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Alinsky, Social Justice and a Cultural Revolution

…The old saw goes: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people begin to take it as truth”. Like the raucous caw of a crow, the populist mantra silences the voice of reason…

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Editorial Cartoonist Portrays Ted Cruz as a Clown

…While some members of congress and the conservative media are taking a stand, where is the conservative art community on this issue? You wouldn’t know outside of Ramirez’s and Branco’scartoons because very few are giving a cultural approach a second thought on our side. Nobody with any mass influence, anyway. ..

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The Revolutionary Halo of (Social)Justice

… iconography to represent the progressive movement, their goals, and their tactics. Their means to an end are often unpleasant and go so far as to infringe on the human rights and civil liberties of the very people they are purporting to help. Consider this a revelation, through cultural means, of the true intent of the progressive movement…

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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 […]

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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. …

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Movie Review: Runaway Slave

This powerful documentary by Rev. C.L. Bryant is crucial viewing for those who truly want to change the plight of black Americans and bring an end to the racial divide in our country. Runaway Slave throws into stark contrast the opposing views of entitlement foisted on the black community by LBJ’s Great Society against the […]

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What is Liberatchik?

This article was written for Big Dawg Music Mafia as prep for my radio interview on Friday, January 11 at 9:30pm EST. After realizing that it’s nearly impossible to show conservative political art in galleries, I set about to market myself independently. It would be unfair to say no one has been willing to show […]

Why is Shepard Fairey’s Work Good?

I know this is going to be a hard article for many conservatives to read. It is understandable that an artist who is essentially the poster-child for progressive hypocrisy would be the last person whose work they would consider good. Nor would they expect a conservative art page to say as much. As in so […]

Who is Shepard Fairey?

This article is the first in a series exploring propaganda in general, and the work of Shepard Fairey in particular. I am going to jump right in under the assumption that most here are at least familiar with his Hope painting above, if not with his larger body of work. Because I have some clear […]