Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Counterculture to co-option?

I've been in Berkeley, CA for the last couple of days.  I'm staying in a newly renovated hotel downtown.  In the entrance lobby, a familiar symbol has been tiled into the new marble floor.

A symbol of resistance to the dominant culture has become a decorative artefact that that culture can make use of.

Kinda like another cross, really.

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