The images below were spotted on a construction wall in New York City today, just as your editor was heading for Sao Paulo, Brazil, to deliver a report on the precipitous degradation of democracy in the United States in the post-9/11 period.
Hijacking a street art sensibility, and revolutionary politics, these "defaced" anti-authoritarian posters are actually advertisements for Mountain Dew, a soft drink produced by PepsiCo. Given its high level of caffien, it has been criticized for causing agitation among children.
Which will it be? democracy or dewmocracy. Though often confused in the shell games of commercialism, there is a difference.