They are still out there monitoring you, tracking you, telling you what to do, what to view, and what to think. Our lack of freedom keeps showing up in the news.
Midwest Theaters Ban 'Fahrenheit 9/11': the filter rears its ugly head. Corporations control what we see and don't see. In its place I bet there was a Ronnie Reagan moviethon. Here is something else that we don't get to see: Bush's War-Era Records Damaged. Where the hell is the Watergate-style outrage? Are all of the people who "served" with Bush dead, as well? I'm thinking I should become a politician just so that I can get that indecent exposure taken off of my record (those nuns had to be mooned).
We all know how dangerous art can be: Nine Artists And One Company Subpoenaed In USA Patriot Act Case:
- On May 30, members of the performance art collective Critical Art Ensemble were subpoenaed by the FBI. The FBI is planning to indict Steve Kurtz, a member of CAE before a grand jury on June 15, on unknown charges. CAE is under investigation for their use of scientific equipment to produce art projects that question the relationship between commerce, politics and biotechnology. Critical Art Ensemble have been producing performances and theory that merge political realities with technology and theater since 1987. Thus far nine subpoenas have been issued to: Adele Henderson, Chair of the Art Department at UB; Andrew Johnson, Professor of Art at UB; Paul Vanouse, Professor of Art at UB; Beatriz da Costa, Professor of Art at UCI; Steven Barnes, FSU; Dorian Burr, Beverly Schlee, Claire Pentecost, and Julie Perini. One subpoena has been issued to the book publishing company Autonomedia.
Autonomedia is the same company that publishes T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism. I'm thinking Autonomedia has been on the list for quite some time. I hope they fare better than Sherman Austin, the creator of that Raise the Fist website. Oh shit, I just realized that I bought a copy of T.A.Z. from Amazon: Patriot Act Foes Lose Fight to Revoke Feds’ Book Snooping Privileges. Hey, but John Asscrawl says the Patriot Act is helpful. Yet we know those Neo-cons are famous for leaving out information, hiding things and lying to us: Ashcroft's Patriot Act Report to Congress Omits Key Information, ACLU Says. That doesn't help me much, though. Please contribute to the Dirtgrain Defense Fund. When I get vaporized, will someone please take care of my dog?