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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
“It just became incumbent upon me to say something,” declares the Bay Area Signbat:
The anonymous activist known as “the Freeway Blogger” is blitzing Bay Area freeways this weekend with 150 hand-painted antiwar signs, a spree marking this week’s 1,500th U.S. death in Iraq. He has posted more than 2,500 such signs along California’s roads in recent years …
“Anyone can do this,” he said Friday.
Really? I thought painting signs was a traditional skill handed down through generations of trained signsters. Novices are sometimes killed during the grueling initiation phase.
And so “Osama who?” signs were among his first. Others have included “Nobody died when Clinton lied,” “Quagmire accomplished” and “Bush lied,” not to mention “Rumsfailed” and “Chimpeach.”
“The essence of it is reductionism: The shorter the message, the bigger you can make it and the less time it takes to paint,” he said.
This one, he has learned the master’s lessons well. And he’s adding “Chimpeach” to America’s “informational diet”, despite not knowing exactly what the hell he’s complaining about:
“I personally don’t know if the war is a lie, but what I do know is that this message doesn’t come out in the mainstream media and isn’t a part of the average American’s informational diet. That’s the kind of thing I’m trying to correct with what I do, to balance the flow of information.”
Sign on, Signbat! Balance that flow!