These highway banners are more effective than most people realize. You’re driving along, head empty, and this hits you. It really sinks in. Mass protests don’t have the same long-term cognitive impact imo. It’s a good thing the Right is comfortable with this message medium. — @Heartiste on Gab.ai
This post is theoretical musing, I don’t know anything about activism. Heartiste makes a great point about the impact of an unexpected banner on a driver in a receptive frame of mind. If someone were to hang such a banner off a highway overpass, what would he think about? Brainstorming a few considerations:
Safety. Do not endanger any drivers. If not 100% sure that the banner is safe, it shouldn’t be done. It is important that the sign won’t tear off and drop onto the road below, or slip out of one’s hands while attaching it. It’s safer to hang it over the grassy median, not the travel lanes.
Law. I’m no legal eagle. Authorities can spin an objectively harmless act into a felony. The politics of the municipality, or the governor if an Interstate highway is in play, determine the risk. A Blue city in a Blue state means a more zealous investigation and willingness to throw the book. A solid Trump county in a Red state is a better bet.
Audience. To have commuters to see the sign, picking a mid-week morning makes sense. If it’s families, one would time it with holiday weekend traffic.
Materials. Banners can be made of cheap, easily obtained materials such as white linen. The lettering can be done with freehand brush stokes or stenciled. It would be important to tie the banner securely to the overpass railing so it stays unfolded and doesn’t slip or tear off in wet weather on when tugged by the wind. Does it get tied only along the top, or also along the bottom? The banner can also be professionally made in a print shop, with reliable tie-downs and proper stiffness if the cost and the paper-trail are not a problem.
Language. The lettering should be clear and readable from the distance at one glance. The message should be simple. Hateful text, nah-zee optics, or stale phrases like “White Power” = being ADL’s dancing monkey. Rather, here are examples of thought-provoking pro-White protest slogans:
- You Will Not Replace Us. Stop Immigration Now!
- Immigration + Integration = White Genocide
- Stop White Genocide
- White GeNOcide
- Whites Have the Right To Exist
- Diversity = No Future For White Children
- Anti-Racist Is A Code Word For Anti-White
- 14 WORDS. Look It Up
- “Diversity” Means Chasing Down The Last White Person
- Imagine… White Children Having A Future
UPDATE: See additional ideas in the comments, especially notable contribution by Suburban_elk: “Enough Diversity Already — What about the White Kids?”
Execution. Nine parts planning, one part action. The area may or may not be under video surveillance. Do’s: knowing the lay of the land, leaving the cell phone at home, hanging the sign just before sunrise. Don’ts: parking nearby.
I’ve never posted a highway banner, so I am not telling any readers to do that. We are living in interesting times and people across the political spectrum know that making one’s voice heard (or in this case, seen) is part of a noble tradition of non-violent civil disobedience.
For example, under the czars and then under Soviet rule, Lithuanians desired to preserve their nation and culture, and to that end they defied the ruling narrative by erecting crosses in a field outside of Siauliai to honor their fallen heroes.