"World-Wide-Intelligence•Koran•C.I.A.facts" - David Bradbury Haning
The latest screed from the mysterious Market St. author. This image does not reflect my beliefs-I post it only as a curiousity. This is the first of the letters I have found that includes racist & revisionist sentiments.
David Bradbury HÅning is the presumed author of a series of photocopied broadsides from hand-written sources that began appearing on lamp-posts all over San Francisco starting in February, 2006.
Haning typically tapes these broadsides to utility poles and lamp posts with duct tape while wearing a white T-shirt inscribed with similar writing. These broadsides have been found in the Mission District, the Financial District, and the Haight/Ashbury district, and have been known to change on a daily basis. The hand-written sources for the photocopies are typically written in differently-weighted ink on lined paper.
The themes of the broadsides are of a paranoid/delusional bent, with striking delusions of grandeur (“I imagined everything you know and my faith controls everything”, ”I’m the real Jesus Christ“), a radical philosophical idealism, claims for the miraculous healing properties of HÅning’s blood, and a fierce dislike for the police and the government. Among the characteristic turns-of-phrase are “Blood is the only technology”, “I predicted my whole life”, “Shoot our Blood”, “Hells Ångel”, “The Only News”, “CU-DE-TA” and “One Mind in Hell.”
The love interest in HÅning’s broadsides is “PiÅ” or occasionally “PiÅHitler”. When her name is used, the “i”s are typically dotted with hearts. He sometimes refers to himself and to PiÅ as “Chief Federal Officer”s.
HÅning sometimes requests that his readers stab him, perhaps as a way of verifying his immortality (“You must Stab me. No Sissy Pocket Knives. Use large Kitchen Knife, or anything longer than 3". Warning Don't Stab PiÅ.”).
The broadsides often refer to the C.I.A., King Crimson, Jesus Christ, the Koran, 911 and Hitler. HÅning often writes the capital letter A with a halo around it, much like the logo of the Anaheim Angels.
HÅning may be becoming the latest of San Francisco’s beloved eccentrics, in the tradition of Emperor Norton and Frank Chu.