You're absolutely right! Bringing culture into Southeastern North Carolina by allowing a council to invest in gifted artists and their works across a multitude of mediums is an absolute waste of taxpayer money. The math just doesn't make sense. Over one hundred-thousand residents in Wilmington alone means that we would each have to cough up fifty whole cents over the course of the next year in order to provide such a blasphemous program! Fifty cents! Ridiculous I say, let's just keep on buying our children $60 video games and anything else that can distract their curious-little minds from discovering new life-long passions through the potential art boom that could occur here. Art plays no role in Wilmington. I mean really, Cucalorus only brings in like five million dollars a year to our local economy, but it's definitely not worth spending that fifty grand to invest in finding more films and independent projects that could, and will, in turn bring in even more revenues to the Port City. Azalea Fest and Riverfest would be all right if we keep on bringing back the same craft- and tradespeople year after year, right? And next year we can go the extra step and cut government-funded art classes from every school in the city, that way our children won't veer off the path to being contented, uncultured drones working for our local economy! What grand ideas!
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