The root of misappropriation is a lack of courage.
It's wanting to be an artist without making art.
Art’s eye is blinding.
It grows flowers.
Art demands honesty.
Misappropriation dulls experience.
Art is foremost about experience.
Art is too big to be described by our current level of reason and science.
We can't even talk intelligently about consciousness in science and our reason is bound by biology and time.
Artists saw the death of god and are wearing lab coats, tweed jackets, and crowns to escape the guillotine.
God wasn't safe, how could we be?
Artists refuse to defend art for what it is.
Scientists speak with love for what they do as artists should.
Pulling down another doesn't bring us up.
Trying to destroy reason and science is not the message.
Artists don't believe in art, they believe in wearing the clothes of art.
Artists don't take art seriously.
Post modernism was a chance to recover god.
Religion alone can no longer save god, you can't live in broken houses.
You can't kill god. You only break god up into pieces.
Postmodernists lost their way when out of fear they tried to claim certain truths.
Misappropriation is a pest.
Pesticide hurts the plant.
Strong plants don't need external defenses.
How to create a real defense against misappropriation.
Faith in art.
Faith in the sacred.
Not faith in religious doctrine.
But listen to religious doctrine.
Listen to faulty teachers and you can learn from how they were right.
More importantly, you learn from how they are wrong.
How we are wrong is much more interesting than how we are right.
Why is science okay? They have faith.
There is pseudoart like there is pseudoscience
Pseudoart tries to pass off others experience as its own.
Art is extremely difficult to make.
Most give up and rely on imitation.
Imitation is safe.
Safe is dangerous.
We are always obliged to save art.
Art is responsibility.
Art is really easy to make.
Being really honest is difficult.
Defending cultures from misappropriation requires a bigger argument than money.
A bigger issue is of the sacred, that there are things that are not touched lightly.
Until you advance this argument, you have no teeth.
You have to reinstate individual experience.
I can't give proofs of these things because we don't have computers big enough.
I can tell stories.
There are destructive stories and healing stories.
This is not a fight I have with others, this is a fight I have in myself first.
My stomach feels sick.
Touching contemporary culture makes me ill.
I need culture.
Culture is supposed to heal.
I have to reinstate personal experience.
Culture is split.
The foot soldiers of feminism act like the patriarchy.
The feminine, the complex, intuition are mocked.
The masculine, the simple, reason are exalted.
Anyone playing the middle is a dullard or a demon.
We are all living in the middle.
I am too much of my culture.
Healing begins within.
I am not enough of my culture.
Go and experience again.
Go and love again.
Go and draw again.
Go and sing again.
Go and dance again.