Subversives Apply Here
Hat-tip to reader DW for this entry from Samizdata:
You put a standard sticker on some physical evidence of intrusion, threat, surveillance, overregulation, nannying... by or authorised by, an official body. You photograph it. You send in the photograph to them and/or publish it by other means... and that's it. There's a running competition for the best pics.
It is a smart use of the networked world to do something that is not quite the direct action loved by old-fashioned activists, but more directive action, to get the public's attention on the world around us and how needlessly oppressive it has become. And it is a game, too.
Alex Deane of BBW tells me he has already had hundreds of requests for stickers, and some very serious and respectable think-tankies appeared to be taking them at a meeting I attended last night.
I wonder whether anyone will manage to tag an FIT unit?
Remember the demonstrated performance of the freedom team to date, from the perspective of Obama/Emanuel/Axelrod:
- multiple large rallies across the country that are utterly disregarded by both the legislative and executive branches
- no effective opposition party
- no demonstrations of civil disobedience
- no broken windows
- no graffiti
In other words, continued submission to whatever outrages are effected by the ruling class in Washington.
Any question why the Bad People think they can win?
If you dare not spray-paint a Roman numeral 'III' on some outpost of Leviathan, you ain't gonna be able to do the harder tasks.