by Michael Churchill
Homogeneity may be a red herring. The larger issue behind the boredom is the loss of “artistic agency.”
It’s so easy to get passively entertained that we have lost the ability to make art on a man-by-man basis — real music, neighborhood plays, etc.
In Kentucky where the spirit of actual neighborhood music gatherings is still alive … wow … when you stumble across it it is very powerful to see.
Anyway, this is an excellence that can be cultivated personally.
That was something I got from Evola btw — if the culture around us feels like it sucks … like it’s aimed at a lower level of sophistication — then what are WE PERSONALLY doing to elevate it?