Feb 13, 2006

Frank Miller's Batman goes political

There is an excellent article and interview set I found. http://brainster.blogspot.com/2006_02_12_brainster_archive.html#113985914760313518

In it, a great quote from Frank Miller, circa 1994. By the way, Frank Miller is a highly acclaimed novelist/graphic artist/film producer. I've highly enjoyed his work throughout the years. Anyways, his great quote:

Troublesome as the so-called Religious Right can be, they're generally a pretty clumsy bunch. They swing a club. 'Liberals', on the other hand, use a scalpel, and only after they've applied intellectual anesthetic. Any pain is felt much later. This makes them much more dangerous censors. Especially since most artists tend to be vulnerable to their anesthetic. The most palpable threat to free speech these days comes from the secular political left. Janet Reno, Paul Simon, all those little 'politically correct' fascists that haunt our universities, preaching that the purpose of fiction is not entertainment, but rather indoctrination. These shameless, lying, whiny scumbag baby boomer, sixties-generation spoiled brats who think they serve society by rewriting history and trying to unravel our language...they represent a much more effective and successful effort to shut down free speech and the free press than the Bible-bangers ever have." Frank Miller, 1994.

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