Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Problem Misstated

Global (sic) Heritage Alliance's tweet misses the point:
  W odpowiedzi do to   i jeszcze "Terrorism" again being used to justify [curbing illicit imports to US]? 
Is not the problem here the loose use in North America of the word "terrorism" to mean a variety of things? Surely dealers and their associates can accept that  illicit trade in art does not exist in a vacuum and can be used to finance other illicit activity and that's what we need to STOP.

Note how all these folk engaged in the antiquities trade writhe about trying to avoid calling a spade a spade. It is almost as if they are afraid that if we call something by its proper name, it will become crystal clear what they are up to.

Vignette: and this is what failure to use terms (and brains) properly leads to.

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