I’ve been thinking about something I’ve heard a few times – an artist is predisposed to becoming a dictator.
Yes. I think I’ve seen this and I think I would become a dictator if I could too. Most certainly an abusive prison guard. Take a bribe from a menacing gangster. I think you would too and by the same stuff that made you and I what we are today.
I just think artists can visualize it more readily.
I would also think that :
- Musicians have the potential to become mad scientists.
- Curators would murder democracy if they could.
- Writers would impose more democracy just to fuck shit up.
- Designers are budding mafioso who want their cut forever.
- Photographers would end up getting us all turned into pillars of salt.
- Film makers would welcome new alien overlords to Earth without hesitation.
- Actors pee on the monuments you and I would build and steal our lovers. They have already achieved their potential and should be given no more responsibility.
- Creatives in general yearn to colonize marginal communities that have not yet heard of Richard Florida.