Friday, September 9, 2011

But What Do You Really Think?

You never know what you'll see on the backs of people's cars.

Back of a red Chevy Cavalier, Minnesota plate, covered in bumper stickers

I know these sticker shockers are hard to read in the photo, so here's what I've deciphered.

First, the one that got my attention with the all-caps word PACIFIST:

The PACIFIST is a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer. (Accompanied by a picture of Teddy Roosevelt, so I assume it's a quote of his.)
Then I noticed the others:
The First Amendment grants Freedom of Speech. The Second guarantees it!

United States Army

God bless America(n)
The one that I thought topped it all was:
Doing the work that George Bush won't do
But then there were the ones I couldn't read until I analyzed the photo:
"The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill

What appears to be peace symbol is actually a black silhouette of a B52 over an American flag, with the words PEACE THE OLD FASHIONED WAY.
Peace symbol shape, made with a vertically oriented B52 bomber, with the words Peace The Old-Fashioned Way

And finally, drum roll....

Silver fish with feet and the word DARWIN inside the fish outline

A Darwin fish, tucked just to the left of the license plate.

But then again, maybe it does fit with the other stickers, since the owner of the car is probably a social Darwinist.


Past bumper sticker posts:

Sticking It to Them

Misuse of a Semicolon

Say It Loud, I'm Whack and Proud

Watch Out for Those Bumpers

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