cops (Medium).jpgAfter the temple burn I was wandering around the embers and islands of fire, the nude and ragged clad freaks formed knots and pockets of humanity near the heat. Shared existence, company in this lonely plain, to talk story, camaraderie on a dark night, a primordial urge to gather together and see the fire reflected in our fellow human’s eye. The cops totally took advantage of that, circling the temple’s remains, peering down into each circle, hawks ready to pounce on prey, make no mistake about this. They were not looking for acts of violence, disturbances, safety issues. They were looking to see what each small group of grooving people was doing, and could that make $500 bucks for the department. I saw them go thru at least four handbags and purses while questioning people, and fill out forms, I took photos from the distance, for all I know what i did is illegal. Why didn’t I go up and ask the cops what was going on, if it was okay to take pictures? Maybe some sort of power dynamic, no matter how nice of people they are. Yeah, the people afraid of guns are the odd ones, not the ones enamored with them... I kinda fear their power for some weird reason. Had I wanted to smoke while watching their dance from the dark distance, no problem, because the victims were betrayed by being social and engaging with fellow humans, forming social circles, I’m Lonesomebri. I was alone, focused out. I don’t support preying on humans like that. As an aside, I watched a 5 man task force form a circle to help clear a space to launch a drone at the Man burn. Move people to support the launch. I do not feel safer. Nothing odd or wrong with that? And of course they love the event, how would you like to make overtime while attending? We pay them to attend.
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