Artists, poets and musicians are all in the liberals’ pocket. How this happened is a proper topic for investigation by conservatives given that this hegemony implies control in virtually ALL media outlets. Conservatives are woefully undertrained in the social dynamics and causalities of modern electronic communication and “culture” in general.
I’ll offer the hint that creative mentation does not do well in high emergency situations where reflex action prevails. Where one has time and choice, the endorphin powered parts of the mind will find fertile ground. Where one has emergency facing him, the adrenalin powered parts of the mind will simply take over. Parasympathetic vs. sympathetic nervous systems. It’s that simple.
If you have a modern civilization that creates enough surplus value to removes basic survival threat from the picture, you get a flourishing of art and culture AND that mind set’s desire to persist and propagate AGAINST the reactionary, reflex automaticity of survival impulses.
Since artists are basically fantasists, they have a hard time with reality, most particularly historic reality. They fall headlong into that new age touchy feely gut reaction “intuitive” claptrap and go into “I feel you” mode as easily as slipping into an afternoon nap. Dylan was just “feeling” the history of slavery with that method’s reliance on 3 fingered Disney cartoon pictures, LOL!.