Kerry Morrison Announces De Facto Semi-Denazification of BID Anti-Panhandling Project; Hollywood Not to be Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace After All

HPOA agents on Hollywood Blvd polishing their public image.  They're not fooling US, though...
HPOA agents on Hollywood Blvd polishing their public image. They’re not fooling US, though…
Long-time readers of this blog will recall the two HPOA BIDs’ obsessive crusade to end the human-to-human sharing of money on the streets of Hollywood, thereby decreasing the probability that our saviour will arrive soon. One aspect of this campaign, previously pushed quite vigorously by the BIDs, is the satanic contraptions known as “donation stations,” which are some kind of weirdo parking-meter-esque devices that tourists are supposed to put money in instead of handing it to homeless people. This kind of corporatization of the loving human act of sharing money is, of course, characteristic of Nazi thought and its wannabe adherents throughout history. Well, at today’s Joint Security Committee meeting, HPOA head Honcho-ette Kerry Morrison announced the suspension (or “parking,” to use the same abhorrent managerialism used by the author of the document in question) of the donation station project.

Clip from the Summer 2014 HPOA Newsletter showing a donation station in all its retro-smiley-faced glory
Clip from the Summer 2014 HPOA Newsletter showing a donation station in all its retro-smiley-faced glory
As you can see from the document, though, the HPOA isn’t making this move because they’ve been overcome with good sense or love of Jesus or disavowal of the Nazi roots of the idea or anything positive like that. Instead, sadly,1 the reason given is “[l]ack of support for sponsorship.” We’ve long suspected that a lot of the HPOA’s punitive, moralistic policy towards the homeless is due to the bluenosed Mrs. Grundyism of its leader rather than any genuine feeling of its constituents. This episode is one more tidbit of evidence in favor of that hypothesis. There’ll be more to come! Meanwhile, since the donation stations have that 1960s smiley-faced vibe, here, for your literary delectation, is smiley-face-contemporary poet Richard Brautigan’s take on such matters:

I like to think
 (it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

  1. Sadly for the state of their immortal souls, that is.

Image of HPOA agents on Hollywood Blvd. is public domain due to its having been made by the Department of War during the occupation. It came to us via Wikimedia Clip from the HPOA newsletter is a public record.

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