My article in today’s Headline Bistro.
An art exhibit in New York City features AIDS activism posters from the 1980’s by the notorious activist group, the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, known commonly as Act Up. The exhibit and its review in The New York Times have recently raised the ire of Archbishop Timothy Dolan. In truth, the exhibit is a must-see for all students of psychology, history and politics. It is a towering exhibit of human narcissism and the desperate lengths to which humans will go in order to blame others for the consequences of their own selfish and reckless behavior. Clicking the link will bring the reader to the review complete with photo of the exhibit, including a poster of the late Cardinal John O’Connor in miter with a cartoon image of a condom in the same cut-out shape as the Cardinal’s photo. In giant red letters the sign proclaims, “Know Your Scumbags.”
There’s no mention in The New York Times’ review of Act Up’s desecration of the Eucharist by seven protesters and desecration of the cathedral at Mass 21 years ago this December.