I was poking around the National Archives the other day, and I came across this:
If you ever needed proof of federal indifference to the musical arts, there you have it; that is the most overcooked canned lima bean of a propaganda poster I've ever seen. Music inspires... what, exactly? Gazing into the sky? Greek revival fashions? And is that woman having a hallucination of a marching band? Good heavens.
Frankly, I expect more from our government fearmongers. For the taxes we're paying, they ought to be able to scare a few composers:
And audience members:
Ahhhh... being frightened into conformity is so comforting, isn't it?