The power of art

Picasso’s Guernica (By PICASSO, la exposición del Reina-Prado. Guernica is in the collection of Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid.

A lot of people claim being an artist is a waste. They don’t understand how powerful art can be, how financially successful successful artists are, and, more importantly, how art literally dictates human behavior, thought and conversation.

I wrote a post recently about a television program which portrayed a system based on rating systems, although instead of rating products and services, people rated each other….to disastrous effect.

People who watched this show, then learned about Copiosis compared Copiosis’ reputation accounts to the show’s 360-degree personal rating concept. As a result, these formed negative opinions of Copiosis. Of course, Copiosis reputation accounts are nothing like that.

What’s fascinating though is how mainstream society (i.e. many people) takes its clues from what they see on television. This art form is very powerful. It literally shapes society, ideals, even values. A recent university study found, for example, that the more transgender people are featured on television, the more accepting society becomes of transgender people.

When was the last time you got into an enthralled conversation about Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead or some other television show?

There is no denying art has power.

Portion of a promotional poster for HULU’s original show The Handmaid’s Tale

Another fantastic example: The Handmaid’s Tale. If you haven’t seen it, you must. It is phenomenal art making. Briefly, the story is set in a dystopian, fundamentalist Christian-right authority which has violently taken over the US and made it into the image of their religious fundamentalist ideas. Watching it with a critical eye, it’s obvious such a thing would be near impossible in this physical reality.

But I can’t help thinking about the timing of this artistic expression. Having come out on HULU while an ultra-right republican administration runs US government, it has seriously sparked conversation about relevant parallels ongoing in the US. Protests around the western world are turning up, with women dressed in costumes straight out of the show.

If you haven’t watched it, it’s worth getting a HULU subscription, or finding a friend who has one.

Imagine what would happen were a well-done show about Copiosis hit the airwaves….

If you’re an RBE fan, you no doubt have felt the power of art. For it wasn’t scientific reason, the scientific method or even TZM’s “train of thought” that catapulted TZM and TVP into the popular mainstream. It was the power of art: Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist Movies sparked the flame.

What’s interesting about art is the nonphysical connections it uses to spread messaging. (Those who don’t believe “nonphysical” exists, just replace that word with “coincidental”. It’s not the best replacement, but it will work for now).  The Zeitgeist movies came out with an uncanny timing. For there already was a pent up frustration among disenfranchised young people about the current system. The movie’s arrival was timed just-so, as to spark that latent demand for something different.

The same is true for The Handmaid’s Tale. For a long while now tensions between women’s rights and the alt-right; a seeming increase in Christian and other US-branded fundamentalist and terror ideologies, and the disdain for those ideologies, has all been fomenting both under the radar and, recently, overtly. It’s no accident or happy coincidence that this program, which is based on a book written more than 30 years ago, would now be turned into a newer, more relavant, more pervasive art-form.

And to dramatic effect.

An authority I place huge credence told me the following in regards to how art and created-reality interplay:

In simple terms, you will not try to achieve something that you believe impossible within your concepts of reality. The conscious mind, with its normally considered intellect, is meant to assess the practicality of action within your world. You will literally see only what you want to see. If the race believed that space travel was impossible, you would not have it. That is one thing; but if an individual believes that it is literally impossible for him to travel from one end of the continent to another, or to change his job, or perform any act, then the act becomes practically impossible…..this applies in terms of the species as well as individuals. Because you are now a conscious species…there are racial idealizations that you can accept or deny. Often at your particular stage of development as a race, these appear first in your world as fiction, art, or so-called pure theory.

Art, has always been on the leading edge of human ideals. Picasso’s Guenerica, the art of Michelangelo, prehistoric art (which science is way out of their depth trying to understand)….all art…emerges from nonphysical, where events and connections are constantly being created, then given impetus to become “real” in our see it, taste it, touch it subjective “realities”.

Powerful art of the past was originally called Oral Tradition. Then came drawings. Then, perhaps, theater. Then books and paintings. Today the epitome of artistic expression is not television. It is streaming media. For the furthest edge of societal discourse is happening on networks such as Hulu, HBO, Netflix, Amazon streaming and Vice.

There’s just no denying how powerful art can be. Art shapes human action, thought, social discussion and, finally, our physical reality.

Now. Imagine what would happen were a well-done show about Copiosis hit the airwaves….

It’s no wonder why art is a major part of our transition plan. Because it is powerful.

2 thoughts on “The power of art

  1. An undercover team led by Grayson lands on Sargas 4, an Earth-like planet with a culture similar to that of 21st-century human civilization, to locate two missing anthropologists. There, LaMarr is arrested after a video of him dancing with a beloved statue receives more than a million “down” votes, and must convince the public to pardon him or be subjected to “treatment” for his actions. Alara and Claire locate one of the missing, but find him in an irreversible lobotomized state. With LaMarr facing a final vote to determine his guilt, Mercer brings one of the planet’s inhabitants, Lysella, aboard the Orville and learns about the “Master Feed”, which Isaac is able to hack and upload doctored images of John, narrowly swinging the vote in his favor. Now free, John and the others return to the ship and depart. The next day, Lysella decides against taking part in a public vote.
    THE ORVILLE s01E07
    “Majority Rule”
    Jon LaMarr is down voted for humping a statue. The people of this world vote for each other.

    It seems like we can’t have anything else now because my parents’/grandparents’ generations could not imagine it. For example, we don’t have interstellar travel because they could not imagine it and saw no value in it when shows like STAR TREK came along.

    1. I heard about this episode and intend to watch it. I’m pretty sure our DVR recorded it. I can only refer you to this post I wrote about another show some thought depicted Copiosis.

      What I see, is this: Because we (those on my team and those following and supporting our work) are focusing so much on Copiosis becoming a real future, not speculative science fiction, we are beginning to effect human consciousness. So human consciousness is beginning to explore the probabilities of what that future (a Copiosis one) would look like. It’s doing that exploration in the “unseen” reality. Whenever that happens – and it happens all the time – people in the “seen” reality are participating of course. They mostly participate “unconsciously”, and often in their dreams. Sometimes, artists and other creators, inspired by “glimpses” of those deliberations/explorations, get “an idea” about a new show, painting, book, etc. What we are seeing with Black Mirror, and now with this The Orville Episode, are perfect examples of artists inspired from a glimpse of the deliberation/exploration – the conversation happening in the “unseen” world – and then turning that inspiration into powerful art in the “seen” world. This is how artists serve. For now, people can “consciously” contemplate the idea alongside other “real” “facts”. Facts such as what we’re presenting through and our other properties.

      This is all good news. Seth (the creator of The Orville) and the Black Mirror creator are helping us by creating awareness. They are also creating critical analysis, despite their grossly distorting what’s happening in the “unseen” world. How are they doing this? They are putting in the forefront of our collective waking consciousness the issues that will need to be thought through in order to create the reality we are wanting (a Copiosis reality). For example, both Black Mirror and now The Orville are highlighting an issue I think everyone on the planet will have a problem with about Copiosis: People rating other people through reputation accounts. This is part of the major deliberations happening in the “unseen” world: how will this work? We’ve seen China announce they are rolling out a rating system for their citizens (see the Copiosis Social Group on Facebook). So now we even have a badly-purposed example in the real world of something similar to what these shows are pointing to.

      As one commenter on that post has already said, Our reputation account system is much better than China’s idea. The cool thing is, when people see our work, then remember these shows or the China announcement and comment negatively from their memory of these, we can point them to our material. Our material shows a far better alternative. So the shows are generating the context needed for the general public, most of which are currently unaware of Copiosis. It creates a personal, intimate interest in advance. So when they, for example, see our next animated video, which is coming out on Facebook next week, they will have a personal, inmate memory experience, from which they will have an emotional reaction. And when they have an emotional reaction, they become attached to Copiosis and thus, personally interested. You see? It’s perfect!

      Art is powerful. It is helping humanity process in this physical reality (the seen world) issues being raised in the eternal reality (the unseen world) while it (humanity) is on its way to embracing what they’ve already agreed to in the unseen world, in the seen world: Copiosis. Copiosis is a done deal. All that I’ve written above is why I’m so excited to see things like this come out.

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