If you have the opportunity to do so, thank a veteran for their service because it is through the efforts of our men and women in the military that we can create art without prohibition.
Look back to a few examples of how creative efforts have been suppressed:
- Nazi Germany and the Degenrate Art show–included artists such as Kanidnsky, Paul Klee, and many others
- The closure of the Bauhaus
- Glance at the post about North Korean art to see what happens when art is purely in the service of the state
- The art of Stalinist Russia
- ” ” ” Communist China
- and so forth….
Where creative efforts are suppressed the human spirit withers.