* in case anyone cares to read what I had to say about creative expression, as mentioned previously
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I just feel a mood of antagonism against art culture at the moment. The idea of visual art, beyond aesthetics, is timelessness and the essence of Platonic forms. Naturally I oppose these ideas. In that way art is a denial of reality.
Didn't Marx say that all art is bourgeoise?
I oppose those ideas, abstractions, because they don't serve people. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a utilitarian. It comes down to thinking about the fact that Greek society in particular, produced all these ideas because it had a leisure class with nothing to occupy them but the pursuit of knowledge. This of course was made possible because the vast portion of the population were slaves. Now didn't these people express raw humanity no less, with dreams and ideas of their own? The master creates nothing, no matter how noble his ideas are. So he can never be a true artist. The slave is the one that creates the society, but also because he is cut off from it, lives only off pure imagination. The fact that it's tragic and unknown only makes it more true.
That's where the antagonism toward art culture comes from. I'm not a philosophical or economic Marxist, but I guess I am an Artistic Marxist. Ha ha. It's called a "work" of Art. The value is in the creation. An artwork that is "produced", it's a "product". Why are the very words for creative expression rooted in economic terms? So Art really is Bourgeois. Art is a just a trivial entertainment. Unlike Marx, I don't have a problem with this and I don't call for Utilitarian Art, read: Propaganda. But that is why I make a distinction between it and real creative expression.
God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are