Worship Those Who by Taxation Falsely Profit
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The new city gateway sign is 42 feet long and features an 18-foot-tall vertical panel of a downtown skyline, Cedar Rapids’ name atop an image of one of the downtown bridges and stone formations and native plantings at its base.
It’s hard to see the stone and landscaping for the chain link.
The taxpayers of Cedar Rapids paid over $156,000 to erect a monument of misplaced faith. Praise be to the forces of nature that keep obscuring it with weeds.
The sign is not representative of the entire community. Nowhere on this sign does it say welcome. When visitors come to Cedar Rapids, they are not welcomed. The spires of Downtown stand as temples telling all where they should worship the powers that be.
All that matters to the elite ruling Cedar Rapids is the Downtown District. Downtown has become a holy relic not unlike the mummified foreskin of some ancient saint.
Iconic views of the holy must be presented to the ignorant traveler. May they know to bow their heads when passing the altar upon which local taxpayers are sacrificed.
Woe be unto heretics. Those who blaspheme the sacred writ of ancestral swamp sand trust funds handed down through the ages must be punished.
Be they ejected from chamber of the City Council priests who serve their Chamber Pot lords. If still learn the heathen rage, far worse shall befall them.
As it was in 1920, Cedar Rapids Downtown District shall be forever and forever. Sales tax increase without end. Tax and spend. Tax and spend.