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Quote Du Jour: On Nazi Marches

Uncouth Reflections

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

It is useful to consider the three primary arguments set forth by Skokie in support of its effort to forbid the march. First, the village argued that the display of the swastika promoted “hatred against persons of Jewish faith or ancestry” and that speech that promotes racial or religious hatred is unprotected by the First Amendment. The courts rightly rejected this argument, not on the ground that the swastika doesn’t promote religious hatred, but on the ground that that is not a reason for suppressing speech. After all, it the Nazis could be prohibited from marching in Skokie because the swastika incites religious hatred, then presumably they couldn’t march anywhere for the same reason, and movies could not show the swastika, and even documentaries could not show the swastika. And if the swastika can be banned on this basis, then what other symbols or ideas can be…

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Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Hmmm…

Funny; the piece on the left came after the one on the right…

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in The Kulturkampf

 

Charlottesville

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in America, The Kulturkampf

 

Why public art sucks

Tristin Hopper had a great article recently in the National Post on why public art is so consistently awful.

It boils down to basically two things:

(a) The ‘art’ has to stand up to outdoor conditions, which greatly affects the kinds of materials that can be used, and

(b) Cities have budgets for art, which naturally bureaucrats ‘have’ to spend so they’ll keep the cashflow coming next budget, and of course said bureaucrats are unelected and unaccountable to the public, and so spend money as they please on whatever they please, as long as the money gets spent that’s all that ultimately matters to them.

IMO, the solution is simple; governments should get out of bankrolling public art, and instead should only erect monuments and statues to great individuals, war dead, etc., and leave the arts to the private sector, who at least won’t be wasting taxpayers’ money on crap; just their own…

Some might suggest getting public input, but frankly, given the divisions in today’s society, esp. in light of prog / SJW activists decrying anything not created by, say, transgendered black Muslim wheelchair-bound lesbians, all that will do is result in prog hijacking of such hearings, and more social conflict. No, we can’t have nice things any more, because progs. So leave it to the marketplace, instead; again, at least taxpayer dollars won’t be bankrolling agitprop and waste.

 

Belgium’s Minister of Health, Maggie de Block

From the land of waffles, chocolates and French fries…

 

NORKs can nuke? Good for them.

What should America do about it?

Leave them alone!

Simple.

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Brave New World Order, government

 

An unpopular opinion confessed

Amen to that, brother.