The New Plague

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I feel an urgency; a compelling force that knows not the limits of human understanding or knowledge. It feels not the lesser tragedies of the soul or the spirit. Instead it is an ever present power that binds all those it touches to its purposes; slavishly driving the hearts of honest men to labor in their own demise.

Submitted: September 03, 2012

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I feel an urgency; a compelling force that knows not the limits of human understanding or knowledge. It feels not the lesser tragedies of the soul or the spirit. Instead it is an ever present power that binds all those it touches to its purposes; slavishly driving the hearts of honest men to labor in their own demise. I strive for an unholy perfection, an art open to righteous interpretation, and a heaven whose embrace will save men from the travesty and blasphemy of gravity; that their dreams might take wing and form. My purpose is to provide a viewing of an alternate world, a safety in a universe that seeks nothing more than to put the hearts of men to the hazard. I wish to spit in the faces of vulgar prophets and cast down that great yoke which powerful men would use to enslave us under the guise of our betterment.

I know it now, that God has created all art in an effort to liberate our ephemeral flesh and everlasting hearts. Is it not t
he objective of all art to espouse human thought to the heart in an effort to reconcile our struggles with the compassion that lies so restlessly within the hollows of our devious souls? When given a moment to ponder the world I feel that it loses more of its compassion daily; that it becomes more of a battle over time to find love within ourselves for our fellow man. I see that we have been divided, so focused on our differences we have ignored what we have in common for too long. The Black Plague of our time is the thinking that we can force our ideals on those around us…that we can mandate love, legislate compassion, and regulate the hearts and minds of individuals. There is no greater evil in our world, no more troublesome a foe, than intolerance hidden under the façade of love and true tolerance.


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