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

silky michaelslists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 16:08:03 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> BTW, the analogies of the Obama poster to e.g. Joy Division, New Order, The
> Residents, and Laibach all underscore another point about the co-evolving
> relationship between public and politics in general, Obama in particular:
>  Obama as artistic expression, a context-free icon, a rock star;  election
> as performance art, change as lyrical theme in support of the melody, no
> substance.  We have finally fully transitioned to the age of Rock Politics.
>  It matters not what the underlying policies or ideology may be, it's all
> about who can be the coolest, the hippest, the most in-your-face
> anti-establishment.  President as rebel, never mind the cause.
> This concerns me greatly.


natural progression of the stupid political systems we have.

would you prefer that we favour the boring/uninteresting conservative
types? there's a different party for that.

> jb


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