Although almost half of the US is still under the spell of this Administration and its deception/brainwashing, there are still many others who have seen through the lies from Day One, or should I say 9-1-1, and are more than ready for change. The unfortunate thing is, though, that big money and the fat (white) cats who control it have the Power, making it hard to cause change.
This brings me back to art.
There is a Website I found about 3 years ago that deals with and addresses the many facets of war messaging in these modern times using the style of the propaganda posters from the '40s and '50s (well, most of them). The messages are clear, somewhat ironic, and tell the truth of what really is going on these days. I went back to the site and saw that the posters and other 'collectibles' are still being designed and can be purchased (or not). You can start from the beginning and check out all of the posters, jump to the newest posters, and even read the Hate Mail. (It's always funny to me how, just because we question the war or the methods involved surrounding it, we're not supporting the troops.)
The artist, Micah Wright, became interested in propaganda posters, and ultimately anti-war posters, after this mess started in 2001. His art is great! Open your mind, even a little, a think of the messages these posters contain.
Enough of my rant, let's see some art:
There you have it. The 475-odd posters and related messages are pretty powerful and thought-provoking. That's what art and freedom of expression are all about it. It doesn't mean that we're un-patriotic or un-American - just the opposite, in my view. It's just too bad that we're still expressing this sort of message some 5 years later.
Thank you for allowing me to express my anger and get this out.