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 biases against his message, I fully expect you to look him up independently to get a clear perspective on his message and intentions.

Some of you are familiar with my writings on Propaganda and Marketing. For those who are not, please follow the links provided and take the time to read some of the articles. I am putting a great deal of time and research into these articles because I believe it is crucial to the future of our country and our culture to promote a conservative movement in the arts. You cannot fully understand the importance of such a movement without historic perspective and an understanding of what the progressives have been working so hard to achieve through art and culture.

Fairey is not the only mainstream artist promoting progressive ideas through his work. He is, however, one of the most successful and easily recognizable. In addition, he is a highly talented artist, which makes his message more readily acceptable and easily absorbed. I do not question his right to freedom of expression; quite the contrary. What I question  is the message itself and its acceptance by our society as not just valid, but defensible by Any Means Necessary.

More importantly, I question Mr. Fairey’s many contradictions of character and hypocrisy of action. Other writers have explored the question of how he can justify becoming wealthy by participating in a capitalist system he considers evil. The defense of playing the system from within is weak at best, given the sheer volume of work he creates (presumably with help from a large crew) and the copious quantities of merchandise he makes available at his shows in high-dollar galleries. His hypocrisy is not the subject of this article, however.

My concern at this stage in the conversation is his clear disdain for a conservative point of view and his dishonesty expressing it, evinced in an artist statement from his web page:

“Many people who are familiar with the sticker find the image itself amusing, recognizing it as nonsensical, and are able to derive straightforward visual pleasure without burdening themselves with an explanation. The PARANOID OR CONSERVATIVE VIEWER however may be confused by the sticker’s persistent presence and condemn it as an underground cult with subversive intentions. Many stickers have been peeled down by people who were annoyed by them, considering them an eye sore and an act of petty vandalism, which is ironic considering the number of commercial graphic images everyone in American society is assaulted with daily.”

This is directly contradictory to other statements expressed on his web page regarding the need to promote  a message through his art. Do not mistake my criticism as a reaction to his views. I actually enjoy learning what the ‘other side’ thinks. It helps me with my own work. I am merely pointing out the fact that you cannot say the Obey campaign means nothing, then later describe it as being the vehicle for a propaganda campaign. Surely, the image has evolved over time from the innocuous to the propaganda tool – that is not the issue. The issue is a clear disdain for those who would criticize the message. Mr. Fairey has no problem criticizing conservatives or their messages – surely he does not consider himself above the fray.

At this point I am organizing my thoughts and processing the information available on Mr. Fairey’s work. While this first article may seem disjunct and not having much point, I ask for your patience. Changing American culture will not happen overnight or without a clear understanding of what needs to change. Please take the time to follow the links provided and get acquainted with some history and ideas that may not be familiar to you. These topics are crucial to your understanding of points in future articles.

Frances Byrd is the National Director of Liberatchik.com. She is also a conservative political artist and blogger. Her art can be viewed at MachinePolitick.com.

What I Learned at CPAC

Conservatives don’t get it. The culture of our country has been under assault by progressives for generations and conservatives don’t get it. There is some kind of disconnect on our side between the understanding that the arts and entertainment industries are destroying our culture and the motivation to become involved in the revitalization of artistic expression. I hate to say I am beginning to think it is willful. There is no excuse for the level of apathy that conservatives feel for the arts. If conservative don’t learn to look at art as something more than an accessory to their sofa and draperies, they can forget about promoting limited government and conservative values to future generations. Facts, graphs and rhetoric are boring and put the listener on the defensive; particularly the younger generations we desperately need on our side.

Although the people I talk to on the street seem interested in getting involved, keeping them motivated after they go home is a challenge that must be overcome. When I go to events like CPAC, I talk to people about the importance of becoming involved in art and culture; and most agree that they see the importance of doing so. However, once they leave they forget all about it; or they just don’t know how to get involved. This is an issue we must address as artists if we are to build support for our efforts to promote America and conservatism. We cannot succeed in a lasting fashion without patronage from the conservative community. This something else that conservatives don’t get.

As soon as you mention patronage, the average conservative jumps to the conclusion that you want a handout from the NEA. First of all, patronage is a term referring to the generosity of an individual on behalf of a person or organization they support. The NEA is a governmental entity that redistributes wealth. The unconstitutional and immoral implications of such actions will be addressed in future articles.

The reason I am bringing this up is because of the response I received when I asked a question of the panel scheduled to discuss “Engaging America Through Conservative Pop Culture” at CPAC.You would think such a panel would discuss how conservatives can get involved in a cultural revolution. You would be wrong. In typical conservative fashion, the panelists told us what is wrong with the entertainment industries because they are dominated by liberals. Tell me something I don’t already know. Conservatives don’t get it. The best the four speakers could come up with was “Get rich and make all the movies your heart desires”.

This statement is disingenuous at best and willfully irresponsible in my opinion. Every person on that stage knows full well that an artist can’t spend their entire life getting rich so they can ‘pay their own way’. Getting rich takes years of hard work, and so does creating good art. There may be exceptions to the rule, but most are not able to sustain two full time jobs indefinitely. Making money as an artist or entertainer also requires a great deal of marketing savvy, being in the right place at the right time, and cultivating lasting relationships with clients. This is why patronage is essential to the arts and it is well past time for conservatives to step up and put their money where their mouth is.

And now, we get to the most annoying part of the entire discussion – fine art was not even mentioned in passing. To pretend that music and movies are the only way to promote ideas is short-sighted and self-serving. If you don’t think Shephard Fairey’s ‘HOPE’ poster made a huge impact on Obama’s image, you need to take some art history classes. It’s no wonder the progressives are dominating the art community and influencing the culture of our nation, virtually unchallenged. Their work conveys a message their target audience can relate to. Most of ours does not. Conservatives don’t get it.

Think about this: simply talking about the problem does not solve the problem. It is time to become active in the culture of America. Take some time to figure out how you can participate. Then get out there and do it. If you don’t know how to get started, check back here. I have much more to say on the subject.

This article was written for Liberatchik.

2011 Art Papers Auction

Earlier this evening, I attended the Art Papers Auction in Atlanta. this is an annual event that raises money for one of the largest promoters of the arts in Atlanta. This is my second year attending the event, which is by invitation only. I am proud to say that my paintings have sold both years above minimum bid.

Rather than post some lengthy review, I will leave you with links to the collection of work for this year’s show and a few of the pieces I found worth sharing. I am happy to say that the quality of the work was far better this year than last. Although there is much to debate regarding the intent of the artists, that is a subject for future posts. At this time, I am sharing things with you based upon aesthetic merit only.

The following paintings are by my friends Jennifer and Alvaro who facilitated my invitation to participate in the show last year.

*The image provided for this piece was taken prior to its completion. A review and photos of the finished piece will be provided shortly.

To view the entire body of works from this year’s show, please visit the Art Papers web site.

This article was written for Liberatchik.

CPAC 2011 Artist: Jared McAnderson

After the defeat of 2008 conservatism effectively had its back against the wall. The major reason for this is the alignment that pop culture and media has with liberalism. Not only do liberals claim a monopoly on the arts that shape our culture, they arrogantly believe conservatives are totally incapable of being their equals. I believe it is this hubris that is forcing conservatives to finally stand up and utilize the arts to promote conservatism in the same way liberals have done on their side for decades.

It was certainly what led to the creation of The Looking Spoon, a site that has served as an outlet for the three things in life, other than God and family, I am most passionate about: politics, humor, and of course art. It is the marriage of these three points of interest in my life that I hope makes it a unique destination in the vast sea of conservative blogs in the blogosphere.

The progress of conservative art has become a growing point of interest to me, because the power of art is unmatched when compared with other modes of public discourse. Its portability makes its message more accessible, repeatable, and therefore more enduring than any other medium. It also inspires the type of self-reflection needed to win hearts and minds in a way debate and argument never can.

Since starting my own journey I’ve come across creative conservatives of all stripes, and it is exciting to see how “not alone” I really am. It is my hope that conservative artists, musicians, filmmakers, and so forth will not only continue to build upon their own outlets, but begin to band together for projects like Liberatchik. Working together is the key to raising awareness so our megaphone becomes a force of nature in a culture that has been hijacked by secularists and “progressives” who attack and marginalize the Judeo-Christian values that have been the strength of the nation since its founding.

I’m proud to be part of this awakening of conservative artists.

You can view more of Jared’s work at The Looking Spoon.

This article was written for Liberatchik.

An Entourage Surpassing the Queen’s

Read this foreign press item because you’ll never see it reported here in the USA!
But you have already read about this in your local newspaper … oh no, you didn’t?
OK then, you saw it on CNN… no?… hmmm.

America Rising Video An Open Letter to Democrats

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine sent me the American Rising video. I posted links everywhere I could think and got ready to write a blog post. When I went back to watch it, it was gone. Happily, it has resurfaced and I am here to give a little review. This video is a fine piece of propaganda. It utilizes many of the principles I have discussed in past articles about the need for Conservative propaganda to countermand the constant stream coming out of DC and Hollywood. Better than that, it is actually good. I have watched it several times in order to make notes for this review and I enjoy it every time. The riveting photo montages are broken up by concise points. The message is clear – the people are sick of the status quo and it’s time for change We can believe in. The addition of inspiring and impactful music sets the tone for what is one of the best pieces of propaganda I have seen in a long time.

I recommend watching it yourself, but here is my synopsis.

America Rising Video An Open Letter to Democrats

On November 4, 2008…We gave you power

In the House.

In the Senate.

And in the Oval.

We voted for Hope. We voted for Change…We trusted you. So we elected you. We regret it.

So in 2010 you will lose big.

No more taxes.

No more spending.

No more socialism.

We tried to warn you, but you wouldn’t listen…

You’re a threat. To our economy. To our Health Care. To our individual liberties.

…Government takeovers. Bailouts. Liberal policies.




We’re BROKE.

+10% unemployment… We’ve had enough. We’re taking our country back. From radicals, leftists and liberals. We’re coming after you.

America Rising.

November 2, 2010.

This article will be cross posted at Liberatchik where I am building the foundation for a Conservative Art Movement.


David Plouffe’s Agenda 2010

In keeping with my belief that Conservatives must know what the opposition is up to, and use it against them, I am going to share my latest email from Organizing for America. I know, you’re asking yourself why on earth did I sign up on that web page. The answer is simple – there is no better way to know your enemy than to get inside their heads. In the spirit of practicing what I preach, I have signed up on several progressive websites, and will continue to share things I think you either need to know or information that will help you fight back effectively. If you’re not willing to give out your email to the other side, I understand. We have plenty of resources of our own that are being utilized with great effect to change the face of politics in America. One of those resources is Anystreet. I hope you will check in at Liberatchik (and join our Facebook Page) periodically, regardless of your level of involvement, and see what the other side is up to. Today, I will share my New Year’s message from Organizing for America  with you.

….we’ll be working hard with President Obama to finish the fight for health insurance reform, put more Americans back to work, and get our economy running strong. We’ll fight to protect consumers and our economy from Wall Street abuses, improve transparency in Washington to elevate the voices of the American people, and create a vibrant, clean energy economy. (I don’t know about you, but I smell a rat!) And we’ll stand up for the President’s allies at the ballot box. (That means paybacks) As we’ve always known, change this big must come from the bottom up…. we want to hear your reflections on our work together …to move forward in the new year…http:??my.barackobama.com/2010Survey

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee…

If you don’t want to follow the link, you can still see what the survey says. I encourage you to go fill it out and ask your friends to do the same. Embrace your deviant side and flood their email with answers they won’t like. After all, they want to hear from the people. If you prefer to remain anonymous in your efforts to take down the beast, please feel free to use the survey information any way you see fit. At the very least, it sheds some light on the issues most important to the progressive agenda. Good luck in your continued fight for Freedom and Limited Government.

What’s Next in 2010

How interested are you in the following issues? (Answers range from very interested to less interested, ranked 1-5)

Creating jobs and strengthening the economy

Ensuring every American has quality, affordable healthcare

Promoting clean energy and green jobs

Reforming our financial and regulatory system

Providing a high-quality education for every American child

Reforming our immigration system

What other issues are you interested in working on?

…How Interested are you in joining OFA’s efforts to:

Help elect candidates in November, 2010 who support President Obama’s agenda for change?

Ensure that folks who voted for the first time in 2008 come back to the polls in 2010?

Register new voters?

Do you plan to vote in the 2010 midterm elections next November?

In what ways would you like to volunteer…

Joining a neighborhood volunteer team in your community

Calling potential supporters from your own home

Going door-to-door in your neighborhood

Making sure people you know are registered to vote

Writing or calling your members of Congress

Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper

Helping out at a local OFA office

Hosting a house party

Any other ways you’d like to volunteer?

How many ways you’d like to volunteer with OFA?

Please share your reflections, concerns, or highlights from the work we did together in 2009, or any other ideas you have for the future of OFA in 2010

All links, emphasis and sarcasm in this article were added by me.

This email will be cross posted at Liberatchik.com

Utilizing Conservative Principles of Propaganda

From the New American Webster Handy College Dictionary, Revised and Expanded Edition: ideas disseminated to support a doctrine
From the American Century Thesaurus: 1. agitprop, disinformation, newspeak, rumors, lies. 2. advertising, promotion, publicity, public relations, puff, fanfare.
From Wikipedia.com: 1. the systemic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause. 2. material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda. 3. propaganda Roman Catholic Church. A division of the Roman Curia that has authority in the matter of preaching the gospel, of establishing the Church in non-Christian countries, and of administering Church missions in territories where there is no properly organized hierarchy.
From Encyclopedia Farlex.com: Systemic spreading… of information or disinformation, … usually to promote a religious or political doctrine with the intention of instilling particular attitudes or responses. As a system of spreading information it was considered a legitimate instrument of government, but became notorious through the deliberate distortion of facts or the publication of falsehoods by totalitarian regimes, notably Nazi Germany.
The word comes from the activities of a special sacred congregation of the Roman Catholic Church…which sought to spread the faith and recruit members.
In the US in the 1980s, the term ‘public diplomacy’ was introduced. Government-sponsored reports and articles were presented to the media as independent sources…
…black propaganda (a pack of lies), grey propaganda (half-truths and distortions), white propaganda (the truth).
Propaganda has been practiced since the earliest times, but modern mass media has made it much easier to appeal to wide domestic and foreign audiences…
You might be wondering why I just put you through so many definitions of the same word – propaganda. It is because I am endeavoring to better understand the term, its use, and the affect it has had on our culture. From there, I want to examine how the government, media, and entertainment industries are using propaganda to influence our points of view. The answers to all of these issues are crucial to our understanding of the opposition and the formation of a reasoned and honest rebuttal. 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.
Ask yourself a couple of questions. How did you form your personal philosophy? What influences led you to the formation of those beliefs? Did you verify facts, or merely accept ideas at face value? Are you even aware of where you got the information, or when you first formed your beliefs? If you cannot answer these questions satisfactorily, it is time for you to do some research. I am not here to change your mind, or convince you that I am right. You must make those decisions for yourself. What I am here to do is accumulate the information I need to better understand how to explain and promote the concept of Liberty, why it is preferable to the nanny state of big government, and how I intend to use my art to spread this message. Finally, I am encouraging all artists who share my views to step up and join the fight.
This is propaganda. I will not lie to you, and you are free to leave at any time. I hope, however, that you will verify my assertions and form your own opinions.
How Can Art Affect Public Perceptions, Opinions and Philosophy?
Art affects people on many levels. First and foremost, it affects the viewer by appealing to their individual aesthetic preferences. We may not know why we like a piece of art, only that it appeals to us. This visual connection may be a result of color, composition, shape, balance and a myriad of other elements, alone or in various combinations. Some work appeals to us merely because it is pretty. Other pieces illicit an emotional reaction. Our attractions vary with our beliefs and personalities, as much as with the merits of the work we are viewing.
The iconic nature of modern graphic design, and its influence on the fine arts, has become a useful and often subtle tool of the modern propagandist. We are so immersed in the realm of digital and printed media, that we are often exposed to ideas and marketing on a subconscious level. In the younger generations, the need to fit in and be considered cool makes their demographic particularly susceptible to an underlying idea or agenda. Good art, skillfully employed, can reduce a complex concept to a simple image that is easily understood and successfully promotes a particular concept or belief. Depending on the subtlety or brazenness of the image, the viewer may not even realize they are looking at anything more complicated than a cool graphic. 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. I am going to focus entirely on the cultural and political aspects of propaganda, particularly on the influence it has on the way people think and act. I believe the influence of ideas and philosophy has the most lasting and significant impact on our culture. Art is, quite possibly, the most affective tool for the dissemination of ideas.
When used by the individual artist, these expressions of philosophy and opinion fall firmly within the realm of free speech. When sponsored by the government, they become manipulative propaganda. Regardless of the intended use of the art in question, the intended outcome of its use, or the projected benefit, it is not an appropriate endeavor for government. There is too much room for abuse and factual inaccuracy or manipulation and insufficient objective scrutiny to maintain unbiased representation. More importantly, government funding of the arts is an inappropriate use of tax money, regardless of its intended use.
How has Art Been Used for Propaganda Purposes?
Prior to WWII, the word propaganda did not necessarily have negative connotations. With the enactment of Joseph Goebbels’ campaign of mass influence and indoctrination, the term became synonymous with State sponsored art. The Nazis used propaganda in many forms, but their use of posters may have had the most lasting effect on the German population. By creating iconographic imagery, easily understood, posted repeatedly in public places, the population of Germany was led to believe things that were often outright lies. This success has led to the subsequent proliferation of political art through modern times.
The reason propaganda came to be viewed as dishonest after WWII, is the way in which it was used by Goebbels. His principles for the use of propaganda advocated the manipulation and censorship of facts. He set very strict terms regarding creation and dissemination of propaganda, and actively limited the kind of information available for release to the public. According to these principles, repetition is vital to the success of a propaganda campaign. Propaganda was to be used to maintain a level of anxiety in the general population in order to make them more amenable to government influence. It appears as though our own government has learned a few things in this regard.
So, how does art come into play? Obviously, the use of graphics requires creative talent. Artists, being some of the more emotional members of society, might very well have a better understanding of how to manipulate others. A well placed graphic, the right splash of color or use of contrast, severe cropping or juxtaposition of opposing objects will easily lead the viewer to form a desired opinion. Some will agree because they already possess the same view, with the added bonus of feeling like part of something larger than themselves. Some will be swayed because they were on the fence about the issue, but now feel like an insider because they are clever enough to ‘get it’. Some will dismiss it as crap because they disagree. Others will be offended because they not only disagree, but see the potential for manipulation of those who don’t have all the facts and will readily accept what they perceive to be popular opinion.
In our current political climate, artists have found their voice and a market for works depicting their own political views. As an individual expression, this is a powerful tool for political activism. Whether or not you agree with the artist, you should be able to respect their right to free speech. When sponsored knowingly and, worse, encouraged by the NEA, it is comparable to the actions of Goebbels. There is no instance where it is appropriate for the government to fund art, particularly that which promotes a specific agenda. When the government or a tax funded agency in their employ embarks on a propaganda campaign, they seldom give voice to the opposition.
As artists, I believe we have a duty and responsibility to put forth an opposing points of view. We need to combat lies and misrepresentations with verifiable facts and expose the treachery of blindly following ‘approved’ ideas and agendas. Because the State has been engaged in this campaign for generations, with the willing participation of their supporters, it is time that those of us who still hold the individual supreme stand up and make our voices heard. We now face a turning point in the history of America, where we can succumb to the whims of the State and willingly accept bondage, or lead the way to a Liberty Revolution with the purpose of restoring America to a Constitutional Republic. Mrs. Pelosi says “Are you serious?”; I say Yes Ma’am, I Am.
As Conservatives, what should we be promoting through our art? Self-reliance, personal responsibility, a return to the principles of individual liberty and limited government. Freedom over tyranny. The challenge will be to create a successful propaganda campaign without compromising our principles to emotional reactions and misrepresentation of facts. We need to play the game as they say, but on our own terms. We must always remain honest and present all of the facts. We must define our principles clearly, then promote them effectively and repeatedly in ways that are quickly and easily understood. This is one of the reasons I am so concerned with getting more artists on board with the Liberatchik project. We have the ability to make a lasting and significant impact in this war of ideas, but our strength will be in our numbers.
Art, regardless of genre, has the ability to reduce complex concepts to easily grasped ideas, raise people and ideas to the status of icons, reach wide audiences through a variety of means; often with the added bonus of creating a spirit of belonging and the perception of empowerment. It is my goal, through my personal art and my efforts here at Liberatchik to promote the ideas of Liberty and individual integrity. I believe that America is a great country and patriotism is not a stigma. There is nothing selfish in taking pride in one’s accomplishments. I hope that America will one day return to a truly free nation, because it has not been so in my lifetime. I want to leave it better than I found it. My art is my tool for shaping that
Conservative Principles of Propaganda
I have already laid out the reasons why Conservatives need to engage in an active campaign to influence American culture. I have given the historical significance and impact of propaganda on the population at large, as well as the ways in which Liberals have subverted our culture and marginalized any opposition within the art and entertainment industries. Finally, I have given examples of the ways in which they have succeeded and the reasons for their success. Now, I am giving you the ammunition to fight back.
The following points are written from the perspective of a painter. However, they can be adapted to work for any genre of art. Musicians would apply the techniques to their lyrics, poets to their verse, filmmakers to their sets and imagery, etc…
Conservative Principles of Propaganda
1. a. Above all else – be honest
b. Back up your assertions with facts – always
2. Build up a positive message as well as shedding light on the tactics of the opposition. People need something positive to encourage them to stay the course, and constant complaining does nothing to change the situation
3. Create Iconography
a. Reduce complex ideas and philosophy to symbols
b. Make imagery memorable
c. Simplify icons for easy reproduction by everyone – they should be reduced to designs that anyone     can copy regardless of skill level and talent, while maintaining the integrity of the image
4. Recruit and Network
a. Use grassroots activism techniques to spread the message and promote your iconography – Anystreet is a good source of tactical information for activism and networking.
b. Involve as many like-minded people as possible, but don’t be pushy. If you approach someone who is not interested, respect their right to disagree.
c. Teach others how to reproduce the icons and use them effectively – this is also a great opportunity for networking and building our own art community.
5. Try to foresee ways in which the opposition will use propaganda techniques to discredit and marginalize our message – be proactive rather than reactive.
6. Do not engage in name calling, emotional exchanges or campaigns in which facts are ignored to boost the effectiveness of your message. This only gives ammo to our detractors.
7. Use verifiable statistics, correct representations of numbers and demographics, and concrete facts to improve general understanding of your message. Many people simply have no idea what we mean by promoting Liberty.
8. a. Repeat themes often, but not to the point over-saturation
b. Use subliminally influential methods to promote ideas through iconography, such as merchandising (posters, t-shirts, etc.)
Our main focus is the promotion of the following philosophy:
*Individuality and Liberty promote a more fair system than collectivism
*Individual judgment and reason is more productive than collective regulation
*We must revoke our sanction of a system that intends to destroy our Liberty and Individuality
Now get out there and raise some hell!
Additional sources of information and articles:

Goebbels’ Principles of Propaganda

The Art of Propaganda

Some of the links provided inspiration for portions of this essay, others are direct sources of historic and philosophical references.
This essay will be cross posted at Liberatchik.com

An Article on the Demoralization of America

I am currently deep into research for an essay on the use of propaganda. The more I read, the more I am convinced we must learn to use this technique to our advantage. It will be a critical tool in the fight to repair our culture.

The following is an excerpt from an article I just read. The author is a friend of mine, who drove me to DC for the 9/12 rally. Among other things, he is a Libertarian blogger with a knack for grasping people’s motives and their manifestations. Please follow the link to read the full piece.

“The process of Critical Theory relies not upon the reasoned advocacy and pragmatic application of worthwhile values; but rather upon the destruction of the values existent within Capitalist Republics for the purpose of undermining the general understanding and appreciation of the rational and moral basis for self-sufficiency, objective law and free market economics.”…

I am planning to post several more articles on the aspects of propaganda and ways in which we can utilize them in an honest and reasoned effort to improve understanding of our point of view as Conservatives. The next installment should be up soon.

Obama Youth
Obama Youth

This is an example of what I am hoping to inspire from Conservative artists in the form of propaganda. The original is a poster design that is now in a private collection with two others that were created for a political art show. The title is Obama Youth and it is based on a WWII Nazi propaganda poster.

This article is cross posted at Liberatchik.com