M Y O P I N I O N — I really try to keep my blog about my collections and my art and their place in the world, and rarely delve into the political aspect of it all. I have political activist blogs I read and comment on daily for that. This New York Times Op-Ed by Frank Rich though, has SO much in it that's relevant to everything I hold dear—art, censorship, the AIDS pandemic, this country's right-wing wackos and Fox News that supports them, etc—that I thought I'd link to it. Rich is really cooking in this piece, and relates the millions of thoughts that go through my head on a daily basis, in just a short column of words. The fact I met one of the artists before he died, Keith Haring, makes this article a bit personal to me, but you don't have to have known him, or any other person he mentions to find the truth in what Rich writes.
Frank Rich Op-Ed, The New York Times, Sunday Dec 12, 2010, "Gay Bashing at the Smithsonian" :