Sadomasochist Culture in Oklahoma

April 23, 2013

Oklahoma: land of roaming gentle giant bison, Woody Guthrie sweet socialist folk music, the most beautiful sunsets in the world, and strange obsessions with causing our fellow Okies pain. Especially apparent recently as we just had the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, we seem compelled to revisit every single detail of violent acts perpetrated by bro-guys like Timothy McVeigh. Yesterday, a little tiny story appeared in the local news about “a new exhibit” going on display at the OKC National Memorial:

A new exhibit is coming to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

The Mercury Marquis driven by bomber Timothy McVeigh at the time of his arrest will go on display later this year.

Visitors will also be able to watch video from the traffic stop.

We will impound a car for parking on the wrong piece of concrete, but we will handle with kitty mittens the useless car of a killer just to save it to look at. Set it out, preserve is like an original Khalo so that we can all revisit the pain, relive the violence. A video (!), THE car, remember that we were the victims, violence gets more attention than all the millions of problems with our political system.

And this is NOT a cheap thrill:

The exhibit is part of a $5 million project that will bring some big changes to the museum and memorial.

Weird, sadomasochist, goofball Oklahoma: I guess I still love you anyway.


One Response to “Sadomasochist Culture in Oklahoma”

  1. Courtney Says:

    Wow, I hadn’t heard this. This is definitely strange to me.

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