Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Signs Posted In 2020

“Not all battles are fought for victory - some are fought to tell the world there was someone on the battlefield.”
 - Ravish Kumar
1st Amendment protected signs placed by freeways in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond & San Francisco.
"The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen." — Louis Brandeis

“If kids got raped by clowns as often as kids get raped by preachers it would be against the law to take your kid to the circus.” - Dan Savage

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  - Alice Walker

"When small men begin to cast big shadows... the Sun is about to set.” - Lin Yutang

"If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy." -Marquis de Lafayette

“If our nation is ever taken over it will be taken over from within.” - James Madison

"You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump. You just don't."—Fran Leibowitz
Signs Posted Since 2003 - 8,270
Arrests - 0

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Catching Up: 2019

“The Republican Party has become the most dangerous organization in world history.”
—Noam Chomsky

These were put up in LA and the San Francisco Bay Area in late December, 2019. Although a lot has happened since then, I can't say much has changed. If anything, the Republican party's gotten worse, and all these signs are just as true now as they were then. Depending on your criteria, they've tried to illegally seize power 4 or 5 times since losing the election in November  2020.

Donald Trump is far from being the first person to claim he won an election he lost, nor the first to make the claim with absolutely no evidence to back it up. I do believe however, that he may be the first person in history to lose an election and claim victory with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, who honestly thought it would just be given to him on the strength of his say so. Perhaps historians could prove me wrong on this, but I believe Donald Trump has cultivated a sense of entitlement unequaled by any historical figure going all the way back before Rome, the Greek City-States, the dynasties of Persia and Egypt, the Minoans, Assyrians, Babylon... all the way back to the very Dawn of Civilization.

110 Freeway, Downtown LA. Sign slipped through gap in fence to the left.
El Segundo
Midtown LA
Santa Rosa
Santa Monica

Signs Posted - 8,249

Arrests - 0