Sunday, February 8, 2009

Okay, you want proof...

...that something is seriously screwed up in the Land of the Free?


Shepard Fairey, the man who designed that poster that persuaded Americans that Obama is the New Messiah, has been jailed in Boston for graffiti, the very medium that drew him to everyone's attention in the first place. Without even going near the whole issue of public hypocrisy on the subjects of GRAFFITI and ANARCHISM, one can still make a very strong case that this is a blatant example of the shallowness of Change in America. It's business as usual for the Authoritarians and their corporate masters.

(Nothing Better to Do?) Cops Arrest 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet


Is it coincidence that Fairey, whose work has become synonymous with Progressive causes and who has displayed an amazing flare for turning street art into political action and who, incidentally, is involved in a copyright dispute with Associated Press over the very same Obama image, should be arrested just prior to a triumphant opening of his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art? Or is this yet another instance of "terrorizing by example?"

See for yourself, at his website, the disturbingly radical nature of his work, and its genius:


(Via Obey Giant.)

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