A TEXAS CONSERVATIVE TAKES BUMBER STICKER RIVALRY
TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF CREATIVE ABSURDITY
In the ongoing game of dueling bumper stickers the Left has always been way ahead.
They were out in front with the terse but memorable “Save the Whales.” There was the sappily emotive “War is harmful to children and other living things.” And don’t forget the John Lennonesque “Give peace a chance” — a desperate but beguiling plea based on the assumption that no one ever considered the possibility that peace might be better than war until sometime around the late 1960s (and suggests it probably isn’t all that certain a proposition anyway).
My personal favorite is “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle,” a feminist cry that achieved theretofore unequaled heights of ideological surrealism. And of course, one mustn’t overlook the famous “Coexist” sticker, ubiquitous in Berkeley, Ann Arbor, and other bastions of progressivist hopefulness. [Read more…] about Sticker Shock