Doug North, President of Alaska Pacific University, wants to muzzle free expression.
It began with this note, which had replaced a mysteriously "disappeared" note North had earlier placed on the wall at Mariano Gonzales' Grant Hall exhibit, last Friday afternoon:
Since North's ill-advised, dumbed-down expression of outrage was posted, people who view Gonzales' question, "Why are Americans still dying in the Middle East?" as inappropriate or unpatriotic, or.....? have convinced North to muzzle Gonzales.
Some are also concerned that Gonzales' display of the American flag violates U.S. Code. It does not. Others claim that if kids come into Grant Hall for events and see "FUCK!!!" written on the wall, it will have an adverse impact upon their personality.
If you want to see the exhibit, if you want to comment for or against our current war policies, you'd better get over to Grant Hall at Alaska Pacific University pretty soon, because the exhibit will be long gone by October 25th, the scheduled closing day.
Speaking of profound respect for the American flag:
Update - 10:45 p.m. Thursday: Mariano Gonzales has informed me that the interactive installation will be moved to another gallery at Alaska Pacific University, rather than be terminated early.