Having read only to dismiss as irrelevant an extensive teaser about this new logo, my first thoughts instead went somewhere else. And that’s because the design makes me think of the palimpsest folios of Kryptos, ever being pealed back as one might do with any palimpsest as technology increases. First with the eye, then a microscope, then with chemicals, then with various types of really weird microscopes that pick up different chemical reactions with papyri or any kind of vellum. The folios in the new logo about equal the number of years of the CIA’s existence IF, that is, IF we go back to the life and times of the one I hold to be the forerunner of the CIA, the great Catholic Poet, Joyce Kilmer, who ably and bravely demonstrated the very best of forward reconnaissance when he was killed by a sniper over in France. Anyway, you remember the artful Kryptos in the CIA’s courtyard, broken cross, sepulcheric rock, the waters of death and life:
The coriolis effect represented as a key to fulsomeness…
Hmmm… Lot’s of questions about using the laws of nature against the laws of nature – yup – and all that which supersedes fallen human nature in the midst of continuing free will and consequences one way or the other.
I hope the new logo isn’t all about braggadocio. Any reflection of that in the CIA would about end any effort to go more deeply into human nature and fallen human nature and beyond. “We’re in conTROL!!!” is a statement that is all out of control. Questions about overarching historical indications of escaping the reality of who we are before God are discarded at our peril. Once you see that, the reality of who we are as fallen creatures before our Creator, it can’t be unseen, just escaped.
“The center cannot hold.” ??? Answer:
CRUX STAT DUM VOLVITUR ORBIS