Comment 67418

By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted August 05, 2011 at 00:04:39 in reply to Comment 67417

I don't disagree that art can be political in nature. Heck I don't even disapprove of the author or the art of the piece in this case (although I did find it a bit melodramatic). My problem is art pieces like this, damage the credibility of the valid discussions.

The objective of Raise the Hammer is the betterment of the city of Hamilton and to promote discussion, debate, information and rouse action towards a set of key issues our city faces, for all Hamiltonians.

I just find it hard to have people take your positions seriously when after well researched, sourced and factual articles like the comparisons of Vancouver's and Hamilton's evolutions over time, and the more recent myths of LRT articles and then follow them up with disconnected (although done so to convey the theme of wandering thoughts, which it does well) essay about the idiocy of the conservative masses and general comments about the idiosyncrasies of people.

Just as Bratina and Kelly's abrasive comments during the Bill Kelly show poison us on any merits some of their positions may hold, so to do articles like this poison others to the positions this site adopts, and I'm not even talking along political lines exclusively.

I vastly prefer this sight to be about journalism and engagement, not high-brow artsy entertainment which isn't for everyone. Like I said though, just my two cents on the matter.

Comment edited by -Hammer- on 2011-08-05 00:11:25

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