Poor lil’ ol’ marginalized Kenny! Ignored for his “appropriation” of an issue of the Times—an act of uncreativity that surely deserved … what, exactly? Apparently The Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Professorship in American Studies at Princeton University wasn’t enough, nor his May 2011 participation in “A Celebration of American Poetry at the White House“.
The fact that these two fools can earn a tidy living doing what they do just proves the truth of this observation by P. T. Barnum: “Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.” But then it really isn’t the public being conned, is it? It’s the credulous dimwits who operate America’s institutions of “higher learning” and “cultural advocacy,” and of course the clueless one-percenters who can collect the likes of Prince without fretting over the future of their investment. After all, a few million here, a few million there, is just chump change to them.