Monday, August 20, 2007

Street Art: Anti-War or Anti-Troops? ... Upated! 8/25



The latest in the wave of political street 'art' in my area has produced these three figures of blindfolded US Soldiers wearing human skull t-shirts being killed. Are our soldiers wearing skulls and blindfolds because this 'artist' thinks they are all blind killers? Is it anti-war, or anti-troops? Knowing the moonbats around here, it's easy to see.







... UPDATE 8/25: To my great surprise someone painted crosses over each of these horrendous anti-troop figures. You have understand just how lefty looney this neighborhood has become to truly appreciate the idea that someone other than myself cares about our troops being desecrated in this manner. I would love to meet the person who did this and say 'thanks.'



11 Comments:

Blogger BabbaZee said...

Vile degenerate commiestan anti art

August 20, 2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Yesterday, I went into D.C. for a concert at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Signs for the upcoming "anti-war march" were all over the place. Clearly these signs are in violation of the D.C. code for such posters. Of course, lawlessness doesn't matter to the leftard crowd.

Disturbing pictures you've got here. I didn't see anything like them yesterday, but I wasn't traveling any of the back alleys.

August 20, 2007 11:38 AM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

Babbazee,
Degenerate anti-art indeed. They put a lot of effort into this crap.

August 20, 2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

AOW,
These are done by local moonbats.

I've seen their work before. Now they are getting political because it is trendy, otherwise they'd still be putting up the sick porn they usually prefer.

August 20, 2007 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Ernesto Ribeiro said...

THAT’S THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN OF GEORGE W BUSH:


:? He DOESN'T attack Islamism as the real within enemy.




:? Nothing did for stop the islamfascists of ACLU and CAIR destroy Christianism and liberal laws and judges force the students to swallow the Islamic shit in the classrooms.


:? And still allows islamonazists publications which prepare the war on American people disseminated by the Saudi Arabia in libraries of mosques, streets and bookstores for American muslims, preaching the destruction of America with its satanic ideology: anti-American antiChristian, anti-Jewish, misogynistic, jihadist, supremacist.



:? Obvious: Bush family has oil business with the Saudi real family. Can we trust in a leader sharing interests with the enemy?

August 20, 2007 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Skye said...

The unforgivable sin of our President George W. Bush is that the man has cojones when dealing with those that threaten the US - liberals generally lack that crucial bit of anatomy.

I like this display, as it is a rare display of honesty by liberals. They truly hate the military and George Bush and would like to see both dead.

August 21, 2007 10:11 PM  
Anonymous gsc. said...

I think I live in the same neighborhood as you (the name of which I'll omit) and I see the same art almost every day.

I think your interpretation of these images is a little reactionary. I'll share my impressions of it.

For me, the blindfolding of the troops in these renderings says nothing bad about the troops themselves. No one chooses to be blindfolded, and being as soldiers stationed in Iraq are prevented from using certain websites for networking and communication with those of us back home, I don't think it's unfair to say that censorship is a very real thing in the military. Our Lady Justice is also blindfolded-- it's a symbol open to wide interpretation that should not be immediately understood as belittling.

As for the skull, that is an easy one: death. It doesn't mean the soldier is 'evil', it's just a symbol that translates in all languages and cultures as death.

And finally, it's important to note that the vast majority of soldiers stationed in Iraq would like to come home. There are easily google-able statistics indicating this. Divorce and suicide rates are rising, as is the death toll in general. The lives of our bravest are crumbling due to the impossible task they've had assigned to them: bring a repressed and deeply fractured culture to modernity at gunpoint.

I think, at worst, this series of political statements propagates the idea that our soldiers are censored from certain truths, that they are dying, and that they want to come home. In my opinion, the means in which they've shared this message is far more radical that the message itself.

August 27, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

gsc,

Your comments are certainly welcome here, but I disagree. I guess it is up for interpretation, so here's mine.

These figures look more like cynical fashion ads than sympathetic portrayals of our fighting men and women in harm's way.

I think whomever did this is seriously lacking something in their effort to make a point. I've seen other examples of their work that are too perverse to post here, so it's hardly surprising. Apparently I'm not the only one who feels this way as they were painted over within a day.

By the way, divorce and suicide rates among returning WW2, Korea and Vietnam vets also went up.

There have been some successes in Iraq lately, but whether Iraq is an attainable full victory remains to be seen, but let's not depict the members of our Armed Forces this way.

August 27, 2007 12:38 PM  
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July 19, 2009 6:25 PM  
Blogger William said...

From my experience as an art student gsc's interpretation of the symbols in this seems fairly convention and likely. The most obvious symbols are written right on his though "Bring me back" I think those words should make the intent of the piece fairly obvious. I'm not familiar with the artist's other street art but if this seems to have taken a different direction then it should be viewed by itself and not in the context of past works.

July 19, 2009 6:29 PM  
Blogger William said...

From my experience as an art student gsc's interpretation of the symbols in this seems fairly convention and likely. The most obvious symbols are written right on his though "Bring me back" I think those words should make the intent of the piece fairly obvious. I'm not familiar with the artist's other street art but if this seems to have taken a different direction then it should be viewed by itself and not in the context of past works.

July 19, 2009 6:30 PM  

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