Thursday, February 26, 2009

Powdered Mengele

Dear Freewayblogger,
I saw a video on Crooks and Liars of white phosphorus being used on Gaza so I printed these up and tagged a couple blocks around the Israeli Consulate in SF. I wore an overcoat with a small can of spray adhesive tucked into one sleeve so it was pretty easy to be discreet. Besides, if they can drop that shit out of airplanes onto people and get away with it I'll be damned if I'm gonna worry too much about sticking up pieces of paper.

When I was a kid I saw a picture in a book about the Holocaust that showed a Nazi scientist standing beside a body on a gurney. The body was covered by a sheet except for the legs that had been burned away to the bones. The caption said they'd been burned off with a blowtorch to see how much pain a human being could endure. I was something like ten years old when I saw that picture and I never forgot it.

I'm Jewish and when I was growing up believe me the Israelis were the good guys... I mean they were the really really good guys, and I just can't believe this shit's happening. I know it's not quite putting signs on the freeways, but it felt good to do something. Thanks for the inspiration. -Pissed Off Jew in SF

P.S. : Your "Peace on Earth" sign at the 280/101 split's been up for something like a year now.

From Amnesty International

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Phoenix, LA, San Diego, Santa Cruz

PT Cruiser Spells it Out
"The concept that a person who has a lot holds his hand out to someone who has less, or someone who isn't hurting holds his hand out to someone who is, is simply a human trait that has nothing to do with celebrity. I am confounded at the stinginess of some institutions and some people. I'm bewildered by it. You can only put away so much stuff in your closet. In 1987, the average CEO against someone who was working in his factory was 70 times. It's now 410 times."
-Paul Newman
"Civil disobedience, that’s not our problem. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem." ~ Howard Zinn
"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken