If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him ~ John F. Kennedy
Now, if we are to take what Jack Kennedy said regarding culture as the truism that it was intended to be, we must examine the output of creative expression in America since 1963 when Democrats began actively discussing the funding of federal programs to support the arts. We must honestly ask ourselves "Are artists really free thinking in the year 2013 or are they conditioned and, in their conditioning process, are they being trained to nourish the roots of progressivism with oddly religious devotion?"
You see, it would seem that our nation's political, economic, educational and spiritual declines all have one thing in common. The origin of American regression can be found within our cultural expressions. When culture suffers decline, society is surely suffering in the same way because culture is nothing more than learned behaviors that are indicative of the members of a society. American decline begins with our national mood with regard to the arts. Our willingness to accept mediocrity because it has been rebadged under the moniker of "modernism" speaks volumes to how we as a society have lapsed into entropy.