|The end of an era
By Michael Moriarty
Arthur Miller's death on February 10 signaled the end of an era during which the bottomless ingratitude of American artists to the integrity of the United States flowered, virulently. His classic, Death of a Salesman, its profoundly pessimistic vision of the American bourgeoisie, a cunning indictment of the American Dream, something which did not escape the revolutionary fervor of the Leftist Critics in New York who gave it raves, will be increasingly trotted out, down the years, as the great agit-prop classic of American Communism.
His generational fellow artist, Aaron Copland, a pupil of French, Parisian communism, try as he might, was obliged in his examination of American folk songs to reveal the divine beauty in the American soul. He likened his whole musical output to a Fanfare To The Common Man, but as his exploration of the grass roots of American identity in works such as Appalachian Spring, Rodeo and Lincoln Portrait, it is unequivocally self-evident that there is nothing "common" about America.
The "commonists," as Southern politicians like to pronounce the name of the Stalinists, Maoists, Castroists and, well, socialists, with all their adoration of thought, their diabolical belief that Descartes was right when he said "I think therefore I am" and therefore they can't believe they are alive until their thoughts make them aware they are alive (the basic pro-choice defense of trimester division to gestation) set the course for Arthur Miller, Aaron Copland, Lee Strasberg and his legion of offspring, and now, direct the course of a former President named William Jefferson Clinton who is determined to be Secretary General of the New World Order of the United Nations.
Americans say, "I am therefore I am!"
Reality, life, or, if you will, God is going to smash this delusional house of Napoleonic Cards into the ground. He and Mother Earth, His Wife, are in no hurry about doing it. Justice is best served up slowly.
Miller, later in his life, directed a production of Death of a Salesman in the capital of his communist dreams, Beijing. With Tiananmen Square and full term abortions ordered by the State, I think he was ultimately as lost as his former wife, Marilyn Monroe, was. He likened her to a street performer whose only real audience simply wanted to pull at her skirts. He did more than that. According to Joyce Carol Oates, he got her pregnant. She fell down a set of stairs and lost the baby.
Well, the baby of Communism has come full-term now with its ownership of 95 per cent of the human race under socialist federations. The American election of 2008 will be its Napoleonic Waterloo. The American soul is not only divinely beautiful, as evinced by Comrade Copland's tribute to her folk songs, but divinely powerful. With Mother Earth and Our Father in Heaven on her side, who can prevail against the Declaration of Independence?
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who has appeared in the landmark television series Law and Order, the mini-series Taken, and the recent TV-movie The 4400. Moriarty is now filming Deadly Skies, a TV-movie that will soon be broadcast on the here! TV network.
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