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Marine-Artist “Sabo” Attacks Political Correctness
Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Katie Kieffer

Posted on 07/07/2014 6:29:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

Former Marine and anonymous street artist “Sabo” uses paint and provocative posters to compel Americans to think outside the box of political correctness.

Sabo is not a “kid-friendly” artist. His art incorporates the middle finger, a topless Wendy Davis “Barbie” doll, and Nancy Pelosi twerking in latex lingerie. But Sabo uses incendiary language and images solely to get Americans to think about hard issues rather than sweeping them away with political correctness.

Sabo’s use of provocative words and images (as seen on his poster of a shirtless, tattooed, and smoking Sen. Ted Cruz) is in the vein of famous artists of the past—from Michelangelo to Picasso—who employed visceral emotion and shock-appeal to shake up their culture. One of the most important roles that an artist plays in society—peacefully and silently— is to compel his or her contemporaries to reflect.

Unlike some street artists (think the UK’s Banksy)—who justify defacing public and private property to showcase their artistic viewpoints—Sabo displays his philosophical artwork via removable posters.

Sabo relies on donations and benefactors to create his work. He hangs his posters up at night by himself or with the help of a driver. He has perfected various techniques for hanging the posters very high—such as on power lines—to ensure they stay up. Many of his posters are defaced or torn down within a matter of hours.

No one is “safe” from Sabo’s artistic analysis. Sabo goes after popular Hollywood comedians for their (silent or spoken) support of President Obama’s inhumane drone policy. And he goes after those who physically assault gays—as well as the gay lobby—for very different reasons.

Sabo is unhappy by the number of Americans who still struggle to find jobs four years into what First Lady Michelle Obama has called a “huge recovery.” Sabo maintains that the promise of “hope” has materialized into “cope.” And he’s frustrated by the current administration’s disrespect for private property through the use of no-knock SWAT attacks.

As a former Marine, Sabo also uses his artwork to speak out in defense of veterans. Sabo’s VA Scandal poster depicts the “new purple heart” as a numbered paper stub similar to what you might get at Target or Walmart when you’re waiting in line to make a return. This particular poster hits a bit too close to home. News broke over July 4th that a veteran died in Albuquerque, NM when—due to standard VA hospital policy—he was forced to wait 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive although staffers could have transported him to the emergency room located just 500 yards away.

Sabo says on his website that one of his overarching goals is to speak to the “young” and “urban” in their own language. Sabo deserves credit for attempting to reform his culture and catalyze discussion rather than simply preaching to the choir. After all, nothing will ever improve in society if we tiptoe around tough issues and pretend that political correctness will stop veterans from dying; foster equality or safeguard our natural rights.

Sabo encourages individuals like you and me to get involved by speaking out, engaging in open-minded discussions and putting forth concrete solutions. I’ve tried to lead by example by using my pen to proffer hope and solutions in my new book, “Let Me Be Clear.” When we each speak out using our unique talents, we will heal our economy and revitalize our culture for the benefit of all.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: vascandal

1 posted on 07/07/2014 6:29:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Rap music isn’t “kid friendly” either, not that anyone sees fit to mention it.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 6:34:43 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Kaslin

In one of my bands, I sing “Johnny B. Goode”. I like to be historically accurate and at gigs sing, “His mamma said that some day you will be a man, and you will be the leader of a negro band”.

Few people even notice it.

In his PC recorded version, it’s a “big ol’ band”.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Kaslin
....and Nancy Pelosi twerking in latex lingerie

TTIWWOP.................

4 posted on 07/07/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,755 threads and 85,088 replies. ..)
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To: Kaslin
Article fails to show any examples of his work. Here it is:


5 posted on 07/07/2014 6:47:05 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Kaslin
I like these Hillary posters he made....


6 posted on 07/07/2014 6:47:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Kaslin
exemplary artwork!


7 posted on 07/07/2014 6:47:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Kaslin

I’d rather see his artwork.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 6:55:02 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
I'd rather see this guy's art work


9 posted on 07/07/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Kaslin

This is the type of “Culture Jamming” we need more of from our side!


10 posted on 07/07/2014 7:22:11 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: huldah1776
I’d rather see his artwork.

exactly! this is incomplete without his artwork... what's with the pic of Michelle? is that his artwork?

i think this article was a self-serving piece so the writer, Katie, could mention her own book, Let Me Be Clear... too obvious...

11 posted on 07/07/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

The Ted Cruz picture was funny.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 7:29:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quizas.)
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To: GraceG

Yes, agreed. And really, if anyone doesn’t like it too bad. We NEED to end our reps as old fuddy-duddies.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 7:35:55 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: GailA

MUCH BETTER!


14 posted on 07/07/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Kaslin

Looks like Registered’s work.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 7:51:39 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: All

We will not take back the country unless we win back the culture.
We HAVE to support young Conservative artists, even tho’ some of their delivery may be a little more abrasive than we are used to.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 7:51:53 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Kaslin

This artist needs to be supported and encouraged by conservatives and then supplied with an army, period. After 3 generations of getting our butts walloped in a LOW INTENSITY CULTURAL CONFLICT, we are finally beginning to learn how to fight this war. (Slaps forehead, rolls eyes, walks off muttering “frickin’ ‘tards”)


17 posted on 07/07/2014 8:25:28 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Tax-chick
The Ted Cruz picture was funny.

yes--i saw it when Sabo first posted them... i think Ted Cruz even signed one for Sabo...

18 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:50 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Maverick68
We will not take back the country unless we win back the culture.

i agree! i think we need conservatives in the movie making business, the arts, more writers... musicians, even journalists, etc... not more pastors... and not to make Christian or religious movies, and not to write Christian or religious books... but to make GOOD movies, write GOOD books, compose GOOD music... i have brought this up here before only to be torn apart... told i am advocating for our conservative children to enter the world of drugs and sex... seriously... we need more Sabos...

19 posted on 07/07/2014 8:40:45 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Maverick68
Good article about him at TheConservativeTreehouse.com


20 posted on 07/07/2014 8:47:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Red Badger
Another good article about him

And another at MinorityReport


21 posted on 07/07/2014 8:52:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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