Monday, August 8, 2016

Swedish in Milwaukee: My Life as a Writer: We have some things to talk about, yes?

         This short article - an appeal - shows the frustration of the activist artist (writer, creative person..) in contemporary neo-conservative society. Such people often feel isolated, powerless and frustrated, angry, despondant.. As I pointed out in a comment to the article, we don't have much time to get viable sustainable communities off the ground before the lash of climate change and societal breakdown comes down hard.

Swedish in Milwaukee: My Life as a Writer: We have some things to talk about, yes?

          Recent political events are showing that instability is now settling into political and social structures. In our air-conditioned urban comfort we can ignore arctic meltdown a few years longer. But Black Lives Matter and the European refugee crisis are up front, in your face, can't be ignored any longer.



          How does the "creative" person (who does not have some taint of creativity..) act in a bankrupt society? What values should they follow? Should they engage with others to create viable local / regional communities - "Cultural Refugia" - to sustain and preserve our culture's best values and the knowledge our civilization has accumulated? What would such an engagement look like? How does one begin..

          Many questions! Few answers..

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