The artwork does not merit the price. This is to buy influence with the President or fund a political movement - clearly. The donors names are kept secret to protect them from public scrutiny and so that the rest of us can’t quite put 2 and 2 together.
Hari calls this threadshitting. It is not threadshitting. Pinecone is expressing an opinion. It’s an opinion I disagree with, to put it mildly, but it doesn’t merit a warning. I’ve noticed Hari Seldon mod-noting and warning people for having different political opinions. This is troubling and should stop.