Tuesday, March 17, 2009

CRINGE You Can Believe In!

On Glenn Beck's radio show this afternoon, there was a discussion about the artist who created many of the Obama posters for his political campaign. Glenn had some questions about the ones that said, "Obey" at the bottom of the poster. He has given his assistants a mission today to find out all that they can about the person who created the posters and the meaning, purpose, and pro-communist propaganda behind them.

Be sure to watch (or DVR) his T.V. show on Fox News Channel (2:00 p.m. Pacific time; 5:00 p.m. Eastern) tomorrow. He will be doing a segment on the political propaganda messages of these posters

Even though the following post was written a year ago, I found that the forum shed some light on the subject. I'm sure there is much more to know so tune in to Glenn's show tomorrow!


Article excerpt:

As you can see, Fairey's politics are, like his art, the usual foam of limp and simple-minded "America-Bad-One-Worldism" frothing atop a steaming latte of the liberal bromides of the age. In this he's just another artist self-hypnotized by a limited vision of the world. It is a vision informed only by a bottomless ignorance of history. If there were any evidence of depth to his art one might suspect it had true socialist anchors, but I suspect that Fairey has no immersion at all in that philosophy, and that the names of Proudhon, Saint-Simon, and even Debs are ciphers to him. Obama may well be all he knows. History, after all, is hard. If there's any real political pith to him it is more likely born of the MTV-Rock-the-Vote movement; an air-guitar socialism.

Art schools, like Fairey's own Rhode Island School of Design, pour out these hapless, uneducated graduates versed only in assimilationism year after year. After all, they never promised the parents of these half-talented kids a Monet, a Rubens, a Picasso... not even a Duchamp. Artists of talent and uncolonized minds such as R. Crumb do not come out of these art schools, only assimilationist parrots.

Like the other degreed drabs of his generation, Fairey is a one-trick pony. Lately, however, his trick has caused his pony to be pranced about the center ring of the Obama traveling circus and revival meeting. I've written about Fairey and his Sardonic-Socialist-Realism before in Obama: A Progressive for Progress! Now with Liberal Substance!

At the time, Fairey's folly seemed like a one shot deal. But to a generation historically ignorant of the inner meaning of Soviet Socialist Realism, Fairey's flavor of New Socialist Realism was tasty. It gave him a chip in the Obama game. And with his elevation to Chief-Propagandist-in-Waiting among the Obamaites it would seem that Fairey is on-track to bigger and better things at last.

Just as the Russian Socialist Realists had their Lenin, Stalin, and Mao, Fairey has found his own Big Brother.

Scary portion of a comment at that link:

Fairey's "Change" poster is not "derivative" of Soviet propaganda. It IS Soviet propaganda. It is not ironic. It is earnest. And it is not just for troglodytes. It is for anyone who embraces the pop aesthetic. This poster is, quite simply, self aware. It knows what Soviet propaganda was. It knows Fairey's ironic use of it in the past. It knows its purpose.

Loved this comment:

(Parenthetical entities are MINE)...

“I wanted to make an art piece (piece of what?) of Barack (Hussein) Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the (un)importance of his (non)mission (as Saviour of All Mankind). I believe Obama will (mis)guide (i.e., sell out, destroy, and co-opt) this country to a future where everyone can thrive (and worship at the altar of Iranian, Saudi, and Russian tyranny, especially at the gas pump) and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters (who will eventually "thrive" under slavery, in my world view). I have made (ersatz) art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start (perhaps due to the fact that he was NOT a U.S. Senator when the U.S. Congress voted on the Iraq war, and could NOT have voted for, OR, against it (as a U.S Senator; yes, look it up, you mindless, moronic, Obama myrmidons), is like making art for peace (AT ANY PRICE). I know I have an audience of young (albeit, "dumbed-down" zombies, thanks to the American educational system) art fans and I’m delighted (i.e., all the way to the bank) if I can encourage them to see the (so-called?) merits (just check his Senate voting record) of Barack (Hussein) Obama.”

-Shepard Fairey

Posted by: Dont Tread On Me at July 9, 2008 9:53 PM

Dont Tread On Me's "Parenthetical entities" were quite prophetic!

Hat tips:

American Digest

Poster credit: Commenter "Thief" at American Digest

Title idea credit: Commenter "B Woody" at American Digest


Faultline USA has a review of the documentary "The Obama Deception" and has entitled the post:

Is Obama the Anglo-Elite’s Puppet of Choice?


Here are some questions the video attempts to answer:

Are we in a final phase of a global takeover? - An artificially engineered global bankruptcy? And could it be true?

Was JFK the last real president of the USA? Have all subsequent presidents been mere puppets of international globalist bankers?

Sure seems like it....doesn't it?

Recall my post about Bilderbergers - Devious Corporate Globalist Scheme?


Gerard said...

Thanks for the link and pointing me back at my own commenters.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Gerard,

When I did a Yahoo search for information about the "Obey," "Change," and "Believe" posters, your website forum came up.

Even though the postings were from a year ago, it was uncanny to see how things have turned out with Obama. Many of the fears and worry of people about him then, are now (unfortunately) coming to fruition. Sad...isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!