It is Time for a Cultural Renaissance in America
Okay, so here’s the good news: big changes happen from the inside out.
But what does this mean? Well, it means that in order for Americans to improve their situation, they need to start with themselves. The people who are able to do this are, what I call, New Americans.
What is a New American? A New American is anyone living in the United States, who makes the choice to be the change, and join this American Renaissance of art and culture. All New Americans share the common moral emphasis on literacy, literature, the arts in general, education and community. One of the most important aspects of a New American is our ability to change. The 99% is proof that we can make the difference.
Harold Bloom, the world renowned literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, contends that the only way to preserve the art and appreciation of literacy, is a through a rough form of elitism. But that is not the way a New American sees this cultural decline.
A New American is an advocate for fine arts, but understands that the classification of art needs to change. We realizex the importance of creative thinking, entrepreneurism and the individual. We believe that we have individual worth to our country and can accomplish even the most radical dreams if we just put in the work to do it and believe in ourselves. Once you care, then your neighbor will care, and it will spread in your community. But the only way to get to your community, is genuine change in our daily practices.
I have stepped up to the plate as much as I can. I run The New American Scholar Project, that focuses on making great works of literature, that holds relevant lessons for today’s American Culture.
I have no degree to speak of, but I am a literature enthusiast and I have found in my studies an undeniable benefit from the arts in everyday, practical culture. I live day in and day out in a country that is poverty stricken, and the average American can hardly remember the promise of the American Dream.
So from one human being to another, a New American to a New American, let us revive the arts for our children, and their children. As for me, I will continue to provide articles here on NationofChange and at The New American Scholar Project that are aimed at making literature more accessible for all. If you are breathing and you care about this topic, you can spread change in your own community. You can give, even if you have nothing.
If you are interested in my writing, The New American Scholar Project, or ideas on how to spread culture in your community, you can contact me through my blog, and if you want to receive updates by any of my work, you can do that here.
Thank you for taking the time to listen, and I hope to see you all next week!