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

Exactly! You are *sooo* contradicting yourself in everything you
say...to claim your right to free speech while criticising and
decimating everyone else.

He can decide, you can decide, I can decide... you say that beauty is
in the eye of the beholder, and then argue that Picasso is not art?
Why do you bother?

Do you mean to say "Beauty is in the eye  of the beholder, so
therefore, In my opinion, Picasso is not art?" or are you just really
playing the part of a mudslinging troll?

Because what I was saying is that *you* are not allowed to decide for
*everyone else.* Neither are the Feds. At least, I hope not in the
free society we are supposed to be living in.
I mention the "big names" not because they are my favorites, or
because I am following some MFA herd-- (you know nothing about me
but because they are names people can all relate with-- controversy
that  many find to be beautiful and that people understand.

But anyway, I'm not going to be all about the last word here, I'm
going to post this instead, and then maybe officially introduce
myself, which I don't know if I ever did before.



If I cant decide and your husband can't decide, who can?  Someone with an
MFA?  This all sound like something from the Wizard of Oz. The
scarecrow has no
brain, but, that's of no great consequence; he has a diploma.

Art like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.



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