By Tom Quiner

DownloadedFileYou, Mister and Madam Taxpayer, support this “literature” with your tax dollars:

“A black leather band covered her breasts and a loincloth stretched around her narrow hips. Rich white pelts dangled from her belt, concealing pouches that held her shamanic tools. Her legs were bare to the knee, where boots encased them like a second skin. He’d wanted those long legs wrapped around his waist for years now…”

I am beginning to pant! Hold on, it gets better…

“Kadira pulled in a deep breath, her breasts threatening to spill from the leather containing them. Biting back a groan, Ezra was unsurprised by his body’s reaction, his [4 letter word for the male anatomy] hardening to a painful degree. Always it was so with her, but she had never allowed him to touch her, even in the orgiastic indulgence of Spring and Fall Rites…He wanted to take, to claim…”

The author of this arty prose, Crystal Jordan, unleashes more of her risque rhetoric in this excerpt from her novel, “The Wanderer:”

“This Rite, he would have her. In any way he could. She would be his and his alone. A shudder rippled through him as the thought made his [4 letter word for the male anatomy] throb. Yes. He refused to hold back any longer, refused to wait. Why he’d delayed this long, he didn’t know, but the time had come for action. Soon he would have that graceful body beneath him. Soon he’d sheath his [4 letter word for the male anatomy] in her tight, wet [5 letter word for a woman’s private parts]. Soon he’d taste the sweetness of her [by-product of sexual arousal], hear her scream his name as he made her [culmination of sexual arousal] for him. Soon he’d have all that wildness in his arms. Soon.”

How long until taxpayers get angry and stop funding this crap non-art?
Soon, I hope.
You see, the National Endowment for the Humanities is at it again. The same group that infamously funded the “Piss Christ” abomination in 1987 continues to use your money and mine to fund projects of dubious artistic merit.
This time, they took a million dollars of your money and mine to fund the “The Popular Romance Project,” which they state is “an academic program to study the genre of popular romance fiction.”
The NEH gushes that The Project aims to …

“explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective.”

The end result will be a documentary called “Love Between the Covers,” a “content-rich website,” academic symposiums, and a “nationwide series of library programs dealing with the past, present, and future of the romance novel.”
Wonder if their website will work better than the Obamacare exchanges?
I am a big supporter of the arts. The great English writer, G.K. Chesterton, calls art the “signature of man.” After all, we are made in the image of God, so we, too, are able to create beauty through artistic expression.
Of all of God’s creations, only man creates art.
So, what is art?
It is in the eyes of the beholder. Is the writing I excerpted above art? Some readers might say yes, others no. Chesterton said art succeeds when you look at it and say “I have seen that a thousand times and I never saw it before.”
I don’t trust bureaucrats in Washington D.C. with being the arbiters of art. It is not a function of the federal government.
If you wish to go out and buy a copy of “The Wanderer” to see if Ezra ends up getting Kadira in the sack, go for it.
Just don’t ask me to pay for it.

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  1. oarubio on December 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    That’s why we need Obamacare. With their legislation, Sebelius and Obama say we are nothing more than animals who need to be spayed and neutered. This “literature” supports their belief, unfortunately.

    • quinersdiner on December 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      I agree with your assessment. Thanks for writing, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. illero on December 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    We “moderns” have judged and reconstructed entire cultures and civilizations by what they left behind as “art” forms. We, too, should the human race last so long, can expect to be judged to some extent by the “art” forms we leave behind. I am embarrassed by what those judgments might be. Will we be seen as a transition toward the nadir of art forms, out of which arose revolt, and a revival of spirit-lifting art, or will our “art” be seen as the catalyst for the total unraveling of civilization as we have known it for centuries, even millennia? Perhaps worse yet would be for it to be considered quaint, idealistic, and prudish, for what would that suggest about the civilization doing the judging?

    • quinersdiner on December 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      We have seen the pendulum swing to extremes throughout history. I hope and pray that it begins to swing back. I think it will, but not as quickly as I would like to see it. Thanks for writing.

  3. JoeC on December 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I never understood art. Give me the museum of natural history any day over an art museum.
    One thing I do know is that when someone starts burning books or records or movies, it doesn’t end well.

    • quinersdiner on December 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      I’m with you. Wish the Muslims wouldn’t ban the Bible from places like Saudi Arabia. And I wish they wouldn’t riot over anti-Muslim films like the one that dastardly American filmmaker made. Oh, wait, they didn’t. That was all a lie. Phew!
      Thanks, and Happy New Year. Always appreciate your feedback.

  4. lburleso on December 31, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Are you implying that we won’t find any copies of this masterpiece at Divine Treasures?

    • quinersdiner on December 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

      No, I looked for it. The raciest thing I could find at Divine Treasures was “Song of Songs” in the Old Testament!

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