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Follow the Leader by Taaru-Masako Follow the Leader by Taaru-Masako
The same backdrop as "Obey", but wiht different wording. This was my original....
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celticdruid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004   Writer
BEANER!!!!!! that's friggen AWESOME!!!!!! You know i like it you gotta tell me what the sites for the flash shit are.
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American-anachronism Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
Stupid. Arrogent. Ridiculous piece of artwork.

The propaganda you despise is in your own artwork.

AA
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Taaru-Masako Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Well, thank you one and all for the support, and also thank you to the one negative comment, though I would prefer a few more specifics on why it's so ridiculous. As for this...

"The propaganda you despise is in your own artwork."

....I recall that one of the most important lessons of conflict is to fight fire with fire. Either way, the public adores it, and when you have the people on your side....well.....'nuff said.
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American-anachronism Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
It's ridiculous because it implys that anyone who supports Bush is a blind nationalist with unquestioning support of the president.

Don't get me wrong. I'm no Bush fan, but I think it's rediculous that you would suggest that people that support the president are Nazis.

I'm embarassed by the extreme opposition to Bush that people show that gets away from the real concerns people have. It's because of art like this those who oppose Bush are portrayed as radicals and I'm embarrassed to say in many instances the people who support Bush are right.

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Taaru-Masako Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
Getting into a political argument at this point would be senseless, so I won't delve into anything of that nature. I will lend an explanation though.

Who's to say that there AREN'T blind nationalist Bush supporters? Every party has their radicals, and if I wanted I could easily replace Bush's picture with Kerry's and add some aborted babies in the background for the real shock effect. The thing is, moderates don't make good deviations. I can't even begin to think how I would set that up.....

The thing is, though I totally understand that their are moderates who go into a situation and actually WEIGH the pros and the cons of a candidate, I also realize that Bush's add campaign and many of his followers support this kind of blind nationalism. It's this exact unwillingness to actually be a responsible voter and check candidate policy that scares the hell out of me. Perhaps I AM suggesting that Republicans are Nazis (or Romans, from which the salute is derived mind you), but I also hope to stimulate some people into thinking:"Hmmmm, maybe I should read the paper once in a while." As always, you're entitled to your view of this, that's what art is about, and I can see where you're coming from. But the above is my side of the story.....just so you know.

Taaru

"A patriot always questions authority."
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GentlemanFinn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
well +fav not more then that to say :D
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bulimicdemon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
I like this piece a lot.. :)
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quantumpixel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
I really like this one ! It portrays the incessant propaganda that subdues the American populace.

I like the overall concept but what you did to the flag is superb ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The only thing I wish is to stop the comparison with the Drittes Reich. :salute:
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Taaru-Masako Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
Thanks for the comments again. And there's one crucial thing to remember about the party salute, which most people associate with Nazi Germany. The salute was first adopted by the Romans of ancient times, then used by Mussolini and eventually Hitler. So, I'm actually using the Roman example, considering Rome had it's empire as the US does now. Funny how history repeats itself.
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quantumpixel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
History will always repeat itself. We must look in the pages of history to foresight the events to come.

I understand you completely about the elements of your composition. However I have noted a lot of comparison between Bush and Hitler lately and to tell you the truth it perturbs me for the sole reason that Hitler was smart. ;)

Anyway I did not meant it directly to you. Just to state something in general !
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