Two related ones:
Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the brutal crushing of a pro-democracy demonstration on Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
Now that China is a production paradise – and soon also a consumption paradise – we have this:
A clever Banksy on Canal Street, Chinatown, New York City:
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 graffiti here.