NHA - Public Enemy is interesting, at any rate. They are pan-nationalists and support Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam offshot (sure, its not really Islam, its just some shit a black guy made up to rebel against whitey the blue eyed devil) who, in the past and probably into the present, has co-operated with the KKK on separation of the races. I think the political apparatus linked with those groups both sponsored some kind of bill that would give reparations to black wanting to return to Afrika. I think their basic ideology is ok, but there is far too much populism involved.... I think Flava Flave's net worth is something like $70 million (if one counts vast mountins of crack as capital asset, hehe).
It was to composition that I was referring as dictatorial. The person who is inspired with the music and brings it into existence should know enough not to let other people adulterate it with their own (usually shitty) ideas. Sure, a great romantic composer might use a folk melody as a starting point, but its ultimately his perceptions and such that go into the new work. Burzum/Aske wasn't assembled by a committee, and neither was Mozart's requiem mass. Look at most bands - they will be mostly the inspiration of one member, and when the muse leaves him and the band starts coming up with ideas as a committee, the albums start to suck.
I agree state regulation on art generally sucks. Like the monkeys with typewriters, every once in a while a mona lisa is made... but mostly it is terrible. I went to a state college and the 'art' that was purchased with state money or with private donations to state property was fucking aweful. There was a giant box of mcdonald's french fries (like six feet tall made of metal in the middle of the sidewalk on campus) that was ungodly. FUCKING TERRIBLE. That is the best example I've ever seen in my life of the negative effect of state intervention in art. However...
"Ofcourse the gov wouldnt worry about profits, they steal from everybody, they never loose, and if they do they ll just print some more money etc, and the principles they ll invoke are "nation" "progress" "security" and the rest of the crap."
Mandrake - they mostly just steal from the middle class. It seems you are probably under 30 - ask your parents how much they pay in taxes and you'll probably be shocked. But yes, it would seem that when the government handles money it is one of two things (maybe some of both):
1. Very, very naive and irresponsible.
2. Very corrupt, but in a 'legal' way
But just because they do bad things does not mean that government in and of itself is a bad thing. You haven't listened to your black metal carefully enough. Government is necessary and thus we must embrace both the
and the:( of gov't. We are not a nation, but an empire. Progess... well, sure, whatever. American society is fucked up. Security is a very real need, though. And really is something I like paying taxes for. Money to the Military, and money to our security apparatus (CIA, NSA, FBI, etc). You think China and Russia really give a shit about our 'inalienable rights'? They're playing fucking hardball man. We must be prepared materially and spiritually to fuck their shit when it becomes necessary. Not just them, their toadies, too. North Korea is going to completely undermine our strategic position in east Asia (with the able assistance of that pussy Obama) and just hand it over to China. They are fucking with us but we can do nothing because our soldiers are commited into other strategic blunders. Mark my words, Japan and the Phillippenes are going to be Chinese outposts within 10 years. Security is a very real interest comrade.