If a fairly creepy “Cult of Personality” is what you’re into, there’s no need to go to North Korea because we have our own right here in San Diego County. Just look to Encinitas where some artists want to plaster 101 banners with the likeness of a recently deceased city council woman and hang them on light posts along public right of way on Hwy 101.
Respect for the dead is appropriate, but should any official anywhere in this country, living or deceased, be emblazoned throughout their community? Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong il, Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin couldn’t be more proud!
Thankfully the Encinitas Mayor and City government unblinkingly pointed out that this was not consistent with public policy and the permit requests were withdrawn, but the kvetching goes on. Check out the Channel 10 story:
Do we think these nice local Encinitas folks would be so bent out of shape if the denied banners featured the likeness of Ronald Reagan? Or have some simply lost all perspective?