With tiresome regularity, another artiste has spoken out in favor of increasing public funding for his profession. David Thompson demurs (H/T: Tim Blair).
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against tax money being used to promote art, within reason; for example, I really like the Korean War Memorial. But it’s a bit much for artists who make careers out of insulting the middle class to whine that that same middle class should be forced to fund their output. Surely there are enough well-heeled liberal elitists out there who either despise their western cultural heritage, or put a premium on bizarreness for the sake of bizarreness (or both), to make the kind of art I’m talking about a paying proposition on a (gasp!) capitalist basis.