compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
“One effect of the so-called free way of thinking is that it could eventually force anyone
who wants to survive on the basis of mental activity (other than cloud tending) to enter
into some sort of legal or political fortress - or become a pet of a wealthy patron - in
order to be protected from the rapacious hive mind.
What free really means is that artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers will have
to cloak themselves within stodgy institutions.
We forget what a wonder, what a breath of fresh air it has been to have creative people
make their way in the world of commerce instead of patronage. Patrons gave us Bach
and Michelangelo, but it’s unlikely patrons would have given us Vladimir Nabokov,
... and they most certainly wouldn’t have given us “the bastard” Leonardo da Vinci
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