A culture that produces no art is not a culture and will not survive a generation
A culture that produces ugly will be dead in two, ugliness is a transgression against life and a disease of the Soul
A culture that cannot produce and demonstrate beauty has no future then
— Alexander J.A Cortes (@AJA_Cortes) January 15, 2020
I am not sure why it takes a personal trainer and fitness guru to state something more insightful and relevant than 99.9% of philosophers, but there you go. Obviously, I agree. A culture that crushes beauty — in visual arts or in literature — and that disdains it as irrelevant or harmful, as ours currently does, is not long for this planet.