Behind the photograph of Rudolf Geyer on the Mosaic Investigation wall is some red printing in French. Although the words are partially covered by the photograph, the visible portion matches a frequently quoted phrase from French author Louis Calalferte: "La pensée du profit obscurcit nos émotions." In English, it means: "The thought of profit obscures our emotions." Calaferte, who lived from 1928 to 1994, wrote books, essays, plays, and poems that were noted for their sometimes pornographic content and their theme of social criticism. He mistrusted ideology and government, once describing the "state" as "formalized gangsterism." He also criticized much of modern culture, describing the modern as "future junk," holidays as "drugs for the people," and television as an "instrument of emasculation" and the "trash authority."