I ran into my friend JET at the Farmers’ Market yesterday and he gave me permission to reproduce this poem that he made into a book back in 1980. As there was still some space below available I’ve placed three frame enlargements from one of his silent super eight films from the same period. When he bemoaned the seeming reluctance on the part of the vast majority of contemporary artists to engage in anything overtly political, I told him what Jenny Holzer told Kiki Smith in Interview: In the ’60s and ’70s, it was often the artists and the musicians who provided alternatives. Now, it has mostly been the comedians fighting the wars, you know? To which Kiki replied: That’s true. It’s strange. And also the Internet—it’s where young people go instead of visually presenting themselves in the streets.