[FoRK] The story behind No-bama's Soviet-style iconography

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Sat May 31 13:06:52 PDT 2008


On May 31, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> That dude is a ubiquitous factor in pop culture, bone.  He's far and
> away the dominant "rock" artist of his generation and you've seen his
> stuff many times.  The socialist propaganda theme is a standard for
> him.  He just dropped an obama photo into it and adjusted the color
> palette a bit.

Doesn't change a thing;  we've got a presidential candidate running  
who is using that iconography.  What the hell does THAT say?

> In political terms it's a dog whistle for younger professionals and
> college students.  It signifies that Obama is Cool.

Right.  You make my point for me.  Soviet = badass = cool = we're in  
big trouble.

jb



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