Otto Dix and Other Degenerate Artists


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War Cripples – Otto Dix

I am a poet not a politician.  I ran for office once…I felt dirty all the time and I offered little in return other than; being an honest official to New Hampshire’s needs.

Along with no believing in the modern age of television,  I read too much!  Particularly, political articles, history pages and the ‘art’ of our past.

I do not have many ‘followers’ but there are a few.  I have gathered what few fans I have…the hard way.  Word of mouth, friend to friend, a passerby who happened upon my blog.

Ours is a busy world, today.  People hurrying to get somewhere else.  To text to an acquaintance.  To get to that next big trending ‘object’ online.  So on, and, so forth!

It is with that conjecture that I summarize; if you read this post, you are an artist, you love the arts, you enjoy creativity.  Possibly this is a generalization.  But with the above conclusion, I can only assume, you are a liberal.  Perhaps, you vote otherwise.  Yet, in truth,  down deep, if you seek the truth through the passion of word or paint…you are liberal.

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Politics and the world of Artists…in today’s White House?

Artists are often dependent on state funding. This may elicit a reactionary response whereby an artist who might otherwise be conservative is immediately comfortable with the idea of government finance and control in order to meet her basic needs as…blah, blah, blah…

http://www.breitbart.com

Breibart publications are/were associated with Steve Bannon.  The same Steve Bannon who is privileged enough to assist Donald Trump in military decisions.  The same Bannon who is associated with the alt-right.  Alt-right being, Neo Nazi’s, modern day…KKK.

The following information is boring?  Perhaps, but it does lead to one conclusion; America is in the middle of a coup.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower…predicting the new world order!

 

 

Like Hitler, Trump is a radical, authoritarian figure who lies outside the normal parameters of his country’s conservative governing class. Thus, there is a parallel between the two men’s unexpected rise to power that is worth considering: Why would traditional conservatives willingly hand power to a figure so dangerous that he threatened their own political and economic interests? Why, having failed in their halfhearted efforts to nominate an alternative candidate during the primaries, don’t they throw themselves behind a convention coup, a third-party candidacy, or defect outright to Hillary Clinton? Why do so many of them consider Trump the lesser rather than the greater evil?

Thus,

a little history…

January 1933, the Nazi party’s vote share had begun to decline, and its party was undergoing a serious internal crisis, with dues falling, members drifting off, and other leaders questioning Hitler’s direction. A widely shared belief across the political spectrum at the time held that Hitler would not and could not win the chancellorship, because Germany’s revered conservative president, Paul von Hindenburg, had long vowed to deny such a position to Hitler.

Hindenburg and the German right viewed Hitler in strikingly similar terms to how Republican elites view Trump. Yes, they badly underestimated his fanaticism, which Hitler had downplayed in public. While they failed to anticipate that Hitler would launch a total war and industrial-scale genocide, they did consider him a buffoon.

Sound familar?

Trump’s admiration for ironfisted dictators, not only in Ba’athist Iraq but Russia, China, and North Korea, is the ideological lodestar of his long history of political musings. Over the years, Trump has weaved left and right on health care, abortion, taxes, and even the issues currently central to his campaign, like immigration and trade, but has never wavered from his foundational belief that strong leaders are those who crush their enemies without restraint. Whatever norms or bounds that we think limit the damage a president could inflict are likely to be exceeded if that president is Trump. Those Republicans who publicly endorse Trump because he probably won’t win may be making an error on a historic scale.

nymag.com/donaldtrumpandhitlersrisetopower

If you aren’t concerned yet?  If you are like me…an egotistical artist who believes the ‘outside’ world…has little to do with my art!

Read on…

Trump’s administration may shutter the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That’s not good.

 

How did Hitler refer to modern art?

‘degenerate!’

Why?

Back in the day.  Back to a history we haven’t learned from…

Hitler despised modern art for it’s brutal and honest opinion of politics!

 

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Otto Dix – Artist of Hitler’s hate!

Once upon a time, I did not care about people, places and things.  That is until I came out of the closet and my friends were dying of AIDS.  Quickly, my education came.  It is of the up most importance to care about the world.  The world in a smaller since, is our home, our art, it is each and every one of us.

Coup

A quick and decisive extra-legal seizure of governmental power by a relatively small but highly organized group of political or military leaders, …
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