The Big Fresno Fair not allowing Timothy Desmond to exhibit his painting because it showed a Confederate flag in a depiction of a Civil War battle is the latest exhibit of political correctness run amok. If I remember correctly, the Civil War was fought by Union and Confederate soldiers. Both carried their flags into battle.
This ban being imposed on art is, indeed, censorship of the first magnitude. By using the fair’s logic, some of the most famous works of art would not be eligible for exhibition.
Regardless of what the liberal elite think, some things they don’t like really were a factual part of the history of this great country. Even if, in retrospect, we wish some things hadn’t happened, they really did, and burying our heads in the sand won’t make them go away.
We must not allow these liberal fanatics to force us to change our beliefs to coincide with their far-out credo. If their feelings are hurt, I can only say, “Get over it.”
I certainly hope Mr. Desmond wins his case and is permitted to exhibit his painting.
Stanley D. Schaffer, Arroyo Grande