Saturday, March 06, 2004

Inward Singing

What happens if you're losing the cultural war? What if the media and the people in power don't support your ideals, and even actively try to squash them? What if they go out of their way to bury those who say things they don't agree with? What if the only voices heard on the radio or on the television are mouthpieces of the establishment?

Do you fight even harder than before, or do you pack up and go somewhere where your art can flourish? Is it better to fight and lose, or to go into exile and let your voice be heard?

Whatever you think of his sense of humor, I think it would be a bad thing if Howard Stern is pulled off the air. Stern said he thinks it will happen next week. It might be bullshit, and it might be his way of getting some attention to prevent that very thing from happening--but if Michael Powell and the FCC are allowed to silence him, I don't think it bodes well for the rest of us.

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