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The Gift of Independent Cultural Creation

I am a proud independent cultural creator.

What does this mean? It means that, my works of culture, including my books, music and opinion articles, are not subject to the influence of third parties.

While I often describe the big business and mainstream media backed cultural creators as the 'elite', I only mean it on a financial sense, i.e. their careers have the backing of huge sums of money, which can often be useful. The flip side of that, however, is that their work is often not 'truly theirs' in a spiritual sense, i.e. it may not 100% represent the person they truly are, which, in my opinion, is a shame.

Imagine this. Big business, the mainstream media included, are mainly there to make money, because they are businesses. Therefore, for such businesses to support any cultural creator, they need to be able to reap profits in the end that outweigh the investment they make. Therefore, whenever there is big business backing, cultural creators are subject to the need t…