Perhaps this Idea has Merit?

I really like this idea, and the argument.

“Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.”
— Banksy

To be considered In reclaiming the public space, in taking back your surroundings and exercising some control over what you must see and be exposed to in public, would this not also apply to signs and bumper stickers on cars and trucks, public or private? After all, what choice do you have if you are following a truck or car down the road with a “God Hates Fags” bumper sticker or even “Honk if you love Jesus“? You can’t very well close your eyes so those ideas are inflicted upon you without your permission. Would you be wrong in defacing them in various ways, say by  inserting an “L”  changing “fags” to “flags”, or by crossing out “Jesus” and writing in “Blowjobs” This is direct action at it’s finest.

 

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One Comment to “Perhaps this Idea has Merit?”

  1. Could well be a death-defying direct action if the thing’s still going down the road. 😐

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