There isn’t much the ordinary citizen can do about the mess in D.C. these days. At least not until Election Day. But for writers (bloggers included) and musicians, there are ways to express frustration via art.
Looking back, we see many examples. While some works were criticized at inception, later they become accepted, even celebrated.
So, I took time off from reading the news (and getting angry while at it), to see what those before us wrote to express their dissatisfaction (too bad many works go way back):
Here is a short list:
1. The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Great Social Protest Lit., by Uptown Sinclair.
2. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
3. Poems, Protest and a Dream, by Sor Juana Ines de Cruz.
4. Touching Liberty, by Karen Sánchez-Eppler.
As far as music, most protest songs go back to the ‘60s — the anti-war music.
So, is protest art dead or just not as important as once was?
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