Obviously it's a made up statement -- Either by the shrink or the advertisers looking to make a twist on words.
Well, we can can make a play on words too -- and use it for this post. "For things to change, L.A. has to change -- for things to get better, L.A. has to get better".
When we win, we don't stop to think -- except to feel the moment and to revel in the accomplishment -- and so it should be. But when we lose, oh that's a whole different feeling. But wait, what an opportunity. What lesson can we learn from a loss? How can we turn this around?
This negative event is getting the city to really deal with this problem we face with our fellow advertisers, and that in itself is a great thing. If you have been following the blog, you're well aware of our heartfelt feelings for all the folks responsible for this injustice. Who wants advertising stuffed down their throat or better yet -- to endanger their life? Let's use this injustice to motivate L.A. to change for the better.
Here's the best ways to bring this change:
- WRITE. The pen is mightier than the sword! We have reached thousands of folks and know that we are making a difference. This is not a L.A. problem. Folks outside L.A. -- we want to hear from you! Write to the blog and tell us and the world how the advertisers are affecting your life. What's going on in other cities? What's going on in other countries? Is advertising getting out of hand where you live? L.A. folks write to Jack Weiss or your city council member. Write to the mayor. For all -- write to Dr. Phil or CBS.
- VOTE. In L.A. elections are coming up. Find out what your candidates will do with this issue. See Questions for L.A. City Candidates at the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight. We desperately need the laws changed to prohibit folks profiting from putting up illegal signage.
- TAKE LEGAL ACTION. Here in L.A., the city has filed a criminal complaint against the parties involved and the arraignment is set for Feb. 26th. We are also considering a class action suit against 10801.
- SPREAD THE WORD. Send this blog to someone and educate them to this injustice so this can be aware of unsafe and illegal advertising.
Whatever you do, don't let apathy set in. It's a disease that kills the spirit. Your voice can make a difference. In your mind, what you believe is your reality. Believe you can make a difference and you will. Let's hear from you!