Mark Pellegrino on artists and collectivism

When you have an academic world that has rejected reason, and you have artists that live by their instincts and their feelings and are not getting a correction from the academic world — or even the culture at large — that reason should be the standard by which they should judge everything, well then they’re going to gravitate towards the political messages that emotionalism gravitates towards. And that’s the collective. If you don’t have a brain of your own and you go by feelings, the collective becomes your brain. And you just immerse yourself in a feeling of oneness and being with the group. So it’s not surprising to me that these artists have ingested the poison of the culture from the very top.