Hello comrades. I had an idea recently and I'm not sure if it has been attempted yet, but here it is. I'm sure you've all been delighted by wheresgeorge.com scrawled on all your hard earned cash. Click on the site and find out all the fantastic places the bill you're holding has been to. It just goes to show how far a bill can travel in a short amount of time. This is great. Now, instead of scribbling meaningless nonsense on a dollar bill, how about something like " your teachers and parents are clueless ...www.commondreams.org" or "www.alternet.org." For example, I wrote a quick summary on the real purpose of tax cuts for the wealthy around the outside border of the back of a bill. On the face of a twenty, featuring Andrew Jackson, of course, I wrote "I committed genocide on the Native American Peoples. Learn more about my crimes by reading A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn. " Pick your cause, from animal rights to forest activism, from globalization to global warming, the well travelled dollar bill can reach a lot of different people, especially younger people, in a short amount of time. This is a good way to get the progressive word out to the unsuspecting and the vulnerable. Who knows how many we can turn with a single bill! It's probably better to write on the back of a bill, though, because most tellers and cashiers instinctively face bills up and won't look at a bills back if they don't have to. Spread them out and only use one or two infobills at a particular transaction to avoid any questions. What's that troll? It's illegal? Oh yeah, I know it's illegal to deface the almighty dollar but hey, ain't it illegal to base the invasion of a sovereign nation on lies and deceit? Or to steal an election by denying Florida blacks the right to vote? Or to give billions of taxpayer dollars to your top campaign financers?
I really like the idea that some kid in Nebraska can buy a coke from a convenience store and get back change that has some website he's never heard of before which questions just about everything he's been told by authority figures. It's a leaflet that doesn't get trashed but instead is passed on again and again. Let those who would use markers do their job, we'll just continue to do ours. Be sharp, be funny, be intelligent, but just remember, when you write on the money, be right on the money! %>)
I'll probably post this again tommorow night at a better hour but I figured I'd demo it on you nightowls.