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I Make T-shirts
wearing your point of view on your chest may be the easiest,
most practical and legal way to express your opinions...
decided to start making t-shirts in 2001 to communicate political
ideas and attempt to help foment social change. The lack of
access for average people to the transmitting side vs. the
receiving side of mass communication (i.e. the mainstream
media, be it television, radio, periodicals or billboards)
got me thinking.
people can't afford to purchase airtime on commercial media.
Sure you can do public access television or radio, but those
you reach are very few in comparison to those you can reach
via the mainstream media. You can write a letter to the editor
of a newspaper, but the chance of it getting published is
slim. The chance of it not getting edited is slimmer. Plus
it must be short, making a complex argument almost impossible
to present. Further, ongoing dialogue (the basis of Socrates'
method for finding greater meaning and agreement) will likely
not be possible since the chance of you getting published
twice is even less likely than all of the other probabilities
can have a website like this, but in a sea of millions of
other websites, it is hard to get many people to notice yours
unless you promote it, which can cost a lot of money. Those
who find out about it are often the choir of people who already
agree with you.
can also engage in illegal activities like pirate radio or
billboard redesign in order to break through the barriers
to conventional modes of mass communication, but there are
obviously significant risks to these options that may catch
up to you eventually. You could also walk around with a sign
in your hands with your ideas on it, or hand out literature,
but many people (even those sympathetic to particular ideas
or causes) avoid people who do this.
put, wearing your point of view on your chest may be the easiest,
most practical and legal way to express your opinions to people
outside of the choir.