Posted on September 3, 2018
On the reading of Zinn: “Artists in Times of War” I want to talk about what the significance of talking about Artists and society’s way of Categorizing individuals based on their careers. First off he talks about the way people would judge a person based on their career choice and wouldn’t take their opinion seriously especially for an artist. Although an artist isn’t a politician or historian or an expert in that field they do provide an excellent view what’s going on in the world around us. In some cases better than journalists since journalists would sometimes conform to what filtered media that is ordered to be written. It can be further argued that the best artists are true journalists since they bring attention to the “real world” and what is going on around the distracted individuals. Are they true patriots? Or are they anarchists? If artists are able to think this way and show the world how it really is, then why do people think that they aren’t to be taken seriously when speaking about topics such as or war or any other issue that is part of our lives?