EUnionist realism

Gawain Towler wonders: What is art for? The EUnion seems to have some old-fashioned early to mid20th century ideas about the role of art in Western society:
Marietje Schaake a Dutch Liberal MEP has come up with this new/old idea for Culture.

1. Underlines the transversal character of culture and believes that culture needs to be considered in the widest sense, as both fostering and embodying European values, that evolved historically;
2. Stresses that democratic and fundamental freedoms such as freedom of expression, press freedom, access to information and communication, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear, and freedom to connect, online and offline, are preconditions for cultural expression, cultural exchanges and cultural diversity;
3. Reiterates that cultural cooperation plays a role in bilateral agreements on development and trade, and through instruments such as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the Eastern Partnership, the Union for the Mediterranean and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), which all have resources allocated to cultural programmes;
Quite rightly Gawain draws a parallel between this retardedness and the attempts to co-opt art in the political process in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Which is one more indication that the EUnion is a far more seedy and sinister undertaking than their lofty language would lead you to believe. If it walks like a duck...

It goes almost without saying, that the unforgivably stupid bint that suggested this is from the flamingly multicultural and europhile D66. Just one more reason to despair for the country that once was...

2 reacties:

Rick zei

The EU was a bad idea to begin with, and now it is getting ridiculous. It needs to be sent to the Scrapheap!
Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP( UK Independence Party), and a MEP, has delivered some scathing and compelling anti-EU speeches. You definitely want to hear them. Just visit UKIP's website and be enthralled !

Ferdy zei

In a totalitarian state everything becomes political, especially art.


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