Arts Exodus: The Conclusion
posted by April 24 at 16:06 PMon
• Daisey hunts down the “Christians” who were actually from a public high school in Norco, California: “the people in charge freely identified themselves as a Christian group, until reporters call and they remember they are from a public high school.”
• An administrator at the school says that they had to evacuate their students after Daisey said “fuck” (even though they were told when they bought tickets that the show contained adult language) because of, uh, safety:
she insisted it was a “safety issue”, and that “we had to get our students out of there.” There was no discussion of language or appropriateness—it had become a safety issue, as though the students were in danger of being physically assaulted. I think it is tremendously chilling that the language of the war on terror, the language of security, has been appropriated for even this—we can’t even begin a dialogue about what is and is not appropriate, because it has all become a “safety” issue. That ends a conversation before it has even begun.
• Daisey talks to the angry jackass who splashed Daisey’s table and notes with water: “His name is David… He has three kids—one is 21, and two are 17—and he’s terrified of the world.”
• And then they start talking about God…
(Check here to watch the video of the original incident.)