Too many artists I know take pride in being "apolitical." There is no way to be creative without being political. Even the most vacuous laugh is politics. We infuse our work from life. The less we understand life, the less perspective we have, the less we have to build interesting work from. Technique is lifeless if you don't know the meaning to why you apply them. Truth, the fundamental goal of what we do, never reveals itself unless you bravely confront it. If you claim to avoid politics, you are extracting the ancient power of story from the telling. As a human you are a coward, as an artist you are a hack.