‘Cause you’re playing with fire”
The Rolling Stones, 1965
Art flourishes on artists’ unhappiness and inability to rest satisfied. It is the unappeasable spirit of authors that mainly inspires art. In this sense there is extremism in art. And socialization of neuroses spreads and aggravates it. The inappeasable spirit of artists invigorates the public and disturbs the soul of the world. Those who suffer extra dissatisfaction including that caused by circumcision are easier to become critically overstimulated. Some circumcised may find the emotional drama unbearable.
Irresponsibly, the western culture uses artists’ neuroses for entertainment. It swallows their distress as a stimulating drug while being oblivious of its ill side-effects. Europeans, for instance, enjoy the artistic abilities of integrated Jews without questioning what the reason for their disturbed spirit is. They encourage a neurophysiological condition conveniently assuming it is of genetic or cultural origin. Westerners enjoy the warmth of the fireplace not knowing that some of the furniture of their house is inflammable. They face the unwanted consequences of their ignorance but do not recognize them.Art flourishes on artists’ unhappiness and inability to rest satisfied. It is the unappeasable spirit of authors that mainly inspires art. In this sense there is extremism in art. And socialization of neuroses spreads and aggravates it. The inappeasable spirit of artists invigorates the public and disturbs the soul of the world. Those who suffer extra dissatisfaction including this caused by circumcision are easier to become critically overstimulated. Some circumcised may find the emotional drama unbearable.
And what’s wrong with that?
Pauls McCartney and Wings, 1976
The price they pay for their fascination with dissatisfaction-driven art is sexual fixation and emotional disorientation. A helpless focussing on sexuality that presents love as being at the core of any problem and as having the potential to solve it is not merely an artistic devise and simplification but an emotional dead-lock.
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Paul the Apostle,
The Way of Love
The “All You Need Is Love” refrain once started by Paul the Apostle and continued by Paul the Beatle bears the signs of a universal dissatisfaction. Glorifying love as an all-embracing force does not help us comprehend or cultivate it but only mystifies it. A comprehensive list is not a definition at all. It is an escape from definition, a fearful, religious-type awe that betrays an underlying chronic frustration.
Spiritual agitation not only invigorates and increases productivity but perpetually produces chaos. The physiological limitation of pleasure is always unfulfilling and does not make peace of mind. An ever increasing production that does not lead to happiness is not only senseless but also counterproductive. Encouraging artistic creativity also stimulates the emotional dissatisfaction of authors. It spreads and institutionalizes their inadequacies and neuroses. When the whole world is the stage the encouragement of artistic inspiration is a play with fire.
We are grateful to circumcised artists and musicians for the disaffection they have lived with. But passions cannot be safely awakened as long as sexually suppressive moral and circumcision inflames them. An extra chronic dissatisfaction makes them inexorable and ungovernable.
In a world of physically imposed dissatisfaction free art and thought tend to provoke intolerance. Similarly, those who are physically deprived of erogenous sensitivity meet with hostility the open expression of sexuality. One’s sexual liberation can cause unbearable sexual frustration to others. One’s nakedness may prompt a display of naked aggression on the part of others. The emancipation of one makes another who is unable to experience it feel imprisoned and downtrodden. The very existence of democratic freedoms is capable of inciting a desire for revenge in those who are physically restricted to utilize them fully and to trigger acts of terrorism. Both the artistic provocation and religious extremism are products of emotional dissatisfaction. Art is at the expense of artists’ peace of mind. The overexcitement it builds up in the pleasure-alienated public tends to discharge into violence