Tuesday, September 4, 2012
|Burn Wall Street - Art Exhibit - Burning Man Festival 2012|
Between lottery distribution of tickets, ticket scalpers, and political statements as above, Burning Man has perhaps Jumped the Shark.
The fantasy is all gone and now so utterly commercial and disneyesque?
"----The owners of a new Indian clothing store called Hitler say they will rename it after receiving complaints. Rajesh Shah, one of the shop's co-owners, told the BBC there would be a new name "tomorrow or the day after". Jews in the city of Ahmedabad, where the shop opened last month, said using the Nazi dictator's name was offensive. Israeli diplomats also raised the issue with the Gujarat state government. The owners said they did not know who Adolf Hitler was when the shop opened. Mr Shah told the BBC: "Yes we are planning to change the name. There has been too much political pressure from the government." He said officials had promised compensation for the rebranding of the store, which sells men's clothing, although he said they had provided nothing in writing. His co-owner, Manish Chandani, told AFP news agency they had never intended to glorify Hitler.----"
Rereading the fine print of your
PR statement apology, I thought I would ask.
Do you Serve God?
Do you Serve Man?
Or do you Serve God Through Man?
“I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself,
I will repay my debt to society and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and co-workers at the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
I pray that God, in His inscrutable wisdom, will bring some good out of this.”