by carl wilson

Another Day, Another Civil Liberties Emergency

So take a little magical mental journey with me: Imagine that your spouse had a heart attack and died in bed beside you, and that when the medics came the next morning they noticed you had some suspicious art-work around the house, and by the very same afternoon you were under arrest as a "suspected terrorist."

Welcome to the nightmare of Prof. Steven Kurtz of the Critical Art Ensemble, a long-standing visual and performance art and writing group. (Which, of course, steers heavy to the left.) Other members of the group have also been subpoenaed by the FBI.

Ah, what a sweet, touching way to memorialize those glorious Reagan years, and Papa Bush's presidency, too. (See under Mapplethorpe, Finlay, Acker, Tipper Gore, pornography commission, NEA, etc.)

To update that lovely old slogan for the George W. era:

"It's morning in America, your wife is dead, and you're under arrest."

(You can and should sign the support letter here.)

News | Posted by zoilus on Friday, June 11 at 3:11 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)

 

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"It's morning in America, your wife is dead, and you're under arrest."

slap that on a t-shirt with W.'s mug and you've got a (admittedly unsubtle) winner.

Posted by CNN on June 14, 2004 9:57 AM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson