"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

18 September 2012


The New York Times editorial of October 2, 1999, defends the display of Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ and Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary:
A museum is obliged to challenge the public as well as to placate it, or else the museum becomes a chamber of attractive ghosts, an institution completely disconnected from art in our time.
The New York Times editorial of September 12, 2012, condemns the display of The Innocence of Muslims:
Whoever made the film did true damage to the interests of the United States and its core principle of respecting all faiths.
Whatever happened to “challenging the public”? Or is that obligation rendered non-obligatory when a certain public responds to challenges by killing people?

Stay safe.


Child of the Trillion dollar wasteland. said...

Not surprised at all actually...

Blue said...

Nope, not really surprised here, either :)

traditionsandskills said...

Me either. Anymore, if I can even muster the effort to think "what asshats", I'm doing good.

Morning Blue.

Miss Violet

Blue said...

Mornin', Sunshine :)

GreyLocke said...

Simple display of the hypocrisy of the so called enlightened elite.

Blue said...

Enlightened Elite. Ummmm, yeah. :)