Political activism on a chain-linked fence…

So, I’m driving into work this morning on the 55 (a misnomer if ever I heard one) and – there – on the 4th Street overpass fence, I saw a sign. Obviously handmade, it was taped up there in red and read, in bold letters, “BUSH MUST GO“.

I couldn’t help but remember other overpass fences just a few years ago, adorned with flags and (what I would consider) pro-war slogans. Have things changed so much that, even in our notoriously Republican county, we’re now seeing signs of this nature?

Personal tastes aside (I happen to agree with this new sign), I couldn’t help wonder where the dividing line between displaying signs on the freeway overpass and tagging lay. Is it any more appropriate to express your views with things hung on a fence than with a can of spray paint? I suppose if you’re anti-tagging, you might be uncomfortable hanging a sign on a fence… or would you?

Was it political graffiti? Or a chink in the Orange Curtain?

2 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 10:13 am

    Let it hang. It’s not like grafiti because it can be easily removed. It’s certainly better to look at than “Make Money Now” signs orpolitical advertising…

  2. Mike Randall (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 10:27 am

    Keep it, I would much rather see signs of dissent among the populice then have people keep it all bottled up. A simple sign on a freeway over pass will not harm anybody and its a great example of non-violent free speech.

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