Monday, June 13, 2005

REPORT ANY UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES....

First, before I go into the complete story of the get.my.art.back./karmakamikazeness of this last week. I have a GRAND WTF??!! that I must share ( with a tip o' de hat to www.bushflash.com for turning me onto it). Let me start by stating sychronistically enough, that a few days ago I was having a discussion with someone about how terribly close, in my opinion, the US (under the current Bush leadership) is coming to becoming a fascist state.

Established and well respected political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt has named 14 characteristics that codify a fascist state. Here are two great links that may enlighten you as to how close we are to living in a fascist state already. Please check these out! You'll need flash for the first one, or if you just wish to read, use the second link.

http://www.bushflash.com/14.html
http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm
So - now here is my Super WTF??!! for the week but first my new WTF image...



And here is the WTF - these new posters are currently to be found on Washington DC and Baltimore Metro trains....



I know that I'm probably going to get all kinds of hateful email labeling me "Un-american" - but I'm sorry, these posters SCREAM WTF??!!! Could this poster look any more Orwellian? How much more FEAR can be squeezed into it? Here is characteristic #7 from Dr. Britt's list mentioned above:

"7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses."

Hmmmm....now re-read that and take a long look at the metro poster....

Whew! - must compose now and move on....
I was going to recant my entire get.my.art.back story that occupied the majority of my time last week - but frankly, I don't want to spend any more energy on it. Let's just say that I came very close to getting burned on about $30,000 worth of my original work - but that I did finally manage to get my art back after leaping through many hoops and with the involvement of my brilliant attorney and the police. I was lucky - many artists are not. Artists - ALWAYS get signed valid inventories for your work!!

2 comments:

Lori-Lyn said...

It's scary as CRAP, isn't it? I really can't think about it for too long at a time, else I start to crave poison Kool-Aid. That poster is unbelievable.
I'm glad you got your art back, though.

anessa said...

ditto what LL said....
That poster scare the crap out of me!!!!
Very Big Brother...

and so glad to hear you have your work back...
great news.