To Whomever can be bothered,
When the ‘What is it?’ at Hull Maritime Museum made its puppy-dog cronies wag their little tails by promising to let them stultify art and retard the enjoyment and adoration of the beautiful, I realised for the first time that the ‘What is it?’ is careless with data, makes all sorts of causal interpretations of things without any real justification, has a way of combining disparate ideas that don’t seem to hang together, seems to show a sort of pride in its own biases, gets into all sorts of bigoted speculation, and then makes no effort to test out its speculations, and that’s just the short list!
The first lies that the ‘What is it?’ at Hull Maritime Museum told us were relatively benign. Still, they have been progressing. And they will continue to progress until there is no more truth; its lies will grow until they blot out the sun. What is happening between the ‘What is it?’ lackey’s and us is not a debate. It is not a friendly disagreement between enlightened people. It is a wanton attack on our most cherished institutions. Okay, there’s no reason for me to be pathological, so I’ll leave you with this concept: There is not a single word in that sentence that the ‘What is it?’ prestigitators can take exception to.
Yours truly, B. Freeman(address supplied).