“Degrade first the arts if you’d mankind degrade, Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade.” – William Blake (1757-1827)
Art and culture were traditionally considered to be sacred expressions of the beauty of nature and of God, who is the source of nature. Art and culture were not ever meant to be denigrated into the neurotic ugliness that has replace true art today. The artist was not originally a troubled and psychotic con-artist, a greedy business man, or someone devoid of actual talent. A true artist was considered to be someone who was inspired to act as a clear and revealing window unto higher worlds and aspirations. A Dharma Nationalist government would revive the traditional understanding of art and culture as an expression of actual beauty and meaning. We will foster the promotion of culture, beauty, music, and art in all spheres of life by encouraging the creation of Councils of Arts and Culture in every local community. Such councils will be federally unfunded, but funded and maintained strictly on the local level.