Geoffrey wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:01 pm
danslenoir wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 pm
You ignored the point about the statement made by lawyers on behalf of his family...
well, people can make statements, but they cannot be put into the mouth of a dead person - regardless of good intentions.
Actually, the legal representatives of a dead person can, in essence, put statements into their mouth, by having been granted, by the dead person while still alive, the right to speak and act on their behalf after their death. What Leonard himself may or may not have thought about the Republicans, Trump, etc, is actually not relevant -- what is relevant is that he gave his Estate the legal right to act on his behalf after his death, and they are doing so.
Presumably, Leonard chose people who he thought would best represent and uphold his wishes and his best interests, and so if one questions the decisions and choices made by the Cohen Estate, then they are, in effect, questioning Leonard's judgment in choosing those people to act on his behalf. Of course, that is a person's prerogative, but the fact is, the Cohen Estate has legals rights over his work, whether or not anyone else likes it, and what the Estate decides to do with it is completely within their rights, as granted to them by Leonard Cohen himself.