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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard titanium safe in Site ██. No less than two (2) armed guards armed with submachine guns are to be present around the safe. The guards do not know the password on the safe, and if found tampering or experimenting with it, are to be disciplined accordingly.

Express permission from Researcher ███████ must be given anytime a researcher under Clearance Level 3 is to conduct research, or if Class D personnel is to be involved in research.1 Testing has ceased with SCP-XXXX Testing may continue with SCP-XXXX, but only groups of three (3) Class-D's with each possessing a standard flashlight and enough food and water to last 24 hours.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a set of 12 postcards, each depicting a unique, large city on earth.2 However, instead of showing the cities as they look, the postcards show the cities in a similar style to post-apocalyptic fiction, with humanity eradicated and the cities in various states of disrepair.

There is a commonly known mathematical oddity where if you cut a postcard along a certain pattern, you can open up the postcard into a hoop large enough for the average adult to step through. When applied to any one of the members of SCP-XXXX, the paper hoop functions as a transdimensional portal, instantaneously transporting the individual stepping through into the setting depicted on the postcard. If the individual who stepped through the paper hoop is a member of the SCP Foundation's Staff, then SCP-XXXX's memetic effects will activate, causing the staff member in question to feel a strong antagonism to the general public3 After about 25-31 minutes, the staff member begins to feel that the human race cannot take care of itself and that the SCP Foundation must execute a takeover, using its numerous agents in government positions to seize positions of power and establish an oligarchy, with the O5 council as the supreme leaders of the earth.

After about 45 minutes, the staff member will begin to feel as if the other staff members are impeding the Foundation's progress on the aforementioned takeover, and will start to exhibit violent, insidious, or harmful behavior towards other staff members if the individual affected by SCP-XXXX deems that they are hindering the Foundation's progress.

After about an hour, the staff member will stop working on their Foundation-given assignments and only focus on the takeover of civilian government. Actions include trying to convince agents in positions of power to assassinate leaders, sabotage government vehicles and intelligence, and cause breaches in order to use SCPs they deem helpful to their cause. At this point, the memetic effects are permanent, and the staff member must be ██████████ immediately.

Interviewer: Dr. ███████

Foreword: Dr. ███████ sits in a standard interview chamber, directly across from Researcher ████, who is confined with a standard straightjacket and secured to a chair.

<Begin Log>

Dr. ███████: Why have you been doing these things around the Foundation, ████? What made you hate humanity so much? We're supposed to protect them, you understand.

Researcher ████: I do want to protect humanity, but we're not doing enough! Those people in the outside world, they know nothing! Nothing of what we're doing, everyday, just so they can live and breathe without fear. It's gone on too long. Humanity is too stupid to be trusted with any kind of power. The Foundation, however, can be.

Dr. ███████: And why is that?

<End Log>

Closing Statement: Interview could not be continued as Researcher ████ began to thrash and shout against his restraints, ignoring the questions of Dr. ███████. Researcher ████ was removed from the interview chamber and █████.

Addendum: [Origin story of postcards, found in basement w/ unknown electronic device and pens and pencils, notebook.]