Posted via request from runningwild
As an artist you stand as the last line of defense between society and insanity. To quote Lenny Bruce, "You CAN'T shut up the deviant. You NEED the deviant to tell you when you are fucking up!"
If Robert Maplethorp can call bullwhips out of asses art, if Andres Serrano can piss christ the hell out of the world, if we can paste elephant shit over the image of the Madonna, then we can tell the truth about Scientology.
I cannot urge you enough, do not back down. Do not go quietly. This
group has been abusing people longer than you have been alive and has the blood of innocent people on their hands.
Brett, stand tall. Fight for what is right. You have the whole world
behind you. You have as much right to stand under The First Amendment
as your foe. So far to date over 1.2 million brave men and women have layed down their lives to defend these ten basic ideas
http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/fac ... illeng.htm
You, as an artist, are covered by #1.
Brett, for the love of what is good in the world, stand. Stand and
fight. Let the mud fly. It doesn't stick. This notariaty has been
thrust on you. Stand tall, you do not stand alone.
If I can encourage you with nothing else, I leave you with the words of one of the men who stood in the face of evil and emerged victorious:
"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."