political graffiti

Political Graffiti (242): Free Speech Enforcement

A clever Banksy on Canal Street, Chinatown, New York City:

banksy graffiti is free speech

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If the title of this post isn’t immediately clear: the rat graffiti is the expression; the painter – who is a painted painter (look carefully) - represents government censorship (anti-graffiti laws can be seen as censorship but if you want you can see the painter as a mere metaphor for censorship); and the scissors are the enforcers of expression. In a sense, this is anti-anti-graffiti graffiti (no typo).

More generally, it’s true that in many cases people – like the rat – can only count on themselves to enforce their rights.

More Banksy. More graffiti.

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