Cacophony Society Inclusion in Santa Ana Art Walk Rings U.S. Homeland Security Alarm Bells
Seems to be so based on a recent letter Vicky Baxter, executive director of Downtown Incorporated of Santa Ana, sent to Reverend Al Ridenour of Cacophony Los Angeles, a scheduled participant in the Feb. 4 Art Walk at Grand Central Santa Ana.
"Today I received a call from Mike McCoy, Homeland Security who issues permits for events from the City, with concerns about the February Art Walk and the association with the Cacophony Society," begins Baxter's letter.
"Please send me the details of what is planned so we can inform Mike."
Cacophony Los Angeles is one of the Cacophony Society lodges in 36 U.S. cities and nine countries. Once again, that's the Cacophony Society, not the Communist Party or al Qaeda or FPMR or FARC or Al-Jihad or Zviadists or the Salafist Group for Call and Combat or Black September or Hezbollah or the IRA. It's not even Occupy Santa Ana or the Answer Coalition or the GOP or the Minutemen or those yahoos who throw out the name Virginia Dare like Chiclets.
The Cacophony Society, which began in 1986 as a spin-off of San Francisco's Suicide Club, describes itself as "a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society." It's been described elsewhere as an unintended outgrowth of the Dada movement and the Situationists. Visit Cacophony.org, and you'll discover, "You may already be a member."
So, by Homeland Security's reckoning, you may already be a terrorist? Or is this another witty Cacophony prank? Hmmm . . .
After all, as mischievous but harmless the Cacophony Society is, what could possibly have leather panties at Homeland Security in a bunch? Is it possible the feds see too much similarity between this Cacophony image . . .
The letter follows after the break: