The WWW has long wanted to take over the world – why not the arts? Christine Drazan was, or still is, the Director of CACO. As an Artist, Writer, Poet, Theologian, Cultural Scholar, and lover of Science Fiction, I am allowed to AUTHOR a fantastic view of what it is to be a Evangelical Politician. I will render an image of the world they really want for us all. In the ads I have seen so far, we see a mate and children. You get the sense these are Special Breeders, from a different land. They own a Divine Desire to change lands – and people! They are protected by a Christian Cocoon of Martyrdom. They pretend they are all alone in a bullying secular world out to get them. They – need money! Have you heard of The Great Commision?
They come from the suburbs. They live in Trophy Homes. They teach their Little Princess of the Valued Self how to judge those who are not one of them.
“Look Mommy! That man is going to be – left behind!”
“Very good. What characteristics did you see?”
Daddy’s Big Boy has many toys, mostly of BIG WHEEL TRUCKS! Soon he will drive a real big truck to town, and bully people who are different – because they don’t get out of his way fast enough! He will not want to pay taxes to fix the roads he and his Fellow Rednecks – tear up!
When I was a teen I knew the term WASP…..White Anglo Saxon Protestant. The New WASP is half wasp, and half locust.
“They’re here! You’re next!”
I just heard a tape of Marjorie Green saying Socialists should not be in the White House – on top of the lie Biden stole the election. She lied about being for a peaceful transfer of power. Being a good Christian used to be about not telling lies and being for Peace on Earth. Depicting Democrats as killers of the unborn, was born in Bob Jones University in order to counter the Civil Rights movement. The demonizing of LGBTQ people by the Governor or Florida who went after Disney – who employed thousands of artists – may top off the reasons for NEVER voting for a Republican!
I’m considering Sueing Oregon Family Council for sending me religious questions. I demand every Republican candidate sign a paper stating they do not believe in ‘The Big Lie’.
The number of United States Christians taking part in trips lasting a year or less has grown from 540 in 1965 to an estimated more than 1.5 million annually, with an estimated $2 billion per year spent on the effort, according to Missiology journal.
Definition of WASP (Entry 2 of 2)
: an American of Northern European and especially British ancestry and of Protestant backgroundespecially : a member of the dominant and the most privileged class of people in the U.S
- The government must reflect the different values these groups have.
- You love your country’s ideals, goals, values, and aspirations.
- You have to stay true to your values while destroying something as well.
- You behaved as becomes a man who values his honor, perhaps too hastily, but we won’t go into that.
- They can standardize in a thousand more ways to a world economy, while maintaining their values, traditions, and distinctions.
Our Equity Commitment
The Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon is committed to cultural equity and strives to embody values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.
The coalition acknowledges the many tribes and bands who call Oregon their ancestral territory, including: Burns Paiute; Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw; Confederated Tribes of Cow Creek Lower Band of Umpqua; Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation; Coquille Tribe; and Klamath Tribes. We honor the ongoing relationship between the land, plants, animals and people indigenous to this place we now call Oregon. We recognize the continued sovereignty of the nine federally recognized tribes who have ties to this place and thank them for continuing to teach us how we might all be here together.
I’ve never shied away from my pro-life values, but a private right of action is a dangerous precedent that could just as easily be used to curtail constitutional rights that conservatives value such as the Second Amendment, religious freedom, and free speech.
Betsy Johnson (unaffiliated)
I am pro-choice and Oregon will remain a pro-choice state when I am governor. I believe every woman in Oregon has the right to bear arms and bear children as she wishes.
It wasn’t long ago that I sent a message to advocates that highlighted some of the Coalition’s accomplishments back in the 2011 Legislative Session on behalf of Arts and Culture in Oregon. We received emails from across Oregon expressing support for the important work done by the Coalition that year.
In the midst of the holiday spirit and goodwill, I was also reminded of how important our work for arts, culture and heritage is—with a lesson from 1995.
The Cultural Advocacy Coalition was formed in 1999 to lobby in support of creating a one of a kind Cultural Trust that could grow to as much as $200 million and support arts and culture in Oregon for generations to come. As we all know, we were successful and today the Trust partners with more than 1,300 arts, heritage and humanities nonprofits in every single county across Oregon. But before 1999, there was no CAC. There was no unified community to advocate for arts, culture and heritage.
And this is where I get to 1995.
After that first message to supporters went out, I received a note from an advocate for the higher education restructure—that shed some light on why the Percent for Art law was on the chopping block, that year. These are his comments:
“SB 242 as introduced patterned changes made when Oregon Health Sciences University changed its legal status vis-à-vis the state in 1995. To our knowledge no group objected to OHSU’s removal from the One Percent for Art requirements at that time. It was therefore logical to use past precedent to guide this new pursuit of a legal status change for OUS (Oregon University System)—after all we are no longer a state agency to which the one percent law applies.”
Let me summarize his lesson to us more clearly: in 1995 there was no Cultural Advocacy Coalition and OHSU was exempted from the One Percent for Art Law—without any known objections from the arts and culture community.
But, 2011 was no 1995—what a difference an engaged coalition makes!
With your support, the Cultural Advocacy Coalition ensured that 2011 was not a repeat of 1995. Arts and culture advocates had a voice in the marbled halls and backrooms of our State Capitol.
With your support of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition, this story has a happy ending: Oregonians will continue to have a strong tradition of public art in public universities for years to come. No matter what you call the “legal status change” for the Oregon University System; it is still a public university system which will continue to receive public funds to provide an exceptional public education—and outstanding public art.
So, with the lessons of 1995 in mind, this is just a quick note to remind all of us: Your voice matters. As a member of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition, you can be proud to be a part of a broad coalition that is making a difference.
Christine Drazan, Executive Director