Beaver Hide Trading Company 'Fesses Up to Graffiti Urging "Revolution!" at Santa Ana Chase Bank, Vow More

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Remember that mysterious graffiti earlier this month outside a SanTana Chase branch urging "Revolution!" (as seen in the photo to the right)? I openly wondered who might've done it, given political protest in the county usually doesn't take anarchistic tones, and cholos (who do most of SanTana's tagging) really don't care about politics.

Yesterday, a group calling themselves the Beaver Hide Trading Company took credit for the tag--and promised more politicized street art in SanTana and other towns in la naranja.
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The following email was sent to to the Weekly:

I am part of a Santa Ana street artist group named Beaver Hide Trading Company. Being the person responsible for the message of REVOLUTION on the Chase bank on Main and Washington and after reading your article/comments we felt the need to send you this message.

The message at the bank was inspired by the events that took place in Tunisia and more recent in Egypt. A Revolution by the people. In my opinion, I think we have been in need of a revolution in this country for quite some time now. With the balance of power in favor of the supremely wealthy and the destruction of the middle working class people, it is incredible to me how we can take the punches as long as our internet is fast and the t.v. is on.

I wish I could have written the message 10x bigger. Seeing most everyone who visited the ATM or entered the bank was great. I'm sure at least one person got a hint of the message.

Beaver Hide Trading Company is based in Santa Ana (we grew up here as well - yup in the hood) and yes we ARE Mexican. We are not associated with any hate group and would never promote or be a part of any acts of violence. We are street artists that want to share our artwork with Santa Ana and other cities.

I am sending you photos of our recent work that was done when we were focused on banks.

And here it is--happened to a Bank of America just north of the Chase building, on 15th and Main streets. It's a hybrid photo/construction paper applique taped to the wall.
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Let's see what these chavos do in the coming weeks...

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The guest that wouldn't leave
The guest that wouldn't leave

If that tag is 'street art', then the beaver tagging crew has ZERO artistic talent.

Graffiti does not necessarily equal Street Art

Wj92780
Wj92780

"...Let's see what these chavos do in the coming weeks..."

That seems to be a challenge, or at least tacit approval by Arellano, to maliciously incite the breaking of laws meant to protect us. Tagging is tagging.

Mico
Mico

Yo "Deva's Cock" You are not hip to the idea of "criminals and law breakers"? What the hell do you think being a revolutionary is all about? It is a revolt against the current outmoded system of laws. Yo, " I pilot 66" Your statement sounds like a direct quote from Mubarak himself. What planet do you live on? What O.C. bubble do you live in? Or should I say, not live, but rather sleep in?

Devassocx
Devassocx

The Beaver dudes said "We are street artists".

I say...No, you are not. You are deceiving yourselves as you have no talent.

You are lawbreakers and therefore criminals.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

A tid bit of historical Trivia;Soon after one of our greatest Presidents took office, JP Morgan, The DuPonts and other financial heavyweights plotted to overthrow the President/Government using Military Force and to model the Government after Mussolinis Fascist regime in Italy. The Heroic American General Smedley Butler they tried to recruit to lead this plot reported the treason to Congress, and of course, there being one set of Laws for the Wealthy and another for the rest of us, no charges were filed. http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/...

Individuals Involved were:Irenee Du Pont - Right-wing chemical industrialist and founder of the American Liberty League, the organization assigned to execute the plot.Grayson Murphy - Director of Goodyear, Bethlehem Steel and a group of J.P. Morgan banks.William Doyle - Former state commander of the American Legion and a central plotter of the coup.John Davis - Former Democratic presidential candidate and a senior attorney for J.P. Morgan.Al Smith - Roosevelt's bitter political foe from New York. Smith was a former governor of New York and a codirector of the American Liberty League.John J. Raskob - A high-ranking Du Pont officer and a former chairman of the Democratic Party. In later decades, Raskob would become a "Knight of Malta," a Roman Catholic Religious Order with a high percentage of CIA spies, including CIA Directors William Casey, William Colby and John McCone.Robert Clark - One of Wall Street's richest bankers and stockbrokers.Gerald MacGuire - Bond salesman for Clark, and a former commander of the Connecticut American Legion. MacGuire was the key recruiter to General Butler.

Portier
Portier

World is changing .Historical 2011

Ironcock
Ironcock

They need to draw a big ass verga and say, "mamame! (suck me!)"

Kendokenus
Kendokenus

hide yourselves on the backside of a building while you deface a nice limestone wall. I bank there, they treat me well. I talked to the man who was cleaning it, we agreed it was useless distruction of property. Go practice in the flood control canals. Hope you cant swim

KM
KM

P.S. I'm an old white woman.

KM
KM

I'm not pro graffiti but I agree with the message.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

yes we ARE Mexican--------------------------------That WAS obvious.

Ipilot66
Ipilot66

And the point is: what?????

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

It is nice to see that someone is seeking to block the free commercial ads posted as comments

Ipilot66
Ipilot66

That is not signs of a changing world! That is just the same stupid children destroying where they live! Their parents forgot to teach them not to crap in their own front yard!!!What dumb babies! ! ! Protest---Yes!! Change the world for the Better---Yes!!But learn how to do it without degrading yourselves.---j

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Perhaps the slaves working there ARE nice people, however, the bankers are theives. I will wager that Farmers and Merchants Bank, or Union Bank or Bank of the West will give you better service, shorter waiting lines, and will NOT charge people $5.00 to cash a check you wrote to them. And they did not take any taxpayer subsidized TARP funds Like JP Morgan Chase, B of A, Citibank or Wells Fargo did!

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

The point is:as the article is about, Revolution. When these wealthy elitists thought President Roosevelt was going to level the playing field for working classed Americans at the expense of their wealth, They plotted a revolution. So here we are, working class Americans still getting the shaft. I believe the youngsters call for "Revolution" is being called for... However, in this modern Patriot Act, Orwellian Government, Spies/snitches everywhere day and age few are bold enough to say it in a real voice, well in their own voice that is.

Clist21
Clist21

I find it funny that you children think your doing something noble. But like most vandals your just to ignorant to see beyond your lust to destroy other peoples property. Just for your information, The "slaves" at BofA get paid more than those at F&M and the interest rates on their loans are much lower. So in the long run the consumer saves thousands by banking at BofA. How do I know this? I worked at FM and I've banked at BofA.

MANY over the years
MANY over the years

Btw: if you (or any1 elsereading this) is/are one of the MANY peoplewho RATIONALIZE/support the $800 billion bail-out using the(ir) main reasoning as how approx. 116,000 people would have otherwise been out of work, THEN DO THE MATH FOR ONCE & YOU'LL REALIZE THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY, IF DIVIDED EQUALLY AMONG ALLLLLL THOSE PEOPLE, WOULD HAVE BROKEN DOWN TO APPROX $6.9 MILLION FOR EACH & EVERY PERSON!... Now ask yourself (assume your NOT part of the elite) if you'd rather keep going to work for a job that'll never ever ever alot you that amount of money.. OR would you take a check for $7,000,000 & go home/retire with a smile?!

MANY over the years
MANY over the years

Just one for example for now:www.promotia.nl

..working with the kids/at risk juveniles, the community, helping businesses & corporations learn how to work TOGETHER/network, etc... ALL WHILE beautifying otherwise BORING commercial locations; AND LIKELY MAKING A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT MORE MONEY THAN YOU'LL EVER SEE!... Mainly from being"children/vandals".. learning from IGNORing being labeled (in any way) as IGNORANT/etc.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

And Clist21 I would watch who you call children, I have been working real life jobs supporting myself and others probably since before your ass was given birth.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Note that I used the term slave to describe JP Morgan Chase, not B of A. how much money did F&M receive in taxpayer subsidized support aka TARP funds? answer: $0 so while you and I and each US Taxpayer is subject to paying about $2000 to support the banks that are "too big to fail". Citigroup=$45 Billion, AIG=$40 Billion, JP Morgan Chase=$25 Billion, BofA/Merrill Lynch=$25 Billion, Wells Fargo=$25 Billion. these are the top 5. And each of the public banks will charge a person $5.00 to cash one of their customers checks, (Unless it is a Large account holder such as my Union or My Insurance Company). and I am curious Clist, how come when I go to a BofA branch the tellers are usually gone after several months?

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