If it wasn’t for the neo liberalism that is driving vacant messages with questionable ethics, the alt-right and visibly present far right are continuously on attack of the basic principles that make us human, and therefore civilized.
There is a lot of anger, and even more so the internet and free flow of information has opened Pandora’s box. Corrupt regimes and individuals have been revealed, whilst governments have their resources diminished and police and health services struggling to deliver fairness. Law maybe the only dynamic challenge to all of this.
And now art is under attack, again.
I remember when following the financial crisis local government budgets were slashed letting thousands of staff go.
Youth services and cultural activities were the first to go and the arts council was told it has to raise the funds itself and from corporations. This the sector frowned upon and questioned the viability of independence in the circumstances.
Luckily the arts sector, used its creativity, and survived.
However we now have another attack under the wider hostile environment agenda.
The Guardian newspaper reported dozen authors who were planning to attend this year’s Edinburgh international book festival have had their visas refused. The ultimate right to creativity, refused.
How does this hostile policy justify this? For they really believe we will silence our human nature to this extend? And what next, will they shut down the Internet so we can no longer share?
What is the cost of this to society and why they feel the need to isolate?
The ones kept inside, as always are the ones that have the key.
I’m pretty sure this isn’t the way.