Skip to comments.Marine-Artist “Sabo” Attacks Political Correctness
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.
Sabos 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 pastfrom Michelangelo to Picassowho employed visceral emotion and shock-appeal to shake up their culture. One of the most important roles that an artist plays in societypeacefully and silently is to compel his or her contemporaries to reflect.
Unlike some street artists (think the UKs Banksy)who justify defacing public and private property to showcase their artistic viewpointsSabo 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 highsuch as on power linesto ensure they stay up. Many of his posters are defaced or torn down within a matter of hours.
No one is safe from Sabos artistic analysis. Sabo goes after popular Hollywood comedians for their (silent or spoken) support of President Obamas inhumane drone policy. And he goes after those who physically assault gaysas well as the gay lobbyfor 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 hes frustrated by the current administrations 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. Sabos VA Scandal poster depicts the new purple heart as a numbered paper stub similar to what you might get at Target or Walmart when youre 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 whendue to standard VA hospital policyhe 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. Ive 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.
Rap music isn’t “kid friendly” either, not that anyone sees fit to mention it.
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”.
I’d rather see his artwork.
This is the type of “Culture Jamming” we need more of from our side!
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...
The Ted Cruz picture was funny.
Yes, agreed. And really, if anyone doesn’t like it too bad. We NEED to end our reps as old fuddy-duddies.
Looks like Registered’s work.
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.
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”)
yes--i saw it when Sabo first posted them... i think Ted Cruz even signed one for Sabo...
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...