The fact that a large group of people think it’s fine to blacklist an artist for political views that are entirely unrelated to his art strikes me as not only a remarkably bad thing for society but also a horribly empty way to go through life. Why deprive yourself of art or of heroes or of mentors simply because they disagree with you about who to vote for?
Because this is the NewAge, idiot - nothing makes sense. I've always been impressed how "a large group of people" think of themselves, not as a mob or a cult, but as enlightened individuals.
They do yoga together in New York's Time Square, gather to erect Confederate flags in Virginia, and meet in alleyways for sex in San Francisco. All individuals, being totally independent in their thinking, apropos of nothing.
I've always been alone - and the mob walking by,...