tomj at wps.com
Mon Jul 11 14:25:54 CDT 2005
On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, Lyle Bickley wrote:
>> Public funding for the arts has been reduced to a practical zero
>> by right-wing corporate goons, sicko christian loonies, and the
>> dwindling resources that remain go to fewer and fewer recipients.
> There are some of us "corporate goons, sicko christian loonies" who do a lot
> of volunteer work for and have donated generously to the Computer History
Clearly then you're not one of them. I refer to an enumerable list
of virulent reactionary activists working hard and often
extra-legally to push the U.S. (particularly) in a specific and
There are plenty of responsible businesses. There are clearly
plenty of christian-persuasion people doing wonderful things in
all realms; vast numbers of the civil-rights movement, for
example, it goes without saying.
My emphasis was on right-wing extremists, and sicko loonies; those
that want to control other peoples behaviours for their own gains.
However the corporate- and christian- subcategories are
particularly virulent at the moment, and pointful to their
You have my apologies if it sounded like I meant otherwise.
Anyways my point was that largely, the funding of open and
ideologically-untethered arts is not valued highly by the
powers-that-be at the moment.
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