Friday, April 27, 2007

More of Daisey's dizzy doozy

If you scroll down, you'll see that one of the comments on my original Mike Daisey post says that the "religious right had absolutely nothing to do with the Mike Daisey incident," but, in fact, I disagree. No, they weren't wearing tags saying "I represent the religious right," and no, the school isn't officially affiliated with a religious institition. But surely one need not be a card-carrying member of the 700 Club to exhibit, to wrap one's self in the holy mantle of, the sensibilities and the apparently unassailable righteousness of the right to be considered a member of its ranks.

Here's the bottom line: It is singularly un-American -- and it should be a felony -- to desecrate someone else's art, to plunge a knife (or to pour water on) the First Amendment protections of another citizen. And that, dear friend, is the hallmark of the right's belief system. It is among the tactics they worship and employ.

Libertarians these fascists are not.

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1 comment:

Nick said...

Three distinct subgroups walked out of the performance that night-- the high school students, the chaperones, and the rogue vandal.

My guess would be that the teenagers of “the group” that walked out were probably not much different than those in the other high school group who were also in the theatre that night and stayed as audience.

But you’re the journalist Leonard, so I’m sure you have researched both high schools that were represented that night and will show me my error. Looking forward to your editorial.