Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Anonymous Cult

Scientology HQ SF by deanv41
Scientology HQ SF, a photo by deanv41 on Flickr.

The confluence of icons, religion, institutions, politics, economics, culture and the city right now, at this moment, is extraordinary. Like an eruption, the urge to Occupy, to "Stand in the Place where You Live," is rising. It isn't a new impulse, but a very old one that goes back further than the documents this country was built upon. So many 'venerable institutions' are in crisis, crumbling or in need of dismantling. In a moral vacuum the rush of mankind is to fill it with people power, to solve our problem collectively. There are no Keys to the Kingdom, and besides, the Kingdom is Oppressive at its Core.

Anonymous Cult
Here, Anonymous takes to Columbus Avenue outside The Church of Scientology HQ -- which NOT incidentally resides in the historic flatiron that was originally The Bank of Italy, founded in San Francisco in 1904 by Amadeo Giannini, that became Bank of America -- to point out the obvious: bankers are in the holy temple of our minds. The Cult of Money, of Speculation, of Monopoly (and, yes, Scientology with its celebrity apologia) is sickening. Let us make change.

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