Art & Freedom & The Internet

Here writ large is why The Internet is so important to freedom. Read the article and see there are people all over the world who want to simply SAY their hearts and minds. Artist Ai Weiwei from China is being persecuted for just that.

It is at this time of the “closing of America”, still politically safe to reveal negatives about China and Ai Weiwei  is a widely supported art and political dissident figure.  And yet with the last 10 years of Patriot Acts 1 & 2, suspension of Habeas Corpus, Executive Powers to declare anyone an Enemy Combatant, a danger to security, to without warrant or charges and to arrest and detain indefinitely, citizens of the USA in the vast majority would be unbelieving that these same tactics have been and are being used against us. I think it serves the Western “democracies” political purposes to embrace victims of Chinese persecution while they mask the fact that our own highly democratized countries have been in a State of Emergency (signed and extended each and every year for the past 10 by the sitting president) which amounts to Martial Law. Now laws are being formulated to complete the censorship (the president already has a “kill switch”) of The Internet in the USA, as Senator Lieberman said, ‘like China.’

These articles and videos reveal a true artist who has compassion and courage. (Warning, there is some nudity in some of his art, you should expect that of artists, in case you didn’t want to see it. This however is not at all titillating or pornographic and much more decent in my humble opinion than the fully clothed yet suggestive images of Hollywood & popular culture).

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http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,799302,00.html
Excerpt;

Ai: I often ask myself this. Why did I become the No. 1 enemy of the state? During my detention even, they kept asking me: Ai Weiwei, what is the reason you have become like this today? My answer is: First, I refuse to forget. My parents, my family, their whole generation and my generation all paid a great deal in the struggle for freedom of speech. Many people died just because of one sentence or even one word. Somebody has to take responsibility for that. If a nation cannot face its past, it has no future. I started to ask questions.

End Excerpt.

2nd Excerpt;

Ai: My definition of art has always been the same. It is about freedom of expression, a new way of communication. It is never about exhibiting in museums or about hanging it on the wall. Art should live in the heart of the people. Ordinary people should have the same ability to understand art as anybody else. I don’t think art is elite or mysterious. I don’t think anybody can separate art from politics. The intention to separate art from politics is itself a very political intention. I definitely know people who are shameless enough to give up basic values. I see this kind of art, and when I see it I feel ashamed. In China they treat art as some form of decoration, a self-indulgence. It is pretending to be art. It looks like art. It sells like art. But it is really a piece of shit. 

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Here is PBS Frontline 17 minute video by a very young & idealisc journalist detailing Ai Weiwei’s disillusion with the 2008 Olympics “Bird Nest” stadium project and much more that made the Chinese authorities very uncomfortable and lead to his beating and arrest.
http://video.pbs.org/video/1862488102/

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Also this London Guardian article covers
http://gu.com/p/2yvq5
” Ai Weiwei’s democratic cry

The Chinese artist is on the point of becoming a figure of serious global importance in the mould of Vaclav Havel and Alexander Solzhenitsyn”

Excerpt;

His insistence on the universal desire for democracy is not exactly fashionable among some western liberals. A decade of war in the name of such universal values has strengthened the voices of those who seek to muddy this clearest of issues. It is sometimes seen as narrow-minded, even racist, to denounce anti-democratic regimes or even terrorist networks.

In his book Waiting for the Etonians, the journalist Nick Cohen lambasts British artists who, he says, just spout a party line and never defend true liberal values such as democracy. Well, credit to Tate Modern for supporting an artist who is – with great calm – telling the relativists of the west to wake up and value what is good in our political system.

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"On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand, All Other Ground is Sinking Sand"

Now we are being prepared for yet another weakening of our consciouses as believers in Jesus Christ of Nazareth the Only Begotten Son of God the Way the Truth and the Light the One who gives us eternal life.

Here are articles urging us to vote for Mitt Romney Mormon bishop of the LDS religion which denies our Lord and Savior’s Identity as the perfect Lamb of God. One of the basic facts about the LDS is their revelation that theirs is an “evolving” system of religion. Pay close attention to that profession, it allows further changes in any area of a Mormon’s beliefs, therefore anything they say can be taken back and changed to the opposite as evidenced in the below articles. 
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/campaigns/in-boston-mitt-romney-evolved-in-mormon-leadership-some-churchwomen-say/2011/11/17/gIQAMOoWjN_story.html?hpid=z2

In Boston, Mitt Romney ‘evolved’ in Mormon leadership, some churchwomen say, by Jason Horowitz, Published: November 21, ARLINGTON, Mass.

” Romney’s pilgrim’s progress from tone-deaf enforcer of doctrine to a more mature and tolerant pastor of the feminists in his flock.

Romney, who declined to comment for this article, is now a potential Republican nominee for president. In this election, he has embraced his long and active membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to parry accusations that he lacks consistency and a “core.” But some of the women who witnessed Romney’s tenure as the highest-ranking Mormon authority in Boston, the epicenter of the church’s women’s movement, offer a more nuanced portrait.

“He evolved,” said Barbara Taylor, a former president of Exponent II who went on to serve as personal assistant to Romney in the Massachusetts governor’s office. “He is an entirely different person now.”

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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mike-huckabee-tells-conservatives-prepare-back-mitt-romney-190511684.html
Mike Huckabee tells conservatives to prepare to back Mitt Romney, by Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket

“Huckabee’s comments are the latest indication conservatives are readying one another to “hold their noses” and vote for Romney, who opponents on both sides of the aisle paint as the most moderate major Republican candidate in the 2012 race.”

(I think I need to spit and spew this out of my mouth,  instead of holding my nose and voting for an anti-christ!) 
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Oct 03, 2011
Mitt Romney sits down with Mike Huckabee to flip-flop on abortion
by Kaili Joy Gray
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/03/1022375/-Mitt-Romney-sits-down-with-Mike-Huckabee-to-flip-flop-on-abortion

(Here’s where being an evolving Mormon comes in extremely handy.)

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Here are Huckabee’s own very political words in which he “reserves the right to change his mind” about who he supports. He is a Republican’s Republican first and foremost, and in my humble opinion he will vote for the lesser of two evils and support Romney over Obama. I also see in Huckabee that his political aspirations are far from ended and that he may be positioning for VP? I believe that the choice between Republicans and Democrats is a Hobson’s choice unlike  Huckabee who supports the two party system and is willing to vote for even an anti-christ Mormon to get a Republican elected.

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/audio/huckabee-why-tea-party-should-support-romney/

Investigative Audio “Huckabee: Tea Party may need to support Romney”

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It is revealing how vehemently Mike Huckabee opposes Ron Paul.

Mike Huckabee Bashes Ron Paul And Avoids Iran Question
http://youtu.be/9vTQyOPVJXI 

Here is slanderous statements made on Leno May, 2011, that he made incorrectly framing Ron Paul’s beliefs on traditional Republican hot points.

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Finally look at this 2008 presidential debate footage of Ron Paul and one example of the blatant disrespect.
http://youtu.be/BmagWxsznO8
“The fact everyone that controls the International Banking Cartel, Main Stream Media and Big oil etc. are so fearful of this man is maybe really the first reason you should give him your vote.

Republican Debates 2008″
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No change in Paul’s message other than now he has made it more succinct as in this Face the Nation interview with Bob Schieffer. Paul fields the tough issues that have been used by both parties of our false right left paradigm for the last century. Come out of fear and examine the slogans that have kept our nation at war for the last ten years. Watch some Ron Paul and give him a chance is all I ask, because I think he makes great sense.
http://youtu.be/Ms92g-Gxeho
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All the Republican candidates other than Ron Paul use fear factor to motivate Christians. Fearing terrorists or any other than God is evil.  We should fear God who is able to destroy both the body and the spirit.