A Warning From 1957 Signaling Your Society Is Collapsing

By:  Nick Russo      TheAnimatingContest.com             Sept 24, 2015

Art is one way past generations communicate with future generations.  Often times, the communications are warnings of what aware artists see coming down the road.  The artist’s compassion compels them to warn people in the future.

The need to make people aware becomes the motivation for the art itself.

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.

Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged” 1957