Stacy Summary: V. interesting piece from Glenn Beck. Notice how he thinks JP Morgan Chase is engaged in capitalism and so, therefore, Alex Schaefer’s artwork is anti-capitalist. To get a sense of what sort of moron still listens to Beck these days, it’s worth clicking on the link to the Keiser Report clip below to read their comments and to gain an understanding of what former Republican operative Mike Lofgren describes as the low information apocalyptic cult that is the modern day Murdoch-engineered Republican party. Also notice that he mentions it was a German that bought the ‘big bucks’ art work but Beck fails to explain to this low information audience that, of course, an American could never afford the ‘big bucks’ artwork . . . precisely because, thanks partly to his actions, the U.S. is very far from operating under a capitalist system.
In an interview last week with Max Keiser about his burning bank paintings, Schaefer said:
“I don’t hate the banks, but I do perceive them now to be criminals.”
Schaefer also claimed to have other burning bank paintings in the works that will depict more Chase branches, a Bank of America, and a Citibank on fire. He plans to display the series of burning bank images at a February show called “Disaster Capitalism.”
Keiser referred Schaefer as the “Cezanne of Arson.“ Schaefer countered ”Maybe the Monet.”