Any good performer should go into a piece with a willingness to engage with whatever criticisms or consequences their work will incur. To reject criticism or consequence, or to simply defer to intention rather than acknowledging the actual effects of one’s work, regardless of intention, is bullshit — and the sign of a lazy artist.
For real tho, if you’re in the market for a right of center political party with loathesome corporate interests, a shameful record of ignoring equality for political expediency, and a revolting record of imperialist intervention, but at a bare minimum aren’t willing to enshrine open bigotry into their political platform, might I suggest the goddamn Democrats?
Yo Is This Racist? -on folks that support the Republican party, but not their platform.
You can’t buy that kind of empowerment. To just know that as far as you are aware, you have not got a price; that there is not an amount of money large enough to make you compromise even a tiny bit of principle that, as it turned out, would make no practical difference anyway. I’d advise everyone to do it, otherwise you’re going to end up mastered by money and that’s not a thing you want ruling your life. Money’s fine if it enables you to enjoy your life and to be useful to other people. But as something that is a means to an end, no, it’s useless.