It was over a year ago that we carried the story of the Pillsbury Foundation’s buyback fiasco. Which doesn’t narrow it down much; while the buybacks last year in Minneapolis were very poorly organized, their effect on crime was the same as any other buyback program.
But this buyback was different in one way; unlike other buybacks that just sell guns for scrap (allowing criminals to dispose of crime guns without leaving a paper trail), the guns gathered were doing to be donated to “artists” to do “art” that was supposed to “raise awareness” about “gun violence”.
A friend of the blog writes:
more “gun art” that will never be displayed on anyone’s wall
The Pillsbury folks paid for this apparently
The only thing really on display (at least in the objects pictured) is the paucity of imagination in these “artists”
Look at the things that have created great art over the centuries: Longing, anger, the search for justice, the search for God, the quest for beauty – lots of motivations.
“Spoiled, subsidized, entitled, Urban Progressive Privilege-sotted pseudo-“artists” barking like dogs on their political masters’ command” isn’t one of them.