When I first saw this poster, I was immediately struck by the iconographic quality of the image and immediately recognized the link between it's "language" and that of political poster art from other authoritarian regimes. For me, it was a disturbing association and not one I associated with an attempt to be "cool." I can only imagine the rabid screeching from the left had Governor Sarah Palin or Senator John McCain produced such iconic, Soviet imagery. Below you see an image from the Soviet Union, depicting Lenin in the same artistic style and artistic language as Obama's poster art. Note the similarity in color and composition.
Obama seems to draw leftist radicals to him like flies to fly paper. I encourage you to visit Mr. Fairey's web site. It's an education in and of itself. Mr. Fairey is the creator of a street art movement called "Obey Giant." When you first enter his web site, take note of the imagery in the header. You'll be greeted by the phrase "engineering propaganda" and "Manufacturing Quality Dissent Since 1989." I won't say anymore about Fairey's web site; I don't want to spoil the surprise. Just bear in mind that this is the artist to the savior of us all: Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
The associations inherent in the style of the Obama propaganda posters is patently offensive to anyone educated enough to see and understand. Well, to anyone who isn't a Marxist sympathizer or the sniveling dupe of an authoritarian demagogue. The American public has been trained, through decades of media indoctrination, through the failure of the public school system, to merely act as receptors. The media spoon feeds the public the content it wishes to disseminate and moon-eyed, slack-jawed lemmings receive the programming without the slightest analytical twitch. Obama capitalized on this weakness by creating an image: authoritarian, messianic, and paternal. The obamabots lapped it all up. Never mind that Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and the rest of the world's worst political criminals adopted the same style, tone, and composition for their political imagery and prose.
Fairey is just another radical in a long list of radical fellow travelers that have attached themselves to Obama and to his campaign. What does it mean? It means that the radical Marxist elements of our society smell a kindred and odious emanation from Obama and are drawn to it. What's the old saw? "Birds of a feather flock together." Indeed, the election is over. And, change will surely come. But what sort of change has been brought upon us? What new day has dawned? Why would a presidential candidate accept such a radical, socialist, and authoritarian association in his political poster art? It is a betrayal of our liberties and, at the very least, an indication of an affinity for european socialism. Look at the images and consider the kind of people that Obama has drawn to himself and, if you claim the name of patriot, prepare to defend the constitution from an unprecedented assault.
Click here for an example of Bush bashing from the artist to Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.