Sunday, October 03, 2010

Citizen Obie -- The Corner, And Sustainable Action

My son, having just finished watching a miniseries which mightily impressed him, meditates upon the role of art...

Art, at its best, is nothing less than the defense of humanity against those forces that would dehumanize, and threaten us with erasure.  Whether that be through stereotypes and narrative-setting of American racism, sexism, and classism, or the creeping destruction of families and communities by dependence, violence and disease, or as Gary is referencing, tyranny, eradication, and genocide.  Art is many things, but among them is a vital tool of survival.

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