Identity, Culture and Art

Identity

Alleanza Bidla Party fully supports our unique, Maltese identity, which is the make up of centuries of history. It was instrumental in the creation of our nation state. We believe that our identity can still contribute positively to world politics. It is an identity built on the different cultures, societies and religions. Our identity was also historically founded on Christian values and teachings. The Maltese have successfully brought these contrasting elements together for the good of the nation and the Mediterranean region.  Alleanza Bidla Paty upholds these unique features: our culture, believes and identity without denying the rights to those who do not feel part of this Christian commonwealth.

Alleanza Bidla Party is more than ready to defend those of a different culture and identity but Alleanza demands that these others also accept and fully respect our Christian values, our other values and all the rights pertaining to these values, which are even enshrined in our Constitution.

Alleanza Bidla Party believes that Christianity is a source of wellbeing in the country and for our nation. There is therefore a necessity for Malta to defend and uphold its moral values, as they will bring improvement for the general good.

 

Culture

The present culture that Malta is upholding today is the culture of death. From Euthanasia to abortion, life appears to mean nothing today. Both conception and death are now the subject of control by the state.

Alleanza belongs to the culture of life. We celebrate life and good living from conception to death. We are against the form of state control and we are fighting it. We see the desire of people to have more control over their own lives yet we see instead that their lives are being taken over by the state.

Unfortunately, Europe today is governed by neo-liberal economic policies and these are then pushed forward into the cultural sector – thus making these neo-liberal policie appealing. This harmful agenda is imposing directly on our own thoughts and beliefs. They can be seen clearly to be outside of our own culture and identity.

Alleanza Bidla Party considers the above as a subtle, new form of neo-liberal colonialism that certain groups in Europe, supported by the liberal American Democrats, want to have imposed on us even against our very own human rights. And this, Alleanza Bidla Party will never accept

Alleanza Bidla Party therefore commits itself to stop and reverse this cultural attack on our identity, an attack that it is coming from abroad, and is particularly vicious on religious/Christian beliefs aa well as our beliefs on the structure of the family, both of which are important pillars of our society.

 

 

Art

Art today, is more than ever, state controlled with the result that our artistic expression has become sterile. There is a need for the rejuvenation of this art. Today, the right of freedom of expression in Malta can only be exercised to legally vilify religion but then the same type of vilification that is used to destroy religious values cannot be used against politicians themselves, irrespective where the politician is honest or corrupt.

We are told that we are now living in a free state, as Christianity is no longer controls our lives, when in reality, we are living in a state with less and less of freedom of expression. The only freedom that we are ‘allowed’ is sexual freedom, but then, everything else is actually state controlled and monitored. One actually needs a permit and permission for every act that one performs.

Alleanza Bidla Party is working to reverse all this.  Alleanza believes that both the Government and the private sector should invest solidly in culture and art and improve its status in Malta.

For instance, true art today has left their traditional homes, being those of the church, state or big enterprises. Public graffiti is showing that the real artistic expressions are now found equally in the periphery and some of this also needs to be given acknowledgement and space to thrive. These street artists and other avant-garde artists need to be brought back to the centre. Alleanza supports that our state gives subsidies, even directly to culture activities. It also supports the introduction of specific direct taxes whose money goes to art and culture and more over, wishes to see in Malta, the commitment that a percentage of our national budget goes directly to the arts.