• stevedidwhat_infosec@infosec.pub
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    95
    arrow-down
    2
    ·
    edit-2
    28 days ago

    Destroy creativity and culture ✅

    Destroy and devalue the educational system ✅

    Smells like Isis, nazis, Mao, the Spanish Inquisition, etc in here

  • WatDabney@lemm.ee
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    72
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    28 days ago

    Aside from the simple fact that fascists hate all art (and everything and everyone, really) that doesn’t hew to their narrow prejudices, I expect that a lot of the problem is that, as opposed to his cronies in the prison industry or the private school industry, none of the recipients of art funding pay him kickbacks.

    • snooggums@midwest.social
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      8
      arrow-down
      14
      ·
      28 days ago

      fascists hate all art

      Bullshit. They absolutely love propaganda and co-opting existing symbology to unite their supporters and exclude the out groups they use to fan the flames of hatred.

      They do hate all art that doesn’t support their mission though.

      • WatDabney@lemm.ee
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        11
        arrow-down
        1
        ·
        28 days ago

        Um… yes. That’s pretty much what I actually said.

        Did the parenthetical bit confuse you?

        • snooggums@midwest.social
          link
          fedilink
          English
          arrow-up
          2
          arrow-down
          6
          ·
          edit-2
          28 days ago

          It seemed to be about things, other than art (and broke up the sentence) in a way that the part after the parenthesis, seemed to be talking about something, other than art.

          This is a reply with a similar confusing sentence structure.

      • Todd Bonzalez@lemm.ee
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        8
        arrow-down
        3
        ·
        28 days ago

        That term can mean a lot of things, but fascists definitely care about aesthetics. They frequently complain about how art has been neglected and the world has embraced functionalism and minimalism to a fault.

        While this isn’t a terrible argument in a vacuum, most of these people have a very close minded idea as to what kinds of American art has value, but cutting arts funding this severely is just an invitation for more functionalism and minimalism.

        • skulblaka@startrek.website
          link
          fedilink
          arrow-up
          3
          ·
          28 days ago

          Ol’ Ronnie is about to find out that you can’t really stop artists from making art, but you can encourage them to make art elsewhere where it’s profitable, and you can also significantly increase the likelihood that said art depicts him getting swirlied in a porta-potty.

  • muse@fedia.io
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    57
    ·
    edit-2
    28 days ago

    That’ll stop the roaming midnight gangs of theater kids that plague the city with their catchy choreographed singing muggings

  • asteriskeverything@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    46
    ·
    28 days ago

    Economic studies have shown that every $1 spent on arts and culture programs generates about $9 more in related spending.

    Leave it to Republicans to cut off their nose to spite their face.

  • WoahWoah@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    44
    ·
    28 days ago

    I would like it if we could make the wealthy assholes from states like Massachusetts who chose to change their “residence” to Florida but continue to live in Massachusetts to actually be forced to live where their primary residence is.

    Instead, they just make a paperwork change to pay less taxes in blue states, vacation away from the rabble in their states of “primary residence,” and go right back to living in the states where the policies they supposedly dislike fund the culture and political climate they actually enjoy.

    • EldritchFeminity@lemmy.blahaj.zone
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      22
      ·
      28 days ago

      We call these people “snowbirds” where I’m from.

      You also missed the part where they vote to prevent any additional funding for education and other services in the communities where their summer houses are because it would increase their taxes.

  • floofloof@lemmy.ca
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    37
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    28 days ago

    It is the first time that no money will be allocated for arts and culture programs by the state.

    Republicans are well on the way to building their dream theocratic wasteland.

  • Alteon@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    35
    ·
    28 days ago

    How long until swim suits have restrictions? Laws for showing ankle?

    Are they eventually going to bring back stoning?

  • Bobmighty@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    30
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    27 days ago

    In order to pocket it. He signed a budget deal that his wife got the lion’s share to the tune of over a hundred million. He’s for sure an anti woke christofascist that wants to harm a large number of people, but he’s also greedy as all hell. Anything he can defund by screaming “woke!” at it is more funds he can redirect to his cronies and his pockets. He’s playing his voters for fools and the rest of us are forced to deal as best we can.

    I also doubt very seriously that this state will have a trustworthy election. He’s installed hick ass yes men all through our state government. I’m willing to bet Florida comes up deep red, but it won’t be accurate. This state is corrupt as fuck. It deserves the coming storms.

  • Etterra@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    20
    ·
    28 days ago

    It’s because he’s about as sophisticated as linoleum from the 70s. Look, it’s fine to have less personality than drywall, but that doesn’t mean you should take away everyone else’s paint.

  • Jesus@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    18
    ·
    28 days ago

    $90 million would’ve been impressive and would’ve rivaled what New York does.

    California only does about $30m, and Texas is around $15m. I guess Ron wants Florida to be in last place among the biggest states.