Re: Heston's speech

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 07:43:22 MST

From: "zeb haradon" <>

>I'm not sure from the context whether you're saying this is a good
>idea, or just tossing it out as something for discussion. But,
>it's a bad idea. Something which will benefit you in the future:
>realize that when any kind of artist make a peice of art about
>something, they are not neccessarily endorsing it. This is easy to
>understand if the artist is an actor. Nobody thinks that Jim
>Carrey hates Christmas or that James Earl Jones wants to dominate
>the universe. Why do you think Ice T wants people to kill cops? Of
>course, maybe he does, but you can't deduce that from the fact
>that he wrote a song from the point of view of someone who does.

I threw that out there for discussion purposes.

Now as to "artists" and responsibility, this is Extropians, and
personnal responsibility is the rule.

In an age where every scientist is chided for the moral
consequences of their every action, I'm not about to consider
letting "artists" off the hook.


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