"Morans" Protest Sign
Get a brain morans small poster


2003 St. Charles Boeing Protest


Cardboard sign


Invalidates protests





Collected by

Warehouse 13



Date of Collection

April 10th, 2007



Though the identity of the maker is unknown, a photo of him holding the sign was taken on March 23rd, 2003 outside of St. Louis, Missouri. On that day, approximately 350 pro-peace activists got together with civilian weapons inspectors at the Boeing missile factory, asking to investigate the weapons of mass destruction being produced there. When they were denied access, the protesters sat in front of the main gate in protest. Approximately 75 pro-war supporters came to the factory with signs discouraging the sit-in.

This infamously misspelled sign came to embody the "proud to be ignorant" stereotype sometimes placed on midwestern or southern Americans. It is sometimes used to discredit the arguments of "less educated" protesters.


When held in proximity to a protest the sign radiates an energy that distorts the perception of any bystanders. This causes them to become dismissive of the protester's messages, regardless of their cause. Even people who would otherwise agree with the protest become nonchalant and best and sometimes openly hostile to the protesters in the most extreme cases.

Due to these effects, the sign is employed as a counter to many of the more militant artifacts in the Activism Alcove.

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