Frank Miller has a rant about Occupy Wall Street that’s going around this morning. It’s not a real shock—Miller has been on the side of law and order since The Dark Knight Returns and earlier this year he published a graphic novel, Holy Terror, about the clash of Islam and the West. So he’s been a closet-fascist for a long time.
The only thing new here, I suspect, is that Miller may finally be entering a pantheon of artists who are so reviled by liberal hipster culture that they must be personally disavowed anytime their work is praised. Believe me, you can’t just josh around on a podcast with your D&D buddies and say that you like Ender’s Game unless you preface it by saying what a tool Orson Scott Card is. Ditto for Mad Max and Mel Gibson.
Nota bene: It’s still totally cool to rhapsodize about Chinatown without having to disavow Roman Polanski. Funny how that works.