Comrades, today’s post will be short and a little different then my previous posts.
Comrades, please start paying attention to the quality of the material you are distributing. The higher the quality, the more likely it will be to be noticed and taken seriously.
Now I would like to describe an act of activism which I saw yesterday. Afterwards I’ll discuss what was done right and how it could be improved. Just a note: I do not know who the activist is, but I hope he keeps promoting the cause.
Yesterday, on my way out of town, I noticed a sign placed over a mile marker. The sign was made from a emptied brown fifty pound bag of dog food. The bag was NOT painted over. On it there was a swastika written with a yellow marker. Below the swastika, near the lower left hand corner was written “ANP”. I think the activist was trying to write out the party URL, “ANP14.com”, but I did not see the “14.com” after the ANP.
First off, he chose his sign material well. A dog food bag would be easy to handle and is readily available to activists who own dogs. It is a good idea to look at any items you are about to throw in the trash and think to yourself if it could be used. Second, ho chose a very good location. The sign was placed on a busy stretch of highway. The highway was also one of the state’s main east-west routes, thus the sign was likely seen be people from several areas in Northern Missouri.
Here are a few ways the sign could have been improved:
- The sign covered a mile marker, which is against the law.
- The bag should have been painted with a background color. Either white, red, or black would have worked good with the sign.
- Yellow text over a light brown background was barely readable. I couldn’t tell that there was anything written on the bag until I was just about to pass it. Contrasting colors should always be used.
- Thin lines were used to write the swastika and text. Activists should always write boldly to make their material easy to read. Remember, people may be driving by at 65 miles an hours when they see the sign.