this poem was inspired through a posting discussion between
a poster named: Thur another named: Terry - and myself.
the discussion centered
upon modern art and the possible reasons for the tremendous
hostility towards modern art.
poetry has much more emotive
strength than reason and in this poem i explore power
seeking manipulators using modern art as a means of instilling
fear of non obedience into the irrational hearts of religious
believers to further their own agenda.
i only explore only one negative force acting on modern
art - society is complex and there are many agendas other
than the religous agenda, political, economic, cultural
in this poem duchamp's
fountain symbolizes the non obedience freedom of independent
thinking which challenges the culture of blind obedience
to the judo-christian ethic. free thinkers in effect challenge
all idea systems not just the judo-christian ethic and
thus incur wrath from supporters of all obedience based
the artist sub-culture
is more prone to free thinking than any other culture
within society - this does not mean that all artists are
free thinkers - it means that you will have an easier
time finding free thinkers within the artistic community
than other communities.
the down side is that aspiring dictators will attack the
artistic community in order to destroy the free thinkers.