Guerrilla warfare against Maxine Waters on the streets of Los Angeles

The most powerful weapon keeping blacks voting Democrat is community pressure.  It is regarded as traitorous to desert the party, and those who openly question the dogma are subject to sanctions, with the dreaded epithet “Uncle Tom” liberally (pardon the pun) employed.

But decades of experience with Democrats running cities with circumstances worsening eventually take a toll on the orthodoxy.  So, too, at a national level, the Congressional Black Caucus, for all its posturing (and fundraising), has not done much to help blacks below the elite levels.  Consider the lockstep support for policies that flood the labor market with new entrants, legal and illegal, who compete with blacks for jobs, driving down wages in the segments of the labor market where blacks are most affected.

The left long ago discovered the subversive power of street art.  By expressing forbidden thoughts in a flamboyant manner, guerrilla posters plastered in walls, on utility poles, and in other public spaces can plant seeds that quietly sprout and grow where they can’t be seen: in people’s minds.

Someone, I know not who, is conducting a guerrilla campaign against Maxine Waters, the veteran Los Angeles congresswoman.  Steve Hayward of Powerline brings them to my attention, and also informs me, a hopeless white guy, that the new expression for “dissin’” is now “flexin.’”  My command of the street patois being limited, I appreciate the lesson.

Here are the examples of the street art Hayward found.  I love, love, love it.


(this, Hayward informs us, is in front of Waters's home)

The most powerful weapon keeping blacks voting Democrat is community pressure.  It is regarded as traitorous to desert the party, and those who openly question the dogma are subject to sanctions, with the dreaded epithet “Uncle Tom” liberally (pardon the pun) employed.

But decades of experience with Democrats running cities with circumstances worsening eventually take a toll on the orthodoxy.  So, too, at a national level, the Congressional Black Caucus, for all its posturing (and fundraising), has not done much to help blacks below the elite levels.  Consider the lockstep support for policies that flood the labor market with new entrants, legal and illegal, who compete with blacks for jobs, driving down wages in the segments of the labor market where blacks are most affected.

The left long ago discovered the subversive power of street art.  By expressing forbidden thoughts in a flamboyant manner, guerrilla posters plastered in walls, on utility poles, and in other public spaces can plant seeds that quietly sprout and grow where they can’t be seen: in people’s minds.

Someone, I know not who, is conducting a guerrilla campaign against Maxine Waters, the veteran Los Angeles congresswoman.  Steve Hayward of Powerline brings them to my attention, and also informs me, a hopeless white guy, that the new expression for “dissin’” is now “flexin.’”  My command of the street patois being limited, I appreciate the lesson.

Here are the examples of the street art Hayward found.  I love, love, love it.


(this, Hayward informs us, is in front of Waters's home)