Our Market Who Art On Earth.
Hallowed Be Thy show
Thy State Power Come
Thy Will Be Done
On The Streets As It Is In Work.
Sell Us This Day Our Daily Lie
And justify Us Y/ourProperty.
As We Submit To Those
That Assert Property
Relations Against Us
And Lead Us Anywhere But
Into Autonomous Temptation
But Deliver Us From Anti-Hierarchical Initiative
For Ours’ Is The Stagnation,
The Cop And The Celebrity
Forever Or Never?
Mary : Orgasms forbidden – only God allowed
Jesus: I died so you might all be enslaved
John: Sacrifice is suicide – so nail yourself to the cross for today’s good deed
This graffiti was quickly covered over, but then the following graffiti was later written over the paint:
Mary: Hey – no-one’s falling for the self-denial, guilt-inflicting bit nowadays – Christ! – what’ll we do?
Christ: Cool it, Mary – we’ll just have to push the abstract love, universal harmony, total acceptance line – that’s all
John: Yeah – get ‘em to surrender to some high-energy charismatic guru or something – ok ?
graffiti opposite church, early 1970s
This was from 1985 – ie at the time of riots against the effects of Thatcher’s blitzkrieg of individualist monetarism. I wrote the following here:
“The contradictions of religion in crisis: when the ruling class tries to make sure that altruism is no longer profitable, the desire for solidarity which is the radical side of altruism comes up against the harsh wall of class power. So the more sincere altruists crack – but still for a cause, for an individual martyrdom that’s sacrificial. This guilty Good Citizens’ “honesty” with professional liars is his way of nailing himself to the cross for today’s good deed (but at least it got him a lighter sentence).”
In retrospect its symptomatic of how deeply the hatred and disgust for the state’s policies went, effecting almost everybody….
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