Thoughts about the Chinese artist Ai WeiWei's exhibition @Large on Alcatraz in San Francisco: I am absolutely sympathetic to the plight of prisoners of conscience, especially when they are being held by communist and totalitarian regimes. I had a very small but similar experience being "punished" for choosing to go to church Sunday and have family time rather than touring additional San Francisco art galleries and The People's Republic of Berkeley with the rest of the group; but that might be expected from the more liberal professors at the University of Utah.
However, upon finding out that Mr. Weiwei included American traitor Edward Snowden who exposed lists of American CIA agents and their addresses and men who masterminded and financed the 9/11 attack on the U.S. as prisoners of conscience in his exhibition made me very angry. It was exacerbated by the fact that my dearly beloved son has been deployed three times to the Middle East and has seen friends die at the hands of these consciousless thugs. And this is being exhibited at a National Park, with my tax money supporting it.
Did I mention I missed my flight Friday morning because I was detained and searched by TSA, a result of the "precautions" in place because of the effects of terrorists and the attacks on 9/11? Venting over, thanks for listening. Peace out.