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Solution to Public Funding #1: Private Patronage

The ideology is only half the message. There also needs to be a return to quality aesthetics and merit-based criteria when discussing art. A good ole boys’ club of conservative ideology at the expense of the quality of the art is not the solution.

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Punk Rock Didn’t Need Our Money, Nor Should Other Artists

  My third article is up at Big Hollywood and there is a rather lively discussion going, with issues from both sides of the political spectrum popping up. I hope you will take a minute to read and participate in the discussion. Public funding of the arts has propped up a culture of elitism and […]

Exorcising Conservative Thought

Conservative Artists Should Stick It to the (Liberal) Man

It has become a popular mantra of progressives to claim that conservatives are unable to contribute in any meaningful way to art or entertainment in America.

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Conservatives Can’t be Creative

In the words of my friend and partner at Liberatchik, Christopher Cook, “Human liberty and natural rights are an unstoppable force: as long as there are humans, we will yearn for liberty. A movement [to express this yearning] is building now, and art will be a part of it. The statists can delay it, but they cannot stop it. Their time is coming to an end.” I am looking forward to being a voice for this movement and I hope you are as well….

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How Conservative Artists Can Use New Media, Work Around Liberal Critics

…I still get confused looks and criticism for labeling myself as a conservative political artist a decade after making the decision to combine my passion for politics with my art….

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Dinner with Band of Mothers Founder Bev Perlson

One of the great honors I had at CPAC this year was to have dinner with Bev and some of our Wounded Warriors in DC. Below is the article she wrote about the evening:

Obama vs Liberty #1

How Can Art Affect Public Perceptions, Opinions and Philosophy?

…Subtle works of art are often more successful because the message they are promoting goes unnoticed on a conscious level. In this way, ideas are perceived as truth without questioning motives, availability of facts, or opposing points of view. The success of this type of propaganda is increased by repetition which serves to reinforce the formation of the desired opinion. …

Occupy Unmasked the Movie

Occupy Unmasked and the Culture of Violence

Occupy Unmasked, as many of you know, is a film by Stephen K. Bannon and Andrew Breitbart. The first thing I have to say about the film is that it made me physically nauseous. The second is that you need to watch it. You need to understand how much the Left hates us and you need to understand that they are only concerned with tearing us down. They do NOT have a solution or an alternative to our system or beliefs.

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Utilizing Conservative Principles of Propaganda

As a political artist, I well understand the power of a strong and succinct image, that, through repetition, becomes an influential icon. In this way, the arts have become one of the most powerful influences on the American people and culture, with few of us aware of how it happened.

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The Conservative Artist’s Handbook

This handbook was originally written during the development of Liberatchik. I am posting it here as part of a series of articles leading up to CPAC 2013. (Co-Author Christopher Cook)