This incident now has a life of its own and its “meaning” has become completely independent of Ms. Simpson, her personal intentions, or the quality of her art.

What happened at Boston airport has turned into a political Rorschach test which pro-war and anti-war supporters can use to either “prove” that the war on terrorism has been a complete waste and a symptom of American paranoia, or it is working, the airport security forces did their job, and Ms. Simpson is simply a media opportunist.

Why am I not surprised that people would use this incident to further their own political point of view?

Here’s the story as covered by MIT’s The Tech.

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