Sep 7, 2012
Conservative contempt and suspicion of the arts is nothing new. They’ve been trying to defund arts and sciences for decades, while defaming intellectuals, teachers, artists and scientists with a near Pol Pot zeal. It’s the “stop thinking and keep making war” culture that fuels their economic vision and their darkest ambitions for our species.
They must fulfill the lifelong conservative wet dream ( of defunding the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities –a huge drag on our economy (not his panties… but the arts) at $146 million per year. After all, that’s a whopping 91 cents per taxpayer annually. Can you imagine? It’s like two postage stamps– who can afford that?
Hey, just think of all the nifty things you can do with the extra 91 cents our would-be super heroes plan to throw our way…with that we can pay off our cumulative war debt in 2,420 years. (I’m with Bill Clinton – I use arithmetic.)
Conservatives devalue the arts because they can not easily harness their power as a capital-generating force through the economic model of disposable goods and obsolescence.
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