Standard Trope: Quelle Surprise

(HTML TAG: shock-SHOCK) that people are worried and surprised at the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) effort to get artists to line up and support Dear Leader Doctor Zero.

What. The. FUCK. Did. You. Expect? It’s a government-supported arts organization! Subversion? Gib mir ein freckin’ break!

Idiots! These are the same people who would probably inveigh against private patrons of the arts insisting on control over content — comparing them snarkily to the Medicis, as though that were a bad thing.

Of course, being an artist supported entirely by private means — in the hurly-burly of the commercial marketplace — I have nothing but scorn for so-called “ahtistes” who whore themselves to the state. But that’s just me.

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