Whose Arts?

it is addressed thusly:
A thought.
it reads:
I see another promotion
A speaker has come 
A famous man:

I remember walking
The passages of that hotel
And thinking;

This is not the art I would pick
For I would not support
These artists.

Why is not hard to guess
For art is politic
In this post-modernity;

When we say, 'support the arts'
We all speak like practiced

We know everyone has in mind
Their favorite artists
Real or imaginary;

And behind those artists
A thousand ideas and causes
Values and vices.

Children need education
And this is certain
But what kind?

So can we not also ask
If we are to support the arts
Whose arts?

And the speaker knows
And the committee knows
And the audience applauds.
a postscript is here written:
a pass-word:
Redford Robert Baltimore Arts Convention

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