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Signs of the Times

A quiet ideological battle is being waged yard to yard in affluent neighborhoods of San Antonio. It began with one side declaring "No socialism" in white letters on a black background. Some didn't like that message, so they changed it to read "No selfishness."

June 2010. The signs all over the Alamo Heights neighborhood.

In affluent pockets of San Antonio, a quiet battle is brewing. You can see it all over the neighbors' yards — literally. It began with one side declaring "No socialism" in white letters on a black background. Some didn't like that, so they aped the design but changed the message to read "No selfishness." Caught in the crossfire, others have put their own creative, cheeky twist on the fad.

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