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Posted on 04/23/2008 7:53:51 PM PDT by Dajjal
"Does pro-Obama creativity say more about the candidate or his fans?"
Well, the New York Times asked the question, so it must be worthy to print and all that.
Does the fact that Obama's official poster-maker loves Stalin and Mao say something about Obama, or just Obama's fans?
New York Times Magazine (p.27)
April 13, 2008
The Art Of Politics
Does pro-Obama creativity say more about the candidate or his fans?
by Rob Walker
Whether or not Barack Obama would make a good president, its clear that he makes an excellent muse. Its hard to think of a political candidate in recent memory who has, in real time, inspired so much creativity, exercised free of charge and for the campaigns benefit. Perhaps this suggests something about Obama or maybe it suggests something about his supporters.
... One of the most prominent is ... the Los Angeles artist Shepard Fairey in January.... Fairey made a brief statement ... noting his great conviction that Barack Obama should be the next President. Poster sales, he added, would underwrite a large statewide poster campaign.
In addition to popping up on many streets, the image later made its way onto a T-shirt, created in collaboration with the San Francisco street-wear brand Upper Playground and apparently onto the radar of the Obama campaign. The candidate himself sent a thank-you note, and his campaign had Fairey create a new poster that became the inaugural offering in an Artists for Obama section of the barackobama.com online store. Fairey told Creativity Online that while he has been politically active, theres something new in the enthusiasm he now professes to feel. I just thought it was time to stick my neck out, he said....
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Wow. That’s a real eye-opening article about Fairey. The article is a bit lefty (a lot really), but seeing beyond that, it’s clear that Fairey is a grade-a plagiarist. The author suggests that he’s actually mocking leftists by expropriating their images, but I dunno.
I’m going to pop a few of these posters along with the Obama support letter to some local businesses and public offices. This will raise eye brows!
There are plenty of them on Clintoon's side. Especially, Hillary.
More proof that Obama is a moron!
From the plagiarism article, last line:
“If carefully examined, the rebellious patina and ersatz activism of Shepard Faireys art gives way to reveal little in the way of political imagination. Ultimately his work is the very embodiment of “radical chic”, bereft of historical memory and offering only feeble gestures, babbling incoherencies, and obscurantism as a challenge to the deplorable state of the world. Such an artist cannot provide us with a critical assessment of where we stand today”
I cannot think of a better description of Obama himself. While I cannot sympathize with the lefitst sympathies of the author critquing Fairey, I only hope this merely epitomizes Obama as well. In other words, I hope he is a fake, like Fairey, and not the real thing, a real Manchurian Candidate.
Obama’s Official Blogger: A Hardcore Marxist
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 8:45:59 am PST
Barack Obamas official campaign blogger, Sam Graham-Felsen, is a hardcore Marxistand even leftists like this are disturbed by his presence on the campaign staff: Sam Graham-Felsen stands for what?
UPDATE at 4/23/08 10:28:55 am:
Heres an article by Sam Graham-Felsen at the Harvard Crimson, expressing his admiration for anti-American academic Noam Chomsky, and advising him to tone down the extreme rhetoric in order to trick the unwashed masses into following along: Chomskys Choice.
Thanks for the ping!
[More proof that Obama is a moron!]
Hey devolve!! Maybe Obama will like some of OUR graphics and we can get paid, lolol.
If he knew who we are and where we are his little creeps would stop by for a visit I think!
Thanks Enchante, 459 comments so I’ll wait till tomorrow to browse, lol.
I guess only ‘we’ on the internet really are aware of all this stuff as it sure isn’t in the newspaper for the general public to see!!
There are none so blind as those who will not see.
Infidel ping. Just something else taken out of context I guess. A misunderstanding.
Not bagels either!
I’m waiting to see both Obamas totally destroyed!
Michelle says “America only gets once chance to elect her Messiah”!
I saw a bumper sticker the other day:
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“Barack the Vote ‘08”.
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