Friday, October 08, 2004

Enlightenment on the Left Coast

I think many liberals believe they have a monopoly on appreciation and support of the arts. Of course this is total nonsense. It is interesting, as illustrated by this artist, how certain people are completely devoid of personal responsibility and I find parallels to how Kedwards both explain their past actions and statements!

Blogger Michelle Malkin posts the irony this artist (Maria Alquilar) created by misspelling the names of Einstein, Shakespeare, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and seven other historical figures on a $40k ceramic mural commissioned by the city of Livermore to adorn their new public library! The artists idiotic response to this mistake:

"The people that are into humanities, and are into Blake's concept of enlightenment, they are not looking at the words," she said. "In their mind the words register correctly."


My buddy Mike who lives near Livermore tells me that the local paper say Ms. Alquilar now says she won't come to town to fix the spelling mistake because she got so many negative and racist emails. I suppose people called her an "illiterate" and she either doesn't know what it means or maybe it's a common trait of "enlightened" artists like herself so offensive. What makes things worse is that the local paper mentions some California law that prevents a public official from modifying art without the consent of the artist. So I say take the whole thing down or put up a plaque immortilizing the enlightened one as an example of why one should use the public library! If they start a fund to do either I'll contribute.

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