If anyone didn’t think the purpose of the Arts was to prop up the establishment then Brexit and the pandemic has well and truly proven them wrong. With a few exceptions ‘creatives’ have by and large kept their heads well below the parapet for fear of upsetting the apple cart.
I’m not suggesting this is anything new or unique but the pretence persists that artists are a progressive force when they jealously protect their turf like everyone else. You only have to look at the eagerness to jump upon the environment destroying NFT bandwagon for example.
We have to look to the past for artists with opinions. I don’t agree with Morrissey but at least we know what he thinks. Billy Bragg & Michael Rosen are still fighting the good fight. But other than Paloma Faith and Little Mix where are the prophets and where are the visionaries.
Extra marks for spotting the Marillion reference.
Twitter Rant Endeth.