This chapter in the "running mouth" series will be about culture, communications and the arts.
Prepare for my LOUDEST MOUTH!!
America is a multi-armed giant with FEE FI FO and a lot of fumes.
It also has a most powerful whisper that creeps in at night, it flows over sand dunes and catches in the forests. It IS THE MORNING BREEZE over the horizon with the dawn and it meets the moon where ever it shows up. It is American Culture Baby!!!!
Art, music, theater, books movies, pictures, photos, the internet chat sites, news rooms and every damn thing that can be caught on the wind is our culture. BROTHERS AND SISTERS CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!!!!!
Our voices, our views, opinions and thoughts shout and scream but our culture whispers jimi, janis, madonna, rock, pop, warhol, hip hop, paintings, Wood, Bierstadt, Eakins, Homer, Burchfield, prints, photography, Mapplethorpe, M. Bourke White, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, the Fords, the Whitneys, Elvis, Marylyn, JFK, cowboy hats and cold beers the Iconography of our country!!!!!!! baby!!!!!!!!
Ayatollahs, Imams, fascists, communists, brown-green and blue shirts, royalists, some french fried thinkers, Indonesian dictators, all of THEM fear the seeping air of American culture and any outside culture in general for that matter. Think about that point again America, they fear any outside culture......
((((whipsers)))))) art, music theater, books.......
We are great assimilators, like ants we gain stuff from the outside, bring it into the nest and use it, re-use it and then we make it light as a feather and it catches in the wind and becomes universal . That was the nature of our industry at one time. It has become our way in the financial world (which has been our dowfall too) and now it is our best interests to use our craftsmanship and industry and our artistic nature to pick ourself's up , dust off and create a culture that changes the world for the better.
Art, music, our products and industry, our families, our nature to work and be productive can not be stopped by corporate or political or govenment intrusion, The world of art and all cultural growth that we humans make is the ultimate sign that we are not just animals. It is the whisper of humanity that screams "human" loud and clear.. We have tipped the nest before and found new colonies. We brought our art with us when we moved and we added other's art when they were discovered.
Our intellectual work and our books, our written documents are precious, so is the voice we use for others to hear. my voice is hoarse and I am done...... NOT..............
ART IS NOT JUST FOR ART'S SAKE
it defines us as a country, a culture and the most important, as humans.
Now, talk,whisper, rant, yell, creep in and out, leave left handed compliments, snide remarks, a lesson, a thesis idea, your own lecture or not. That is the art of it, choice.