Without Freedom Of Expression There Is No Art

For 5 years I was running a written blog. I was being consistent and I wrote about a myriad of different topics. Then I went quiet for a million different reasons and decided to shut down my blog. My old entries amount to 5 books in total. One of them has been released, the other ones have not. My upcoming one is almost done, but releasing these books have not been a priority since I’m primarily an artist.

The last “cause” that I was championing and pushing for was a lockdown in the UK in order to minimise the spread of a “ferocious virus” that was gonna “kill us all“ if left unchallenged, according to the mainstream media. 2 weeks with a National lockdown and the spread would be under control they said. I knew that the NHS was already in a state of absolute crisis, and that they were NOT prepared to deal with ANY form of national emergency at all whatsoever. I did the right thing and even used my commercial email list to spread a petition.

Then I became as silent as the grave, and decided that this was probably for the better. A lot of conflicting stories started emerging regarding COVID-19, and the mainstream media narrative didn’t necessarily look that straightforward after all.

My self-imposed silence was interrupted at a certain point by a very angry Instagram post where I lashed out at the political correctness police for mercilessly destroying works of art and entertainment. As an artist it makes me furious to see this sort of iconoclasm, and even more furious when I see that other artists excuse this or don’t say anything.

… or that is until whatever artists fear that their own work may be redacted, removed, or tampered with. Oh then, there is no end to how much noise they start making. Is it not enough to see that other creative people have their lives ruined? Apparently not.

If you’ve been living under a rock these last days then welcome to what’s happening: millions of Twitter users have been purged from the platform due to their beliefs/political statements. I honestly don’t care what you believe in or who you vote for. I don’t support totalitarianism. The sort of behaviour that the tech giants have engaged in the last few days is the sort of behaviour that leads to a social credit system where only the bland will win. There is no future for creativity if this madness continues.

Published by thecommanderinchief

I'm primarily a 7 string guitar virtuoso, bel-canto trained coloratura soprano & songwriter in Classical-Crossover, Heavy Metal & Acoustic Music. I've been featured in a number of major international music magazines, National Newspapers, etc; I've played major festivals & have been a Talk-Show guest on National TV & Radio. I've also been a coach & a judge on Norwegian prime time TV show "Stjernekamp" :) I've released an Amazon bestselling Classical Album that has been going in and out of the charts ever since its release in 2014 and I've also been award nominated for my work in Heavy Metal. I've written & illustrated "The Freezing Snowman" and a number of other books. This blog was started in 2015 due to public demand and has so far resulted in one book called "Thoughts." I've pretty much written about anything that one can write about besides make-up, dating and fashion. This blog has gone trough numerous changes both in terms of topics and layout. I don't know for how long my blogging-hobby will continue.

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