footer 1

What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Spotted: Class warfare soldier, or just a jerk?

This graffiti showed up on the wall of a private home at 13th and Moore this week. It says, “Destroy the rich, uphold the poor.”



Is that some kind of manifesto? Or is he just an idiot?

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to

, , ,


7 Responses to Spotted: Class warfare soldier, or just a jerk?

  1. Philly Ray September 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    It’s vandalism and he is an idiot. But why is this so readily condemned, but similar stunts are praised when some “performance artist” hangs signs on public property?

    • Markybeee September 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this. I think the praise of stuff you see from Conrad Benner ( postings, it makes vandalism “okay” because now it’s “art”. It sucks that this home owner now has to spend money to get that removed for someone being an idiot.

    • Albert Stumm September 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

      You don’t think there is any difference?

      • Philly Ray September 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

        No I don’t. Is this really “art”?

        And some of those signs appear to be on private as well as public property. I doubt permission was granted from the property owners and then resources (public and private) have to be spent to remove the signs. Not to mention the visual clutter these signs add to an already crowded landscape.

      • ProvWitout September 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

        I’d say he’s a class warfare soldier AND a jerk… And YES there is a difference between hanging a sign that can be taken down in a few minutes and spray painting a wall with graffiti, which is a chore to paint over or remove.. LoL

        This really sucks. I am one who has been painting over graffiti of the brush factory and superior plumbing buildings for years… Its no picnic to have to deal with it. Flat out sucks…

  2. Ian September 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Street art is a very different animal than petty crappy vandalism like this. Its not well done and its on someone’s house which is messed up.

    But I guess everyone has their own opinions and sensibilities and degrees of taste.

    Hope this gets cleaned up soon. I’ve seen a lot of childish tags in the neighborhood lately.

  3. AnthonyG September 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Take this post down. Stop feeding the little “street art” trolls.

Copyright 2013 Passyunk Post | WordPress customized by Auspicious Consulting