Monday, September 29, 2008

More from the Peace Tour

Just cleaning up the desktop a bit before the final stretch of the tour. These signs appeared variously along the coast over the last couple of weeks. As I suspected, the relatively innocuous messages of "Peace" and "Peace on Earth" have a lot more staying power than more provokative texts and on the way back down I've seen at least two dozen or so signs still standing from the start of the trip. Estimated viewership: Millions. Just... millions.

Eventually, I hope, the people who want peace in this world will take a cue from the people who simply want to sell crap: advertising pays. Especially when the founding fathers have given you carte blanche to do it for free.

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” -Fredrick Douglass

"The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." ~ Thomas Paine

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." ~ James Madison

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

"A man with no enemies is a man with no character." -Paul Newman

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this one. It's so appropriate. Being willing to serve in the military to DEFEND your country is honorable. Exploiting the military to fill your own pocketbook is treason. According to my high school government teacher, at that time (early 80's), treason was still punishable by hanging from the neck until dead, dead, dead. I would love to see a scaffold built on the mall in Washington. Maybe it would remind those in Washington that they work for the American people, and as such, can be held accountable by them.