Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Monument to the greatness of Wichita’s Corporations

 From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;

During the Cold War, the west was quick to show us pictures of great monuments to great leaders in the Soviet Union, and its allies, that were supposed to deify their leaders as gods. For example there are many museums to the leader Kim Il Sung in DPR(North)Korea.
Here in Wichita, KS we have similar public art to remind us who are real leaders are. Our local corporations really believe they our people, (that is what the Supreme Court said). As capitalist deities they seem to find it necessary to build monuments to themselves. The recent one is a light-up-giant cog looking design dedicated to the Wichita Rotary Club and the Coleman Co. It seems W.C. Coleman, and his son, Sheldon Coleman, devoted 103 years to the Rotary Club of Wichita and both served as presidents.
The $1.18 million project includes a huge parking lot put in to replace the down town Coleman Building near 2nd and St. Francis. The Wichita Rotary Charitable Fund donated $300,000 to move and display this monument to their own greatness. According to The Wichita Eagle, County officials wanted to remember downtown’s history. To do that they took bricks and pieces from the old building to build the monument.
In this time of class war, where the Occupy Wichita movement and other Occupy movements across the country are complaining that these corporations are waging class war on the majority of us, including the working poor, this monument is one more reminder who really owns this city and its governments, both city and Sedgwick County. Sedgwick Country took part in the big tower’s dedication.
So when do we create a monument to the dedication of the hard working people who keep these corporations in business instead of waging a class war on them? Apparently it will be no time in the near future.

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