This is fucking hilarious. Why on earth do you need to write a lengthy defense (which is, btw, extraordinarily flawed and lacking in logic) of someone who was just kidding?
Thanks for this, Shakezula:
UPDATE: One money quote can be found in the comments:
For the record, I don’t – crisply speaking – see Pax as purely a performance artist, speaking words that he does not believe. I see him as a provocateur, saying things that he does believe, often in witty / cryptic / shocking terms.
I find that I agree with some of his shocking ideas and disagree with others.
He’s just a provocateur, guys! Chill!