W.L. Mackenzie King, Industry And Humanity, p. 9
Well dear readers, the Oracle of Ottawa is determined to get to the bottom of the recent attack upon the Canadian Arts by the right wing fringe media at Sun News TV. I have even done some research (!) and I believe I have got to the bottom (?) of the situation. The non entity, in the person of, one Krista Erickson and one Theo Caldwell were sent by Sun News to cover the 2011 Governer Generals Arts Awards at the National Gallery in Ottawa, sometime last weekend.
|Margie Gillis- A Great Canadian...|
Chalice - Margie Gillis
It seems every thing got all out of hand when Ms. Erickson witnessed the great artist perform. It totally blew the head off of Ms. Erickson. Just couldn't handle the massive amount of information and its portends... the Oracle of Ottawa has included a clip of the offending work d'art....It seems that Ms. Erickson has found that Ms. Gillis has received Canadian Council Grant money at some point in her career. It has proved beyond the limited sensibilities of the said "media personality" why the people of Canada would approve of such a thing!
|The Canada Council owns many Strad violins...|
|Art is a Right among civilized people...|
It is not only Ontario and Quebec that have great artists! Perhaps Ms. Erickson could invite Mr. Ehnes to appear on Sun News TV to explain government funding of the arts! Perhaps if Ms. Erickson is polite, Mr. Ehnes could bring his Marsick Stradivarius and his Order of Canada and play for Ms. Erickson! I would enjoy that indeed! Why Mr. Ehnes could regal the philistine Krista the tale of how he won the use of a fine Stradivarius, free, for a whole year, when he was not yet an economically viable performer! That violin was the property of the people of Canada!
The funding of the arts in Canada has never resulted in any measurable benefit....
( Note: It was not the intention of the Oracle of Ottawa to create a very attractive multi-media work of art with no apparent effort. No Canada Council Funding was used to create this work of art. But if the Oracle of Ottawa was deemed worthy to recieve it, he would humbly accept...)