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Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist (good!)



I'm sorry you feel disappointed, well actually I'm not.  Your disappointment is yours.

And is our dear friend who has a very defined and narrow view of what is allowable in art "knowledgeable about a particular subject"???  We must have two very divergent ideas on what is "knowledgable".  And yes, in that case I think it is indicative of a lazy mind.  I think it's fairly obvious that the gentleman's view of "allowable art" does not indicate knowledge about that particular subject.  But I DO think it's indicative of a pervasive philosophical/political front that has as part of it's agenda the attempt to control dissent in many of it's forms, especially art.  Without control there is no power to wield.

Power to the artist (non-violent of course, but not restrictive except by one's common sense- which apparently is not so common).

Bruce


----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Mortkowitz <martakovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:         Tue, 8 Jun 2004 14:15:36 -0700
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist  (good!)

> I love politics and art, but this email (below) has gone too far.
> And I contend that oftentimes one who is very knowledgeable about a
> particular subject has a right to be 'positive'  and that is not a
> sign of a lazy mind.  Accusing someone of not knowing art if it
> jumped up and bit 'your' ass is a very lazy way of giving positive
> criticism.
> Bruce, I'm disappointed in your responses.
>
>
>
> >It's clear that nothing anyone could say, or any "facts" presented
> >would change your view.  I have no idea of your political affliation
> >(nor do I wish to know) but your exposition of "facts" smacks of
> >typical neo-con dogma-designed to instill "fear" and maintain
> >"power".
> >      Being so positive about one's own opinions is the sign of a
> >lazy mind and besides, my guess is you wouldn't know "art" if it
> >jumped up and bit your ass.
> >
> >Bruce
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: DT Fletcher <FletcherOR@xxxxxxx>
> >Date:         Mon, 7 Jun 2004 20:22:09 EDT
> >To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist  (good!)
> >
> >  > In a message dated 6/7/04 4:43:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> >  > ruth.roberson@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
> >  >
> >  > << If you go to their website, you will see what they were doing was quite
> >  >  harmless. >>
> >  >
> >  > Really?
> >  >
> >  >  So, I guess that you would welcome amateur production of biological agents
> >  > next door to you, that is, as long as they say that it's artistic and thus
> >  > "harmless."   In a word; gullible.
> >  >
> >  > And, yes, I read all the articles on this, including the one on the
> >  > BostonGlobe website.  In fact, it wasn't until I got the entire
> >story and fully
> >  > understood what this nut was doing in his home that I got
> >turned-off on the entire
> >  > thing.   Simply put: using one's home for the production of
> >biological agents
> >  > (e-coli and others) is not art, it's wrong. If I knew somebody was doing so
> >  > anywhere near my neigborhood, I would get extremely upset and I
> >would hope that
> >  > most thinking-folks would too.
> >  >
> >  > Rgds,
> >  > Dean
> >  >
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