The Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) supports government arts funding for artists as well as the general population, as a crucial approach to inspiring our citizens and banishing pessimism with cultural optimism. The most beautiful of all works of art is the construction of true political freedom.
The CEC and our international affiliates in LaRouche's Schiller Institute have a strong commitment to nurturing this political freedom through a new Golden Renaissance, based upon the classical tradition in art and philosophy, where the creative powers of each individual are fostered, to the benefit of both the individual, and of the entire society. As such, we will work to promote classical music, visual arts and great classical theatrical productions to counter the anti-human, bestial policies represented by the rock-drug-sex counterculture, which took off in the 1960s. It is imperative that such works of art and culture be accessible for all Australians, and not just the wealthy and the elite.
In July 2004, the CEC released a pamphlet, Children of Satan III—The Sexual Congress For Cultural Fascism. This pamphlet exposed the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF)—a CIA-funded cultural warfare unit sponsoring hideous modernist and postmodernist "art" against the Classical tradition in art. This irrational garbage called "art" is used as a way of undermining the population's ability to think. One notorious example of this cultural warfare was the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom's support for the psychotic "Blue Poles" painting in the National Gallery of Australia by Jackson Pollock, a stalwart of the CCF.
A classical education must start at Pre-School level and henceforth be encouraged and funded throughout all schooling levels, universities and government media—radio and television alike. The CEC will adequately fund classical orchestras, actors, painters, sculptors and indeed all artists embracing the classical tradition.
Over time, this education will generate a culture of beauty, allowing us to understand the true nature of mankind—that we are creative beings inspired by ideas—not animals obsessed by instantaneous pleasures. Our suicide rates, crime and drug culture would necessarily reduce and as such we will witness a corresponding economic renaissance.