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Barking Dogs

Posted to Poetry and Politics

Keep barking your warped bark, my friend. I can see why you would not want to keep posting to boards like this. Your "arguments" grow more muddled and shrill as they cascade down the monitor's face.

On top of it, you seem to have a persecution complex. Oh, the Big Bad Left is attacking the poor, silenced conservative artist. Oh boo hoo, your voice is never heard, it's a Lousy Stinking Liberal Conspiracy to keep you out of the Liberal Elite's Art Clique.

Yikes. Or perhaps I'm misreading your somewhat hard-to-follow prattle.

For the record. Rush and his ilk of ill-willing shock jocks (talk about "hate speech"!) have the same rights as the rest of us do. If Rush was given an NEA grant then great, that's what the foundation is there for. And it's not as if the NEA goes off a says "Gee, let's find the most disgusting, Liberal, controversial artist or arts group out there and then give them a ton of money". It simply doesn't work that way.

Regarding some of the sweeping comments from your previous post:

"The only view that has been herd for the last 40 years has been the left one.". Are you stating this as fact or as opinion. If this is fact, please quantify it.

"As for taxes paid being comparatively small, it's the principal of the thing. I don't want to pay a dime for smug hate speech period." You're right, it is the principle of the thing. The principle is freedom of thought and freedom of expression.

I've never been able to understand why Conservatives rail against "tax-payer" money going into the arts but don't raise any objections to the massive amounts of spending and contractor fraud inherent in grossly over-the-top Pentagon spending. Hmmm, perhaps it's because those pesky liberal artist types don't generate lots of pork for the corporate CEOs to feed on.

"I'm sorry if you feel I am attacking you ..." Who said anything about being attacked? I merely attempted to clarify a mistatement in your very first post. I don't feel attacked by you at all. Maybe a bit embarrassed to be having this exchange with someone so clearly paranoid, but not attacked.

"I understand now in some small ways what a black man in disguise must feel at a KKK rally." I rest my case.