Hipster Icon Patti Smith: ‘We Can Live with Terrorism’

Mark Tapson, a Hollywood-based writer and screenwriter, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He focuses on the politics of popular culture.


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In a fawning profile of Patti Smith, the grande dame of bohemian pretension, an interviewer from England’s Telegraph raved about “all her colours, her raging but formed opinions, her uncompromising spirit, the torrent of words and art and music that have poured from her for more than 40 years.” Here is one of Smith’s raging opinions, albeit more uninformed than formed: “We can live with terrorism.”

For those who are blissfully ignorant of Patti Smith’s putative artistic genius, her creative “torrent” includes poetry, artwork, and music of negligible impact and popularity. Her sole appearance on the musical charts, for example, is 1978’s “Because the Night,” a song written by superstar Bruce Springsteen with some lyrical additions by Smith.

Nonetheless, her “Godmother of Punk” persona and her association with more talented figures of hipster adoration like pornographic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and heroin-fueled novelist William Burroughs have earned her a National Book Award for Nonfiction (for her name-dropping memoir Just Kids), an Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture, and a slot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do such awards even have any credibility anymore? Barack Obama has a Nobel Peace Prize, for Pete’s sake.

Fellow Hall of Famer Mick Jagger once famously said of Smith, “I think she’s so awful… She’s full of rubbish, she’s full of words and crap. I mean, she’s a poseur of the worst kind, intellectual bullshit.” And yet her aura of artsy cool has many believing that she has had a seminal cultural influence. It’s similar to the delusional reverence sometimes accorded Yoko Ono, whose notable influence on pop culture was breaking up The Beatles.

Asked in the Telegraph interview about the political scene in the States, Smith expressed a dissatisfaction with the radical Obama that is typical of far-leftists, who complain that he hasn’t been radical enough:

I voted for Obama. I was very happy when he won. But Obama hasn’t really been able to effectively do anything that has made me… [pause] He hasn’t helped the environment. He didn’t close Guantánamo Bay. He went deeper into Afghanistan.

But, Smith explains, that was all because Obama has simply continued the line peddled by “the last regime.” George W. Bush, whose impeachment Smith lobbied for, “completely embedded the idea that the most important issue in the whole world is terrorism. It’s not the most important issue in the world,” she says with what the interviewer described as “a solemn shake of her head.” Actually, when you have an avowed enemy who is literally hellbent on killing you, other issues tend to go on the backburner. But the only time progressives take terrorism seriously is when they’re accusing America of it.

And predictably, Smith is as much of a lemming as any anti-war progressive when it comes to blaming America and Israel for war crimes and atrocities. Activists like Smith are not anti-war; they are anti-America. If they were truly anti-war they would protest both parties to a conflict. Wake me when Smith and her ilk start denouncing the Taliban or Hamas.

She expounded further on her “raging but formed opinion” about terrorism:

And I’ve said this over and over, but I’ll say it a million more times — I’m concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we’re losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides. We can live with terrorism. We can’t live without the bee.

In all fairness, this isn’t quite as inane as it first sounds. Bees do play a very significant role in plant pollination; the bee population has apparently declined sharply in recent years, and their extinction would have a dramatic impact on the food chain (how dramatic is debatable, but to suggest that humanity will end – in four years, according to one estimate! – is typical environmentalist hysteria). Claiming that this somehow renders terrorism insignificant and harmless is dangerous nonsense, typical of the left’s denial of any threat from America’s existential enemies.

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  • mrbean

    God, she is a double bagger butt ugly coyote.

    • David

      I thought it was a younger Mick Jagger.

    • Looking4Sanity

      And she's as intelligent as she is beautiful!

    • Blackgriffin

      Exactly what I thought when I saw her. I had no idea she was that ugly. And a pretentious, no-talent hack to boot? Sad.

  • Dave

    this is absolute sheer insanity!! She DOESN'T care about all the innocent victims who lost their lives to terrorists!! This"woman" is truly vile.

    • Joelle

      Yes à prêtentious hypocrite la so callled politicaillerie singer who Israël just lookin for more récognition from the establishment légion d'honneur, wall of famé etc.
      Just annoter impostor

  • Stephan

    Whoa. You scared me. Is this the correct picture? Is this really Patti Smith? This thing looks like a hundred years old Iggy Pop.

    • Zorchfromtorch

      I would sleep with Iggy before I would her. Please don't tell me this is the woman that John McEnroe was hooked with?

  • kafir4life

    That's a guy, right?

  • Anthony

    Mr. Tapson,

    This is great writing. I never knew Jagger’s thoughts on Smith, that Springstein wrote that beautiful song, “Because the Night”. You really revealed Patti Smith as she is, for lack of a better descriptive term, dumb. Not just dumb, but embarrassingly dumb, and vacuous.

    That is what I think our side needs to do more of, outing and embarrassing these poseurs as much as humanly possible. We know most are impervious to that emotion, but darn it, we can at least try to shame them wherever possible.

    About her “Breathtaking” comment in describing the Tower’s collapse, what a weird thing to say. But you really painted a portrait of her in her own words that shows the twisted ugliness of the Left.

    Keep up the good work.

    • MikeWood

      I want to second you on that Anthony. Very well put.

  • Mo_

    What always gets me is that this attitude is so common among liberals – and not just the celebrity and academia ones, but regular, everyday people. I have heard it!

    How do average, everyday people who don't know any celebrities or university professors or anyone else like this, end up with the same views, almost verbatim? That is what confounds me.

  • MikeWood

    Smith (hard to believe she's a woman, isn't it) is a perfect example of left-wing "thought". Left-wing "thought" suffers from so much idiotic sloppiness; failure to face realities; wishful thinking; casual vilification; moral equivalence; inability to discriminate; contorted logic that leads from nowhere to nowhere. Talk to leftists and you hear this mental spagetti over and over again. Like Anthony says we should do far more exposing of these people and their ludicrous worldview.

  • Rocky Mountain

    Terrorism is obviously a very serious issue but we do manage to kill a lot people by other means and it shouldn't be discounted just because the deaths haven't taken place as a result of 'enemy' actions.

  • Rocky Mountain

    Maybe the bees are being killed by the Taliban? If so, would Smith have more interest in doing away with terrorists?

    • cjk

      ABSOLUTELY NOT! The Taliban are an innocent, indigenous, people who are one with their ecological environment. Because they have embraced such a superior morality and eco-consciousness for so long, they are uniquely qualified as to how to deal with the Bee. In fact if they deem it, the Bee may even need to be exterminated These folk are extremely gentle by nature and it is only as of late that they have empowered themselves to finally stand up against the ravenous, perverse, destroyer's of the imperialistic, colonizing West. These freespirited people have been subjected to extreme depredations for at least , oh, I'd say 80,000 years now by the evil White man.

  • Mikey

    Totally disgusting. I am (was) a massive fan of patti smiths
    (early) albums but I'll be chucking them now.

    And if we can live with terrorism – And if anyone gets their legs
    blown off in terrorist attack – I hope that its her children.

    And we'll see if she can live with it then.

    Stupid bitch

    • Ross

      your an idiot

  • annie

    If her daughter had been in the twin towers i doubt she'd be say that we can live with terrorism. also how the heck did someone that ugly manage to get pregnant?!

    • Mikey De

      Doggie Position – Bag over head……….

    • chris

      Let's see what you look like

      • guest

        I know I am but what are you? na-na!! Is that the best you can do chrissy?

        • chris

          Give me your address, toughguy and I'll show you what i can do. Hows unemployment treating you?

          • Rifleman

            Bwahahahaha!.

          • guest

            I own a business you nerd! and I'm female – figures a liberal jerk like you immediately thinks of being violent because someone told you off. Go hug a tree!

          • http://prosemiteundercover.phpbbnow.com/index.php Andy Lewis

            Confucius say, Internet tough guy equal real life yellabelly.

      • Rifleman

        With a bar that low what does it matter what anybody else looks like?

    • tagalog

      She caught Mapplethorpe in a stoned moment, when he had a VC flag that he could cover her with.

    • tagalog

      Maybe she has a great body…

  • BS77

    I had a signed copy of Just Kids….I read it….then threw it away….. Because the Night was cool back in 1978 but that's about as far as the story goes.

    • chris

      Well if you think "because the night" is as far as it goes then why did you buy the book? Your fandom was only skindeep. Incredibly childish.

      • Galveston

        like your dopey posts

        • chris

          aww, because you don't agree with them?

          • tagalog

            Personally, I liked that last post because you actually accused someone of having fan feelings for Patti Smith that were only skin deep. I thought that was cute.

          • Zionista

            I remember an album cover where she made a point to display her hairy armpits "Look at me I'm so cool and bohemian". She's like the feral punks who used to roam the east village in NYC – the ones you avoided because of their highly cultivated sickening body odor and face piercings- and most of them had the balls to demand $ from passersby.

    • Questions

      Look, I resent Smith's ridiculous remarks, but I also can separate art from politics. The fact that she thinks we can "live" with terrorism in no way diminishes her significant achievements in music, poetry and spoken word presentations. I've seen her in concert. I have several of her albums, including the Todd Rundgren-produced "Wave" (1979) and "Dream of Life" (1988). There's nothing "pretentious" about her music.

      So Mark Tapson doesn't like her politics? Fine. Neither do I. But doing a full-scale character assassination hit job on her entire career is a cheap shot. She's a genuine artist, even if she occasionally undermines her artistry by descending into Red agitprop. I'll take Patti Smith on a bad day over Pat Boone on a good one.

  • tagalog

    Patti Smith says "We can live with terrorism"? Speak for yourself, white woman. I have to admit, for an old guy like me, it's gratifying to see that British taste monitors in the British press are still 25 years behind the times. Stiff upper lip, chaps! What's the latest on the Kinks?

    Deaths from bicycle riding in 2009: 618, down from nearly 900 in 1995 or so.
    Source: http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/facts/crash-facts.cf

    Because The Night was written by Bruce Springsteen? Wow, bust my bubble. I still have Easter, on LP, didn't replace it with a CD. Does Natalie Merchant know that provenance? Then Smith's only claim to fame is that she hung with Robert Mapplethorpe. And Robert Mapplethorpe wasn't exactly an artist for the ages, was he?

    If terrorism at this point is the "not the most important thing in the whole world" in her estimation, what kind of priority does she give to the fragile global economy? You know, when it gets too expensive to dick around with terrorism, we in the West will make terrorism go away pretty quick, so maybe she has something. But still, all those innocent lives and all those soldiers, it must have SOME importance…

    Wait, wait, I've got the solution: train the bees to be terrorists!

  • Looking4Sanity

    She looks like an anemic Willie Nelson without the beard.

    *Sorry, Willie!

  • Looking4Sanity

    After reading Mick Jagger's comment about "MS." Smith, his stock just went up a few points in my book!

    • chris

      That comment is dayted. She and him were togther at the rock and roll hall of fame. Besides it was from the 70s.

      • Looking4Sanity

        Regardless. It is as relevant today as it ever was.

        • chris

          no it's not. It's kind of ironic a statement like that comes from a guy calling himself looking4sanity. Clearly you haven't been successful.

          • Looking4Sanity

            And clearly you're an argumentative douchebag with no grip on reality. I'm 100% confident that using nothing but simple logic, I can rip anything either you or your butt ugly idol could possibly come up with. You may think me insane, but I KNOW you're an idiot.

  • bearone7777

    This "HORRIBLE" example of a women is so full of well since I am a Believer in Christ, I will be as nice as possible. She just is so vile, and dangerous to even be near. Peddle your trash some where else. You do not represent anybody in America, you whack job.

    • chris

      no she just represents people who don't think like you. Get off your cyber high horse, buddy.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        chris, are you as tolerant of the kkk and their views of black people too?

        Get off your high horse, you addled heroin addict.

        • chris

          I've never done drugs, but I would have to to think i would get anywhere talking to you. You're no malcom X, buddy. Just a clown.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            malcom Xcrement.

          • chris

            bring it on, cyber toughguy. Let's see how tough you are away from your computer.

  • Chris

    A bunch of tawdry comments about her looks are the defintion of childish. What this "author" wrote is taken completly out of context. What she is saying is terrorism is not something we should be absorbed in. We should worry about the environment, because if that collapses we will go down harder then any terrorist act. Guarenteed. God, sorry she can't be a martyr like all you overopinionated keyboard warriors.

    • reader

      YOU should be worried about YOUR environment, YOUR food, YOUR water consumption and YOUR Patty. The government should be worrying about protecting us from our enemies. Don't worry about MY environment, it's just fine, chris, and I think I know better than youare what I'm talking about. Have a worry-free life to the extent that you can..

      • chris

        I'M glad YOUR SO concerCERNED with MY LIFE! Seriously? I'm not saying terrosism is not an issue, it's just not the only issue. Also, I wasn't speaking of your environment, but the environment as a whole. Good god, why do you people have to be so vapid when someone…gasp..has a differant opinion? Forgive me for not joining in on the circle jerk. YOU have A nice DAY… or not, that's fine…

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          chris, you really are an imbecile.

          Why do you think there are checkpoints at every airport in the world?

          Is it because some people are trying to sneak Duty Free goods onto passenger planes?

          • chris

            Oh my god, i'm not saying it's not an issue, i'm saying it's not the only issue! Are we not speaking english? I'm i using the wrong terminology?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Preventing terrorism on passenger planes is a high priority issue.

            Perhaps you feel cheated that your heroes can't pull off another 9/11?

          • chris

            I never said they are my heros. You obviously have a very "with me or against me" mentality. You are oblivious to any logic that is not your own. Grow the hell up..all tough from the safety of your keyboard.

    • pagegl

      It's not very likely the environment is going to collapse any time soon, if ever, unless you regard natural processes such as ice ages, mega volcanos, or the poles switching as collapse. We can cause the environment problems, but it is highly doubtful man can cause it to collapse.

      • tagalog

        The fun thing I've always noticed about the "the earth will be destroyed by our foolish environmental practices and policies" crowd is that they invariably equate harm to the human race with the destruction of the earth.

        Earth to enviros, Earth to enviros; the two aren't the same. But they're cute anyway. And if it weren't for them, there would be some richness missing from the culture wars.

    • Rifleman

      The environment collapsed in the early 90's, like Ehrlich predicted, this is all just a figment of the envirofruitcakes' hallucination.

    • mcwrath

      her comments just show how much her head is up her arse. she may have been trying to empathise what she perceives as order of priority but she seems to think that a bee saving program is mutually exclusive from fighting and securing against jihadists…When do you go to war and not tend the crops at the same time.
      But that misplaced comparison between deaths from bicycle accidents and terrorist action demonstrates her skewed thinking. one being a tragic accident and the other a dertimined attack by your enemy.- the procedure to counter each are equally different. ( she addresses 'terrorism' as though it was an act of nature and not a product from a barbaric sociopathic ideology. – though she probably thinks islam is culturally equal to western civilisation – forgetting all about her subjucated sisters there-in )
      Mind, she would not live very long with terrorism should she find herself sitting close to a sucide bomber…or think little of it should a loved ond of hers be killed or maimed. Also she is forgetting on how manny attacks have been twarted by the security services and indeed by guantanamo..

    • Emma

      I completely agree with you Chris! In every way!

  • mrbean

    Hmmmm…Maybe she is a she-male?

    • chris

      if that's all you get out of what she said, then god help you..because you are clearly 5 yrs old and an idiot.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Pot. Kettle.

  • chris

    Forgive me for going along with this little internet session of group think…..tell everyone else in the 1st grade i said hi. Now go jerk off to a picture of Sara Palin

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      I guess roseanne barr is more your style.

      • chris

        well taste is taste

        • Rifleman

          Now there's a sensible statement.

        • tagalog

          Well, but there's good taste, bad taste, and REALLY BAD taste. I'd put Barr and Smith in the last category, but to each his own.

      • chris

        I guess your mother is more your style.

    • tagalog

      This phenomenon is known as projection, ascribing to others one's own proclivities.

  • chris

    Oh and i love how the admin has deleted my comments up to this point! Way to go man. Yeah, shelter your little cronies from any opinions thataren't they're own! Nice.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Grow up socialist cry baby.

      • chris

        why, you clearly haven't.

    • Rifleman

      I still see 'em. They rarely delete comments here, unless they're exceptionally vulger, you're thinking of the kos kiddies or the lefty sites like dipstick underground and MorOn.

  • pagegl

    Does Ms. Smith realize that if the terrorists manage to strike New York again and do half the damage they would like she and her kids will be among those that won't be living with the terrorists? NYC is still a prime target of the Islamists and they have every desire to do way more than collapse a coupe of buildings.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      patty smith demonstrates once more that socialism is a mental disorder.

  • Emanuelle

    She was relevant for about 5 minutes in 1978. Who cares what she thinks now? Love the phrase "Grand Dame of Bohemian Pretension."

  • Anthony

    Questions

    Questions posted above he’d take Ms. Smith over Pat Boone. What a revealing comparison. What do the two have to do with one another except their politics? I guess Questions hates Boone’s conservative history.

    But who cares what Questions thinks about Ms. Smith? I mean someone who matters in her profession, Mr Jagger, whose career is far more significant and accomplished, said she was a wordy horrible what ever she is, and he is stoned most of the time since the 1960′s.

  • chris

    I love how wehn you clowns don't agree with someone, everything they do is insignificant-because YOU don't like them! What are we, 5?

  • Anthony

    My thought above failed to point out that Questions tries to condem the author for doing exactly what I said should be done, revealing these destructive elites as the stupid and uneducated buffoons that they are. I know you will say that they are not “uneducated ” because they may write music, or poetry, but like Jagger mentioned, in Ms. Smith’s case, it’s just (horrid) words, and her knowledge base is retarded.

    Questions wants us not to “character assassinate”. I say let’s treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve, and if the reputation someone like Patti Smith earns is one of dishonor and shame,, better for the rest of us.

  • Anthony

    Chris

    You name call a lot. You mentioned whacking-off to Sara Palin (I agree, she is whack-worthy), you lurk here popping up like a weasel to whine, and finally, you seem impulsive in the reading comprehension department in misunderstanding the distinction between “insignificant” and “far more significant”.

    You are one of the few resident immature wanker-clown hybrid types here son.

    • chris

      BTW, don't call me "son" old man. I f I was your son, i would be an orphan-self made.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        A self made orphan begging for sympathy from the court because you are an orphan.

        • chris

          sO HOW'S UNEMPLOYMENT GOING?

    • mrbean

      I bet Janet Reno turns you on . right Chris?

      • chris

        Oh my god, get out of my head!

  • chris

    Sorry you lost me when you said sarah palin is sexualy attractive….

    • tagalog

      You think Sarah Palin is NOT sexually attractive? What's your problem? You may not like her politics, but geez, come on. Even Newsweek thought they could make her into a photospread bimbo.

      And you're defending Patti Smith as to looks? Well now, come to think of it, I guess we can all get a pretty good idea of your standards of beauty…

      • chris

        Sarah palin is repulsive and made all the more so by her vile character, but you people are so in awe of her bs you can't it. Patti smith is no Debbie harry or anyone like that, but that is beside the point, so stop trying to make this about her looks and rather what she said, "which is that terrorists are NOT the only issue". You people only hear what you want to heart, and you gang up ,like jackles on anyone who has the gaul to think other wise, then have your little e- friends attack them from the saftey of you pcs. You are all the defintion of cowards.

      • chris

        Sarah palin is repulsive and made all the more so by her vile character, but you people are so in awe of her bs you can't it. Patti smith is no Debbie harry or anyone like that, but that is beside the point, so stop trying to make this about her looks and rather what she said, "which is that terrorists are NOT the only issue". You people only hear what you want to hear, and you gang up ,like jackles on anyone who has the balls to think other wise, then have your little e- friends attack them from the saftey of you pcs. You are all the defintion of cowards.

  • Anthony

    Well Chris, you brought her up didn’t you?

    Maybe you prefer Patti Smith after a few Budweisers?

    • cjk

      According to my calculations, that would be precisely 18 Budweisers backed up with 6 Jager shots all within no more than 6 hours .
      Thank you.

  • Atikva

    I had never heard of Patti Smith before, and I sure don't regret it now that I have seen pictures of her, even in her young days.

    With a face like that, whether or not she owes it to drugs, all you want to do is get away from her – hugh!

  • Ghostwriter

    I got to say this,her politics are ugly and so is she. She sounds like a total airhead. A couple of quotes from my mother would sum her up nicely. "She was beaten with a severe ugly stick," and "Time has not been kind to her." Mick Jagger's 1970's assessment of Patti Smith is also dead on. If anyone she knew died at the hands of terrorists,you can bet she'd be singing a different tune.

  • Guest

    As much as I abhor the Left I have to agree with her identification of the problem with the destruction of bee colonies – which many have attributed to the proliferation of Monsanto's GMOs all over the world. Worldwide famine in our future is a much more serious problem than our current problem with terrorism. NATO is now using al-Qaeda operatives to destabilize the Middle East (I thought they were our enemy?) and then blaming governments for cracking down and violating human rights so they have an excuse to go in and start wars and remove whatever dictator they wish. It's all a sham! We have a police state grid growing around us by the day and our Constitutional rights are being snuffed out by a bunch of lawless traitors in both parties. Yeah, keep throwing darts at the likes of Patti Smith – I'm sure she's the REAL problem!!

    • tagalog

      The bee colony destruction phenomenon would be of concern if it weren't for the fact that there have been a few news stories lately about bee swarms becoming a problem in some inhabited areas. So maybe the older stories of bee colony destruction just reflect some sort of adjustment -switches of habitat, say- by the various bee species in response to changing circumstances, rather than a dying-off.

  • guest

    Thats a woman? No! Looking at it is a form of visual terrorism. Looks like a reptile, may be… Thinks like one, too. Send it to saudi arabia and let it learn sharia first hand.

  • Schlomotion

    I guffawed reading Mr. Tapson's Nazi-esque attempt to hang Patti Smith's artwork sideways and spraypaint all over it. Such seething hatred and such stilted words to attack someone who has done so much more than himself. Frequently you catch authors at FPM trying to twist reality and obscure well known people. This was a tortuous attempt.

    • Walt Welton

      I don't doubt that you guffawed – or possibly even had a case of the vapors that caused you to take to your canopied bed. From your prolific writings, that would seem to be in your basic makeup of defense mechanisms. If you are not dumping on Jews/Israel or all things conservative, you are trying to convince the readers of your intellectual superiority.

      But your expressions of thought derived from liberal arts classes do not sustain your opinion of yourself, and do much to make your opinions irrelevant and/or laughably insignificant.

      Why shouldn't people here be allowed to express their opinion of Ms. Smith? She has had the podium for many years and expounded on her beliefs much to the left's delight, it seems only fair that her opinions be addressed if the readers so choose.

      My father once told me "never make a statement that you don't want to be rebutted; never ask a question when you don't want to hear an honest answer; and always carry a small pocket knife to keep your fingernails clean!". I have found all of them to be very important pieces of advice.

      In my own view, people such as Ms. Smith who promote the bohemian lifestyle and counter culture are certainly free to do so, but they (or you) should not be offended when the lady's hairy armpits bring to mind the old saying from an imminent philosopher (Clint Eastwood?) … beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way to the bone.

      • Anthony

        Walt Welton

        That was devastating. Schlomotion ship of tools listed hard to port and went down with all hands.

        You’re right, the Bohemian lifestyle requires the very civilization it rebels against to exist. As such, these people are the ultimate narcissists who beg attention, never grew up, and who live in a world of illusions.

        • Schlomotion

          That's silly of you Anthony. Isn't Jesus the ultimate narcissist, hanging on the cross, the illusion of resurrection, perpetually age 37? Don't you worship a bohemian who plays with wine all day and lives in a garden with his hippie friends, rattling off cryptic messages like Charles Manson?

      • Schlomotion

        All you really said in your first two paragraphs was that I'm dumb and you look down your nose at a liberal arts education. I enrolled in a college, I attended a college, I set up my own courses, got a degree and then I paid for my college. I don't recall you instructing any of my courses, or processing the payments, or grading any of the work, or writing any of the checks. Who cares what your opinion is of my education?

        In your third paragraph, you misstate the issue entirely. Nobody said Mr. Tapson has no right to smear (really libel) Patti Smith. It's rather sissified to portray this as poor Mr. Tapson having his rights infringed upon. He is the enfranchised party doing all the defamation of Ms. Smith's character. No one, least especially me vouches for her appearance, but then again, Mr. Tapson looks rather odd himself.

        I do take issue with his serial clambering onto female artists as if they were beaches and he a lungfish getting his first air by mounting their careers.

    • tagalog

      What artwork?

    • Ghostwriter

      Have you ever heard the phrase,"the pot calling the kettle black,"Schlomotion? That's a perfect summation of your previous statement because you hate Jews with an all-consuming passion. I'm glad you found the above article funny. I can't say I find any of your comments funny. They're hateful and unfunny.

    • chris

      these pondscum only hear what they wish to hear. Don't waste your time.

  • Guest

    A real looker.

  • Anthony

    Robert AKA Schlomotion. Allow me to point out the obvious falsity of your anti-Christian screed.

    Jesus Christ sacrificed himself. That is the greatest expression of selflessness and love one can demonstrate on this Earth. Narcissists take, they feed, they require validation, they are decadent.

    I question what sort of education you received if you were so blindd by hate such that two intrinsic zip posited are unknowable to you.

    Failure to see good and truth brings you close to evIl.

    • Schlomotion

      "sacrificed himself. That is the greatest expression of selflessness and love one can demonstrate on this Earth"

      That sounds like Islamic terrorism to me.

  • chris

    All i see here is e bitching. nobody has any ability to think outside this little self imposed box and when anyonne has the gaul to form thier own opinion, god forbid, they get lambasted. Patti Smith states what she thinks, she's the enemy . When i read that article, i knew this would happen. If she said she supported sarah palin, you would love everything about her. she says something against what you think, well guns a blazin, here comes the cyber lynch mob. She said terrorists are not the only issue. They are an issue nonetheless. THINK about what she said. Environmental collpse would take us out faster then any terrosist, as all would be effected. Terrorism kills a select few, but environmental collapse destroys just about all. Why is it anybody who thinks other then you has to be insulted? I simply don't get it. i assume you are all adults, o in my idealistic mind, you would know better.