Note that the brick in the upper right corner reads “0 in 150” and below it, an arrow points from “our goal.” Gee, thanks. Oh yeah, the center in Lynchburg is even on Confederate Blvd! I swear I could not make this stuff up.
Bricks R Us is the company selling the opportunity (50 dollars for a brick with your name on it). Seriously, someone thought I could write a parody on this? Could it get any sillier?
No, I don't think so. So I've decided not to even try. Instead, I'd like to start a counter campaign. As some of you know, brick walls are a special interest of mine. I like to draw them and take pictures of them. I don't like seeing them fall in with disreputable company. I am asking anyone who finds the reference to "zero in 150" offensive to join me in a public art project. It works like this.
Purchase a brick in this wall for zero dollars:
Instead of money, your contribution will consist of your name or the message of your choice on your brick. You may choose the color and location (contingent on availability) of your brick, even the type of font you'd like or a simple symbol in lieu of words. When the wall is full, I will format it in a poster suitable for printing out and posting on walls or otherwise distributing. These could be left in libraries, bus stations and waiting rooms, wherever we go. The poster will include a brief explanation of why "zero in 150" autistics is a bigoted, offensive, reprehensible sentiment.
This is intended as a grass roots public art/advocacy project which will require 36 participants to launch. Everyone is welcome to participate and more bricks will be added if there are takers. This is undertaken with no expectation that anyone will listen. It may well be a waste of your time. If you are willing to participate anyway, leave me a comment or send an email with what you would like your brick to say. No threats of violence, stated or implied, toward anyone, please. These will not be accepted.
Thank you, Autism Diva, for bringing Bernie's Wall to my attention.