❝ I think one of the most tragic things about calling something Art is that an ego or pride becomes involved with it. It used to be like…in ancient Greece, a genius was not a person. A genius was a ghost that lived in the person’s house and spoke through them. You yourself were not creative. Instead, creativity was something that was channeled through you by like this cosmic force. There’s a certain freedom in that—that you’re not held liable for what you do, nor are you praised for what you do, you’re just doing it for the sake of doing it. ❞
It’s inconceivable that Western industrial capitalism could run on another 500 or 1000 years. It will not continue as it has. It will deteriorate under the pressure of resource scarcity, and what few democratic values we have obtained, what little space for reasoned discourse has been created, will be the first to be swept away. So it’s very important that people take back their minds, and that people analyze our dilemma in the context of the entire human story. From the descent onto the grassland to our potential destiny as citizens of the galaxy and the universe. We are at a critical turning point. And as I say, the tools, the data that holds the potential for our salvation is now known. It is available, it is among us, but it is misrepresented, it is slandered, it is litigated against, and it’s up to each one of us to relate to this situation in a fashion that will allow us to answer the question that will surely be put to us at some point in the future, which is: What did you do to help save the world?