'See Something, Say Something' Train Ads Tweaked in New York
Transit commuters are likely familiar with campaigns like New York's, "If you See Something, Say Something." One artist/tactical urbanist/vandal saw these ads as an opportunity for social commentary. Placing made up quotes in the ads give a little perspective to the campaign like this one: "I’m glad I was reminded to report that suspicious bag," a bus rider named Jo is quoted as saying in one of the ads. "But I wonder, when my own president uses a willing media to perpetuate a constant state of fear, who are the real terrorists and who profits off my panic?" Benjamin Sutton reports in Hyperallergic.
The creator of these quotes has a variety of different commentaries he adds to the MTA announcements that concern the "upstream" causes of terrorism that would be better solved by those in positions of power in our government than those sitting on the A Train.