Apparently “Obama for America is seeking poster submissions from
artists across the country illustrating why we support President
Obama’s plan to create jobs now, and why we’ll re-elect him to continue
fighting for jobs for the next four years.”
Andy Rutledge has an excellent post on Designers as Pawns and Useful Idiots
that starts with the headline: “Attention Designers: President Barack
Obama wants to hire* you! Get to work now making propaganda posters for
the U.S. government and get paid…nothing! I know this sounds like
unpaid spec work—and it is—but this is not about you. It’s about the
important people: the people in the government!”
If you’re going to do the responsible thing and forego your profit in exchange for engaging in
class warfarecommunity service, I believe that it’s best to say what you mean. Yes, yes, I know that the SEIU has already approved some candidate slogans, but these stop short of being direct and factual. Let’s not mince words. Try these on for size in your propaganda posters:
- Let’s tax our way to prosperity!
- You won’t have to march on Wall Street when government has all the money!
- We’re running out of other people’s money! Help us take more!
- Redistribution! What we lose in bureaucratic waste, we make up for in volume!
- Money: Why earn it when you can just get the government to steal it for you?
- Union Rights! What’s ours is ours and what’s yours is ours.
- One nation, under
Godgovernment unions. With equality and service for all.
That’s better. If you’re going to say something, say what you mean.
Apparently all creative types are not robot-Lefties.