GREAT post!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont see gramsci being discussed enough here, or the frankfurt school.
from the article: "On a different level, in the 1930s members of CPUSA (the Communist Party of the USA) got instructions from Moscow to promote non-representational art so that the USs public spaces would become arid and ugly."
from 1963 congressional record: communist goals (listed below)
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
Takes too long to read, digest, and respond intelligently. Much easier to knee-jerk about A-rabs taking over our ports.