As a matter of official policy I do not use this site or any other to advocate that people be taken out back and beaten with sticks until they are begging for the sweet, sweet release of unconsciousness.
The man arrested yesterday for planting two fake bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line is also a self-labelled performance artist who describes himself as “totes quirkster” and a “fashion designer first and a wannabe entrepreneur second.”
This policy of mine is, I am sure, a good one generally, although I am currently hard-pressed to come up with a justification for it at precisely this moment.
You’ve got to be kidding http://t.co/7iyGvw1x0P
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) April 16, 2014
PS: The fellow wants exposure. I imagine that many people reading this will want to explore the stick option. The universe is made up of compromise.
*Nothing in the title should be taken as a group condemnation of performance art, or its practitioners. There are many, many performance artists out there who have the basic empathy and decency to not even try to terrify an entire city. On the other hand, the “eco-aware and ethical” bit later in the article is one heck of a tell, really.