There’s a certain segment of the liberal population which feels that it doesn’t get its fair share of expression in the marketplace of ideas. You’ve seen them before. Because they are not adequately heard on just about every issue, they plaster the backs of their cars with bumper stickers.
It’s not difficult to spot a member of the Bumper Sticker Brigade. Aside from the obvious (multiple stickers on the car), they have several things in common. They tend to drive Volvo wagons, vans, or other vehicles with a large rear area for bumper sticker display. There’s usually a sticker with something about God being a woman, always something about giving peace a chance, occaisionally a “Darwin” fish, and most of the time something like “I’m pro-choice and I vote.” Calvin is always peeing on something on the backs of these cars.
They never have just one sticker, which often displays the confusion of the liberal mind. Today I was behind a truck that had a “Celebrate Diversity” sticker, with the obligatory colors of the rainbow. On an opposite corner, there was something to the effect of this message: “End Occupation: Get Israel Out of Palestine.” How diversity fits in with removing an ethnic group from a geographic area I’m not sure—maybe diversity of bumper stickers?