Friday, August 29, 2008

Give me free stuff to advance my agenda or I'll label you a capitalistic Nazi

Ironically, Hitler was a great proponent of state sponsored art, as incidentally was Stalin. Don't tell the protesters shouting to maintain their handouts nor the politicians coming out to influence their aspiring slaves.

Artists protesting cuts to federal arts programs compared Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister, to Adolf Hitler during a rally yesterday. At the end of what was meant to be a satirical sketch about "artistic degenerates," Walter Boudreau, an artistic director, flashed a Nazi salute and cried "Sieg Harper!" The event was attended by Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay, Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe, Liberal Senator Francis Fox and Liberal MP Denis Coderre, who has promised to reinstate the eliminated government programs if the Liberals win the next federal election.
cp: Dust My Broom