|Just Wondering What This Community Thinks: I think the show should have gone on!!
||[Sep. 28th, 2006|12:13 pm]
Opera Cancelled Over Depiction of Mohammad
Severed Heads in IDOMENEO Imperil Opera Chief's Job
I don't know anymore. You know, I am going to make a new year's resolution right here and right now. And that resolution is to NOT go off the deep end and unleash the unholy power of Ray's flame thrower on those with whom I disagree with. Anyway, this past weekend Germany has been rocked, rattled and rolled by the Political Correctness Gestapos (hereinafter PCG).
Look, I don't know anything about theater and I don't know much about the arts. The theater, for me at least, is where I go to see movies.....where Ahnuld just blows shit up. But even there, in the movies we are going to see them for two reasons: 1) escapism if we are going to see the Dukes of Hazzard movie and 2) a healthy discourse between ideas. I believe that Chancelor Merkel also said that as well.
If we are going to allow people in other countries to dictate to us what we can and cannot perform in our own theaters, then we should all just walk into our halls of government and throw our democratic governments in the trash. If that is the case, we don't need freedom of speech. We need a dictatorship. Look, it is one thing to urinate on the Koran during an interogation. It is quite another when there is an intellectual display of ideas that are forced to struggle with each other thus forcing us to question, to question some more and to come up with our own ideas and our own set of conclusions.
I don't know about the rest of you, but there was a similar thing in New York. Some artist had the Virgin Mary on display covered in shit. That was art - according to the artist. There was a big stink about it. But at teh end of the day, no embassies were burned down, city hall did not declare martial law.......why? Because we understood that it was just a painting. So what.......
Look, in the play even Jesus' head was severed. I don't see the Christians complaining; it is a play, they understand that. They do get it. When Da Vinci code came out, some people thought it was offensive......BUT THEY STILL WENT TO SEE IT.
All kinds of art is offensive to some and appealing to others. Some think that Marilyn Manson is offensive...I like the guy. Some think that Ozzy Ozbourne is offensive...the guy rocks.
Its art dude.....no one has to die for it. I think that my bullshit meter says it all......