The language of the prophets
From Chris Hedge’s 2017 Article, The Artist as Prophet (republished August 6, 2019):
Christ “did not want to form a party, an interest group, a mass movement, but wanted to be what he was, the truth, which is related to the single individual,” Kierkegaard wrote. “Therefore everyone who will genuinely serve the truth is by that very fact a martyr. To win a crowd is not art; for that only untruth is needed, nonsense, and a little knowledge of human passions. But no witness to the truth dares to get involved with the crowd.”
That little word toward the end — art — is pivotal. As the article points out, art is critical to understanding what is happening. And what is possible. More on this soon.