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At the base of a flagpole in front of the tiny Post Office in Antelope, Oregon, 97001. This small, nearly non-existent town has apparently had some interesting recent history. The plaque reads as ...

At the base of a flagpole in front of the tiny Post Office in Antelope, Oregon, 97001. This small, nearly non-existent town has apparently had some interesting recent history. The plaque reads as follows:
Dedicated to those of this community who throughout the Rajneesh invasion and occupation of 1981-1985 remained, resisted and remembered…..
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

 

From 99% Invisible (184- Rajneeshpuram):

Indian philosopher and mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had a vision: he would build a Utopian city from the ground up, starting with 64,000 acres of muddy ranchland in rural Oregon.

Purchased in 1981, this expanse was to become both a fully-functional urban center and a spiritual mecca for his followers from around the world.

For this plan to work Rajneesh and his red-clad devotees (known as “sannyasins”) needed autonomous authority with which to construct their paradise.

Rajneeshpuram

 Submitted by @dirklancer

http://99percentinvisible.prx.org/2015/10/06/184-rajneeshpuram/

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