On the Flaws of Creative Thought Promoted by Academia
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
Academic authorities directly connect artistic expression with political agendas. Art in its purest state knows no politics. Pure art is merely the creation of aesthetically pleasant things and ideas, and these creations generally have no inherent relevancy to any type of political agenda whatsoever. Continually associating every aspect of artistic expression with a political agenda is a horrendous travesty that seeks to stifle the creative flow. This type of expression belittles art and transforms it into a degenerated tool of corporation and state.
This is not to say that art cannot be applied to politics. It most certainly is. The assertion in this article is that art does not necessarily have to be tied directly to a political agenda at all. Any type of political motive that is associated with an artistic creation is something that is usually added later in the creative process; however, political agendas can serve as sources of inspiration for artistic projects. That having been said, it is the tendency of most academic institutions to facilitate the permeation of political motives into almost every artistic and philosophical creation that is expressed by these institutions.
If academic institutions were to allow a more open-minded understanding of the artistic process and creativity, then they would allow for the more critical minds to determine just how any political motives might be applied to the overall understanding of artistic and creative thought. The political entities of those that fund many of the academic institutions may also discover that there is more support for their political causes when these causes are not constantly forced into almost every aspect of the instruction given to the students attending these institutions. The most important consideration should be the minds of the students and the continuation of intellectual freedom.
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Copyright 2014 by Lee Fitzsimmons