Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brockley Graffiti


The hoardings around the site of the demolished Maypole pub in Mantle Road are becoming something of a street newspaper with a running commentary on the state of the economy. Last year there was some anti-Gordon Brown graffiti there, the latest offering on the recently replaced hoardings just says 'Good Morning Capitalism, Morning!'

I guess it's supposed to be a little reminder to Brockley Station commuters that they are working for 'The Man' - like anybody needs reminding (and as every good Marxist knows, the people working for capitalism are also those with the power to change it). Alternatively it could be interpreted as a slightly more abstract site specific slogan referring to the derelict site and the absence of the promised building work there - an example of the new dawn of capitalism unable to deliver on its promises to meet human needs (in this case housing)?

6 comments:

ross said...

never glad confident morning again!

Brockley Kate said...

There was similar graffiti at the bottom of Cranfield Rd last year, saying 'Beware the Boris'.

Make of that what you will.

Monkeyboy said...

Have you seen the graffiti on a hoarding on the one way system? "Support The Greek Uprising - Eat Taramasalata"

Made me chuckle.

Transpontine said...

Must say I like the handwriting on the latest Brockley effort, they should get into font design.

Anonymous said...

capitalism
it isnt working

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaha *taps nose*