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August 26, 2009
Inevitable: NEA Pushes Artists to Begin Making Obama Propaganda
I would say "What if Bush had done this?," but the thing is, no president should be doing this.
It is amazing to me that Barack Obama seems to have no boundaries whatsoever.
Ever think you can get away with doing something, probably, but then stop yourself from doing it because you don't like where it might lead you? That is, your super-ego checks in and argues "Can you really trust yourself entirely?" and, being not altogether confident in your own integrity and capacity to resist temptation, you refrain from taking the problematic action?
Yeah, well, Obama has no idea what I'm talking about.
He trusts himself implicitly. There's not a step or a tactic or a shortcut he shies away from taking.
Before Obama -- B.O., in Spike Lee's BO/AO dating system -- it was understood that the president was not permitted to direct whole agencies, supposedly nonpartisan, to become merely taxpayer-funded organs of his campaign committee.
I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to take part in a conference call that invited a group of rising artist and art community luminaries “to help lay a new foundation for growth, focusing on core areas of the recovery agenda - health care, energy and environment, safety and security, education, community renewal.”
Yes, It Is.
You know, I don't drop the N-word much (Nazi, I mean), but seriously, if you don't want to be called a Nazi, stop doing Nazi stuff.
As a commenter points out, artists are overwhelmingly leftists and do 99% of Thy Master's Bidding anyway. And yet they apparently feel they must organize the effort and have the NEA -- the country's largest funder of art -- slip out the word that all efforts in this area would be much appreciated.
Oh: Remember, before the NEA told them to, photographers and mainstream magazines were shooting Obama with halos and nimbuses (yes, nimbi, whatever) suggesting that he was in fact The Risen Christ.
Now, if the artistic community is already portraying you, ludicrously and blasphemously, as a deity, is it really necessary to ask them to work on your behalf?
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