Identity Politics and Cancel Culture

NO INDIANS WERE HARMED IN THE SETTLING OF THE AMERICAS.
It’s now the official position in San Francisco. Just ask the poet laureate of the city, Kim Shuck who has supported this kind of erasure of art that does not please the current identity politics. Fine. Censor it, destroy it, SF. You’ll be far to the right of Jesse Helms when he tried to cut funding for the NEA because of Mapplethorpe’s photography. You will join Nelson Rockefeller who destroyed Diego Rivera’s mural for being too Marxist. And you will join the Taliban in their destruction of Buddhist art.

And the irony: while one group of censorious puritans seeks to destroy one of his murals, another is the object of restorative fundraising:

Grandson says muralist welcomed controversy

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