Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Assassination of Hilary & Barack

Got this in an email, so I just posted the message verbatim. PLEASE let me know what you think:

A controversial art exhibit was raided and shut down before it could be viewed in NYC yesterday.

According to the NY Times blog: Cityroom, Boston-born performance artist, Yazmany Arboleda, tried to set up a provocative art exhibition in a vacant storefront on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan with the title, 'The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama'.

The artist thought his racist views were protected under the Constitution because he was expressing himself through his art. Wrong.

Not 30 minutes after Arboleda set up the gallery across the street from the New York Times building, police, feds and secret service swooped in to shut the art exhibit down. While police covered the offensive storefront window with brown paper, Arboleda was led away in handcuffs to be 'interrogated'.

Arboleda, 27, learned the hard way that freedom has its limits. Later, in an interview, he said: 'It's art. It's not supposed to be harmful. It's about character assassination — about how Obama and Hillary have been portrayed by the media.' He added, 'It's about the media.'


So this is Americas' growth?

"Last night I had a dream.
Thoughts were racing through my head.
Seemed so real to me.
This is what was said,"

B

7 comments:

  1. What.
    in.
    THE.
    World.

    I don't know what to say at all.

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  2. jesus.

    'character assassination and how they're portrayed by the media?'

    This is sick.

    Huge black dick = way media portrays obama?

    I don't think so.

    This is an EYE OPENER.

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  4. what is most unfortunate is that, he is not the only person in the country who feels this way. One word : Pray! If Obama makes it in, there's gonna be a need for a whole lot of praying

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  5. wow!

    n word to laurens comment!

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  6. anytime I see a dick that doesn't belong to myself, I'm horribly disgusted...the perfect way to describe the feeling I have after looking through this blind ignorance disguised as art.

    -Todd

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