Detaining people for years without charges. Interrogation techniques. Torture. It’s all like performance art, in a way.
Civil libertarians, who have been dogged in making sure that FBI-collected Guantanamo allegations are released to the world, seem exquisitely sensitive to mistreatment of the Koran. A rather selective scrupulousness. When an American puts a crucifix in a jar of urine and places it in a museum, civil libertarians rise immediately to defend it as free speech. And when someone makes a painting of the Virgin Mary, smears it with elephant dung and adorns it with porn, not only is that free speech, it is art — deserving of taxpayer funding and an ACLU brief supporting the Brooklyn Museum when the mayor freezes its taxpayer subsidy.
The next time I see Karen Finley, I’ll have to ask her how that new show she’s working on is going. You know, the one where she chains a guy to the cieling and beats him until he DIES.
Does somebody read this asshole before he goes to print, or is he allowed to just bypass the whole “edited for common fucking sense” thing?