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Persilot
(Reality Ale)
04/22/11 02:52 PM
Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? [re: ]  

I had a friend round my house the other day who objected rather strenuously to my ownership of both the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft and the music of Wagner.

He argued that in his opinion both were guilty of racism and I shouldn't have anything to do with them on that single basis. I basically told him to piss off and get a life. I told him that if something was a great work of art, it should stand alone outside of the moral reputation of the creator.

What do you guys think? Anyone still listen to Gary Glitter?

"And you're not the 'Man who fell to Earth' you're 'The man of La Mancha'.

Quills
(kook)
04/22/11 05:07 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: Persilot]  

In reply to:

What do you guys think?


You know my love for Wagner. You did the correct thing Percy.



I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.


ziggfriedModerator
(acolyte)
04/22/11 11:10 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: Persilot]  

Given the prevailing societal views of the time, pretty much all art from before the 20th century (at least) would have been made by racists. Although I suppose one could differentiate between those who merely adopted the general racist attitudes of their time(s), and those who vociferously advocated said racism in their art.



to_dizzy
(stardust savant)
04/23/11 01:39 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: ziggfried]  

Unfortunately, the greatest art is always made by the most evil people. I have recently added to my CD collection a rock masterpiece made by what many consider to be a blonde murderess. And you know who she is.



Persilot
(Reality Ale)
04/25/11 04:26 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: to_dizzy]  

In reply to:

Unfortunately, the greatest art is always made by the most evil people. I have recently added to my CD collection a rock masterpiece made by what many consider to be a blonde murderess. And you know who she is.


Myra Hindley?


"And you're not the 'Man who fell to Earth' you're 'The man of La Mancha'.

abroad
(grinning soul)
04/25/11 07:47 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: Persilot]  

The question we must ask ourselves is: are we financing evil by buying such works of art? If not, then the worthiness of the art is separate from the moral status of the artist.



Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
04/28/11 12:51 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: abroad]  

The people at KFC have had scientists working on crossing a chicken with a tarantula so's they can eight legs per bird...

They've succeeded, but now they can't catch the bastard.



Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
04/28/11 01:04 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: Quills]  

In reply to:

You know my love for Wagner. You did the correct thing Percy.



Knew you'd like Wagner you big gayer.

He was great in Hart to Hart.



Quills
(kook)
04/29/11 09:06 AM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: Strawman]  

In reply to:

Knew you'd like Wagner you big gayer.

He was great in Hart to Hart.





I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.


tonyinsf
(crash course raver)
05/02/11 03:10 PM
Re: Should we ignore art by the morally suspect? new [re: Strawman]  

The fact they make profit of off dead chickens is in itself morally suspect.




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