Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Fight Between Respect and Contempt

I'd like to draw your attention to this blog posting by Jeffrey Carduner, "How Everyday! How Big!"-- The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known #1864.  It's about the fight in every person between respect and contempt.  When people study this seriously, racism will end, simple as that.  This is not pie-in-the-sky.  Ellen Reiss, the Chair of Education, writes: "Part of the greatness of Aesthetic Realism is that it has described this fight in all its massiveness and nuance, and shown it to be the ongoing, principal battle all through history and in the daily life of everyone."  And as a history teacher and a man, I say "Amen to that!"   

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Aesthetic Realism matinee: What Good Will REALLY Is!

Good will--the real thing--which this holiday celebration is all about, is the enemy of racism.  Dickens' Christmas Carol, Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," a short story about Christmas in a school in a poor part of town, and more, are all about good will.  This show has a person have more respect for reality, people, music, literature, and more lasting joy this holiday season!
And to find out more about how Aesthetic Realism sees the visual arts, go to the Terrain Gallery's homepage, which includes Eli Siegel's fifteen questions about beauty, "Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?"