We have an insidious value system, into which everyone is plugged, that relies on economics to judge the worth of things. We tell each other, of course, that is not how we value each other as people, but the system doesn’t value us in any other way.
In fact we have come to the place where we are not warring as peoples, but warring as the system declines. I recall 1984 and how the warring parties in the world changing their propaganda about each other as they intermittently become allies or enemies. The system of economics we have created is at war with nature, and, as such, at war with our ethical values.
It takes a great deal to ensure those who are capable of seeing this are kept blind or quiet. The weight of the system on the shoulders of everyone to be accounted for, is huge and our value to that system infinitesimal as individuals.
Art is the struggle for a voice in the crowd.