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Thread #15411 Message #138518
Posted By: northfolk/al cholger
19-Nov-99 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Capitalism and the Arts
Subject: RE: BS: Capitalism and the Arts
Chet, I don't see this as an either or choice, nearly as strong a statement can be made about treatment of native americans, blacks, and hispanics in the US. Some of the medical experiments that we have in our not so distant past equal the tyranny that you speak of. I have come to the belief that we need to create a means of challenging "too much" power and wealth, everywhere. On a different thought, Woody Guthrie, and I'm sure some others actually did produce some work under subsidized government programs. Could they have been anywhere near as eloquent in their message had those programs enabled them to live outside the realm of want?