Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Creativity, Copyright, and Education

You know, sometimes people force creativity.  It's something you can't do, really.  You try to squeeze an image out of your head and sometimes it just won't come together.  For the past few days, I was trying to think of an image that would say "thank you" for a thousand page views of one of my recent images.

Frankly the reason why I think it's so popular is because it showed a man's penis.  I think the thousand views it got was because I dared to show a penis in art.  Anyway, I don't think you can force creativity. Especially when you are in a rut and you are forcibly trying to think of something that says, "thank you for the one thousand page views in 3 days!"

Forcing an image out when creativity isn't flowing is almost like giving birth.  In other words, it's hard to squeeze a watermelon through a hole the size of a lemon that is in a dam.  Nina Paley talked about how creativity is being stifled.  In fact, it is being stifled by our current copyright law.  A nation that prides itself on Free Speech gives corporations the power to limit our free speech by sponsoring government monopolies for an impossible amount of time.

This makes Copyright bad.  Since for extending copyright for an impossible limited length of time just so that a Corporation can continue to make money by locking away culture is evil.  It limits a man's creativity unless he is rich beyond the dreams of avarice.  And therefore, it limits Free Speech.  When you limit a man's creativity, you are limiting his ability to express himself.

A man who is cowed by ten years in jail or five years in jail cannot properly express himself so his creativity is stifled.  He becomes silent and works in the factory or the office at a job he can't do well. He makes a meager wage while Corporations who own all the culture collect all the profits.  Tell me for a second, what is wrong with this picture?

Current copyright law is one of the things responsible for our current, out of control consumerism.  Our economy is run by Corporations who own our culture and produce and say we must consume and consume!  Frankly, we are all victims of a system that is designed to kill our creativity.  I mean we are taught literacy in Math, Language, and Science while Music, Art, Drama, and Dance suffers.  I  mean, its true, the education system is designed to output college professors and droids who work in factories.

What we need to do is to specialize in creativity in school.  We have to teach creativity in school so that we can prepare for a future where man is allowed to do anything.  Secondly, we need to limit the time something is in cultural lockdown.  I say five years maximum for free, and then you tax the stupid corporation a tax that rises arithematically so that in time, it's more expensive to keep culture locked down than it is to release it into the public domain.

Thirdly, robots can do everything a human being can do in a factory.  Especially when it comes to making cars and aircraft.  Humans should be free to think and have free time to persue creative pursuits.   An adult can join a dance class, an acting company, or even produce art.  Or he even has time to play.

in the future, when we kill all the Moneychangers and destroy the Rothschildes and manage our resources more efficiently, man will have more free time to do anything he likes.  Frankly, I think we should prepare our children for that future than turn them all into college professors and lock down their speech.

Thank you for reading my blog.


rainswept said...

...locking away culture is evil. It limits a man's creativity unless he is rich beyond the dreams of avarice. And therefore, it limits Free Speech. When you limit a man's creativity, you are limiting his ability to express himself.

Well said.

Elton said...

Thank you, Rainswept! :)

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