And I've been aware of the attacks on creativity for many years. For example, a number of people have told me that all ideas have been used up and therefore no new ideas exist. Of course that sort of statment often comes from people who assume that their limited understanding of things applies to everyone. And then there's the rapid rejection of anything new or uncommon. When I proposed a wild and radical idea, the response I often get is "It won't work, so don't bother." But even if it doesn't work, that doesn't mean you can't get it to work eventually (unless it really can't work.)
Image if inventors were discoraged from inventing because so many people kept telling them that new inventions have no use in "society." Of coure in this age of spectacular mediocrity, you are expected to never create and never imagine because your job in life is to be boring, bland and "normal." Yet these same folks who attack creativity and innovation neglect to realize that the iPods they love so much were created by people who used creativity and innovation. (Not that iPods are the most creative of inventions, but I had to use some kind of example.)
If you enjoy being boring, bland and "normal", that's your right. But that doesn't mean you should force it on those of use who don't want to be boring, bland and "normal." But apparently the war against creativity means you have to force people to be boring, bland and "normal." If so, I will reject that malarkey now and reject it later! You can't change the world if you keep doing the same things over and over.