15 March 2011

In The Eye Of The Censor.

What is the purpose of Art? Well, the Lefty ACLU, in defending a recent exhibit at The Smithsonian that offended the values of some on the Right, put it this way:
One of the primary purposes of art is to challenge and provoke and question. Inevitably that may offend some and cause others to cheer. Debating works of art, as opposed to censorship of those deemed controversial, is what a free society should support.
But when the art offends, challenges, and provokes, and/or questions the values of The Left/Mainstream Media, well, well, well... all that goes out the window.

So much for a free society - at least in the art world.

Hattip: Roger Kimball at Pajamas Media, via Instapundit.

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