MAKE YOUR MARK ON SOCIETY 2017
In the Spring of 1982, New York's Mayor Ed Koch launched his anti-graffiti campaign “Make your mark in society, not on society” with the help of local sports and entertainment celebrities such as Joe Frazier, and his son Marvis; Paco Navarro, Hector Camacho, Alex Ramos, music figures Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and singer Irene Cara.
Mr. Koch created a special Mayor's Task Force on Graffiti, with 24 business and civic leaders. ''New York has had it with graffiti,'' said Mr. Butcher. ''The time is right to move against it.'' The slogans used to encourage the public to stay away from graffiti.
Ultimately, the campaign was a failure.
Today, there is an opportunity to reuse the slogan in and keep the original design. We can arrange the words in a different order and put them into the mouth of some political leaders who try to force on masses the idea that playing with the valuers of democracy and human rights will help to create better present and future.