Peoria's Labor Temple News charged LeTourneau with publicity-seeking "religious spectacularism
," sniping that "Christ probably never intended that His teachings should help to advertise road graders.
Indeed, the same quality of near-decadent spectacularism
teetering toward kitsch is evident in some of Marinetti's imagined banquets, where "Alaskan salmon in the rays of the sun with Mars sauce" might be followed by an Elasticake filled with disturbingly bright-red zabaglione.
This diagnostic enabling of the reception process is the opposite of the concealment of reception as a physical and intellectual activity--its replacement being the participating, playing, childlike post-subject or the stupid spectacularism