A Baltimore Sun column this week deals with what the author calls “the anti-cultural crowd,” which is made up mostly of people who leave angry comments on news stories posted online.

For an example, the writer turns to Louisville…

I was reminded of this the other day, when I checked out a news report in a Kentucky paper about the troubled Louisville Orchestra, which has been sadly sliding into bankruptcy.

Here is a sample of opinions proudly posted by Louisville citizens:

An unpopular music genre doesn’t make a city ‘world class’ … The phrase ‘world class’ is a propaganda technique used by those who want to shove things down our throats.

Get rid of them, the Ballet and any other useless tax funded ‘entertainment’ that isnt self supporting.

Face it, this isn’t about the music. It is about Louisville being able to say, ‘We have an orchestra.’ Then all the old stuffed shirts go to the concerts to be seen by other old stuffed shirts. Boring. Hire some clowns to spice things up.

Pack up your fiddles and go home boys and girls. Maybe find real jobs. Go to Nashville and vie for some sessions work. If you are worth your salt you’ll survive there, maybe even flourish.

Sale all of assets to pay these people off, fire them all and get rid of the Orchestra. It isnt popular with the residents or they would have packed crowds and not have to worry about $$$.

This whole thing is stupid. The orchestra creates a product. That product has lost public appeal. Just like any business, this one needs to shut down. If your product isn’t selling there is no reason to continue in business.

Don’t feed the trolls.

(h/t LOMA Twitter)

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