Friday, February 17, 2012

Wingnut "Art"

Found this tonight and had to post it. More commentary later, perchance, but for now browse the gallery and come to your own conclusions...

Edit by Jonathan: Disagree with this man's politics, but he is a hell of a painter.

Another edit by Jonathan: There are a few things i'd like to review in his paintings:

First - in "The Forgotten Man", the are many bills on the floor, one of them being the Social Security Act of 1935, in which the artists says that SS was "a pyramid scheme from the start" taking away money from the younger, working generation to the older generation. OMG! Why are we giving money to seniors who are way past their prime to work? We shouldn't be giving them a dime...we should be telling these lazy, old bastards to keep working, or be prepared to send them off on a block of ice to starve and die! From the same painting, the man talks about Reagan as if he were the 2nd coming of Christ himself. Nevermind the man's economic policies set in motion 30 years of handing out tax breaks to the very rich helped create a widening gap between rich and poor, ignored the AIDS epidemic, and aided "freedom fighters" like the Contras and the mujaheddin that eventually came back to bite us in the ass. Nope, the man was a saint!

Now, onto "One Nation Under God". The symbol is showing the Messiah holding the U.S. Constitution; the symbolism highlighted on the page states the following, "Inspired of God, and created by God-fearing, patriotic Americans." I don't know how many times I have to spell this out, but i'll say it again: These men may have been "God-fearing" patriots, but they also had the sense to realize that their religious beliefs should not be shoved down the throats of others, fearing that they would trade one oppressive state religion for another. It's the reason why the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the 1st Amendment were written.

Oh, and I found this as well: make of this what you will.


Count Istvan said...

I've seen it before. The teabags live in their own separate world. Many on twitter still cling to the belief that Rick Perry will be President.

Count Istvan said...

Don't believe me?

Beverly Chapman @BeverlyChapman4

@CPACnews Draft Rick Perry for President. Then we will be unified! Stop insisting on unelectable candidates!

Count Istvan said...

I was going to leave a comment on his blog but I'd rather laugh at him over here.

et said...

Have to agree with Jonathan - this guy has talent. I'm sorry to see it being channeled in this direction, however; hence, the post.

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