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There have been things in the world properly made sacred by inversion; we’re doing our damnedest to reverse the sanctity of these things by making them “normal” once again.
Jonathan Pageau gives a wonderful presentation on the perversion of “modern” art. He speaks to the world “turning upside down.” I see this as the world turning from sacred back to merely ordinary. 🙁 [The reversal of a necessary and brilliant upending]
Humans have a nature and thus bring a “collective subjectivity” to the value judgement of artistic endeavors. In other words it’s not “simply” subjective.
By: G.K. Chesterton:
“The family may fairly be considered, one would think, an ultimate human institution. Every one would admit that it has been the main cell and central unit of almost all societies hitherto, except, indeed, such societies as that of Lacedaemon, which went in for âefficiency,â and has, therefore, perished, and left not a trace behind. Christianity, even enormous as was its revolution, did not alter this ancient and savage sanctity; it merely reversed it. It did not deny the trinity of father, mother, and child. It merely read it backwards, making it run child, mother, father. This it called, not the family, but the Holy Family, for many things are made holy by being turned upside down. But some sages of our own decadence have made a serious attack on the family. They have impugned it, as I think wrongly; and its defenders have defended it, and defended it wrongly. The common defence of the family is that, amid the stress and fickleness of life, it is peaceful, pleasant, and at one. But there is another defence of the family which is possible, and to me evident; this defence is that the family is not peaceful and not pleasant and not at one.”
Scott Adams, whom I have a great respect for misses the mark in his most controversial (and that’s saying a lot figuring most of his positions support Trump in some manner or another) video yet; the problem of the nuclear family.