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"desecration" (including depiction) that happens to be singled out for attack according to the recent law, and the proposed amendment to the Constitution. Something subtler and overtly "artistic" might have inspired more fear of the over-godly in the isolated artist's heart, as well as giving notice that art can be creatively political.

The U.S. has no cultural policy, and it is up to us to form one before the Helms gang ^[[or wishy-washy liberals]] enthrones [[strikethrough]] its [[/strikethrough]] ^[[their]] own. All over the artworld, plans are being made to be better prepared for the next volley of crypto-fascism. Narrow case-by-case responses, while necessary, must always be put into the crucial larger perspective ^[[,]] with each case seen [[strikethrough]] as parts of [[/strikethrough]] ^[[in relation to]] the whole campaign against free speech. A ^[[broad saw]] national organization of ^[[drawn from]] all sectors of the artworld to monitor, network, support, ^[[administer]] and act against further violations of the First Amendment is in the throes of being formed out of New York ^[[,]] with input from Los Angeles and other cities who have already begun to organize.

Fear has already assumed a stylish collection of masks. In October a New York commercial dealer (presumably free of censorship threats in this best of all possible free enterprises) posted a disclaimer at the entrance of a show that included wallpaper with expressionist cocks and cunts. A New York settlement house banned from another AIDS show the outdoor placement of a Gran Fury (ACTUP's art collective) banner that read "All People With AIDS Are
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