Wednesday, September 23, 2009

McCarthyism today...























Download the full size poster at the links below:

Zshare
http://www.zshare.net/download/660276429bb14338/

Media Fire
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=a75d98a2336013c28ef1259ff1b60e81e04e75f6e8ebb871


Fight Beck! Free Download ! Pass it on!

37 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see this in my part of the city!

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  2. I knew there had to be a good response to this madness.

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  3. I would have downloaded it if it weren't for the SS in it. Is McCarthyism really at all comparable to Nazism and the SS?

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  4. I love the idea, this is SO true. But the zip file download does NOT work, comes up as an empty file when I go to extract...

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  5. PS. The 'Zshare' link does work. It is the 'media fire' link that does NOT.

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  6. Both links are now working.

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  7. Why are there two s's in McCarthyis(s)m?

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  8. This is one great poster. I like how McCarthy is in the background just watching.

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  9. Is that Bill O'Rielly in the background?

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  10. To those of you scratching your head about the SS, I suspect it is a sarcastic reference to the Nazi SS. Especially since I think it was Glenn "Amway is a way of life" Beck who invoked the Nazi reference in regard to our current administration... http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5738-St-Louis-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m8d6-Video--Glenn-Beck-makes-unfounded-connection-between-health-care-reform-and-Nazi-eugenics

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  11. Beck has invoked the Nazis more than once. He compared Al Gore to Joseph Goebbels and drug dealers, and added "The government and its friends are indoctrinating our children for the control of their minds."

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  12. Love thisposter...so true, yet so sad. I just wrote a blog regarding this A-hole. www.kevinisranting.blogspot.com

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  13. You statists are pathetic. McCarthy used and abused the power of the government to do his dirty work. Beck is a private citizen making a strong and credible case against the Obama administration that you are free to accept or reject. There's no comparison. Unless you want no dissension at all and advocate growing, unchecked government power. You fools are losing the argument.

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  14. Beck making a strong and credible case? Are you serious? He's obviously using the same tactics McCarthy did such as making outlandish false claims and fear mongering to stir up hate and prejudice from within. Just because hes not in government doesn't make his McCarthy-esque witch hunts any less damaging, especially when he's afforded such a large audience thanks to Rupert Murdoch and Faux. No one is saying that dissension should not be allowed, but the stuff coming out of this guys mouth is plain false, dangerous and incites hate. The poster says it all, in a great tongue in cheek sort of way. My only concern is that it might go over the heads of those people who consider Faux to be real news.

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  15. -Shepard
    How about you stick to your mindless efforts of art work! Leave the politics up to someone who cares enough to understand.
    I hate the way you use the influence you've gained to promote your political ignorance. There are many young minds that are watching you. Many of which don't even know your story. You were just a lucky propaganda gorilla. Had it not been for guys like Steve giving you a licensing deal you'd still be printing your own shirts and leading a movement of what you would call revolutionist. But what the law would call criminals. Its fantastic that such a foolish man can deface public property all over America by influence but cant see that money rules everything. And your boy Obama is just a smiling face at the front of a terrible "world view" system he chooses to adopt! He's no more guilty than the past presidents though. Abraham lincoln said that his fear was that one day the US would be run by large bankers. Hello wall street. A privately owned bank that most of America thinks is owned by the government. I also am a designer and owner in the industry and am sick and tired of your propaganda! Your position of influence is leading young minds into foolish world views that will ultimately lead them to be victims of the system you are promoting in your ignorance. Maybe its because it worked for you??? you know having other people run a company through a licensing deal while you pretend to the public that its all Shepard. And secretly behind the scenes someone else is calling the shots! It makes perfect sense now! you think that because it worked for you its ok for the US government. Well I wont stand for it any more. Get ready to start seeing some counter designs. You've gone to far! I will start to release counter political designs. Designs of truth!! not propaganda or opinion! The best thing is that this generation can always seek out truth, and find it thanks to this lovely internet. I dare you readers to do your own research. The truth will find its way to you! Don't let them tell you what you can and cant do!! Remember guys this is a Republic (look it up I dare you). This is not a Democracy Where the majority wins. And this government was established FOR the people and BY the people! YOU THE READER are in charge. WE just have to say enough is enough. Did you know that every person in America owes the us Government over 39,000 because of our national Debt( yeah that includes kids too.). And guess what...In this presidential term we just nearly doubled what it was last year. Hello big Bankers!!! That is why they say its our children's debt. Because by the time Shepard and myself get old and die you will still be paying back the bank for this debt. Its time for the youth of America to wake up and not just follow an artist who has NO CLUE what he talking about...ps You wont have to look far to figure out who wrote this... you'll see my counter designs soon enough... until then..just see if "OBEY" is brave enough to leave this post up.... Lets

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  16. REVISION>>>Im sorry in my previous post I wrote" hello wall street". That was a mistake. It should have read hello Federal Reserve. Thank you

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  17. wow. intense counterpost there. I'm happy to see this poster is actually inspiring both sides of the coin.

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  18. "Counter Poster"
    I would like to hear your thoughts on the Bush administration and the U.S. foreign policy as well. Can't wait to see that counter poster. Good luck

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  19. Beck has revealed to the world the financial hijinx of the jug-eared bagman from Chicago and his crooked cronies. Of course you would like to give him the Saul Alinsky treatment! Too bad it won't wash this time. Let's get out our white doctor's lab coats and make a presentation for the left...ahahahahahaha. Dear leader is really a hollow suit, stumbling around the fuselage of his fave toy. Keep the change.

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  20. Shepard you take life too seriously man.... One little poster doesn't just make someone automatically agree with the political statement. If this is the way Obey feels then they have the right to practice freedom of speech. Take your counter posters and shove them up your ass

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  21. I dont think you meant to address shepard in that last post. Shepard is obey. Obviously shepards art is not mindless. If this so called designer and his/her "counter poster" is half as witty and mindful I would be very impressed.

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  22. I AM THE COUNTER POST GUY... WHY DONT YOU WAIT TO SEE WHAT WE COME UP WITH....YOULL BE PLENTY IMPRESSED.. FOR THE RECORD THOUGH I AM NOT AGAINST OBAMA. BUT AM VERY OPPOSED TO THE INFLUENCE THAT IS ABLE TO BE YIELDED THROUGH HIS POSITION. . BUT I DONT BLAME HIM BECAUSE HIS CURRENT WORLD VIEW AND PHILOSOPHY ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE A MAN OR WOMEN OF ANY INTELLECT. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF HIS UNDERSTANDING ARE STACKED AGAINST REALITY. HIS GREAT INFLUENCES ARE FAR MORE EDUCATED THEN HIM IN THEIR FIELDS, THUS HE YEILDS TO.... BUT REMEMBER HE HAS TO DEAL WITH THE WORLD ON A GEAR SCALE. WE DEAL WITH THE WORLD AS THE TEETH OF THOSE GEARS. REMEMBER THAT POVERTY IS JUST A CASUALTY IN THE WAR OF ECONOMICS. BUT THIS IS WHY WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEBATE, NOT NEGATE.
    FOR THE RECORD I WAS A FAN OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. UNTIL I REALIZED THAT I JUST LIKE SO MANY WERE WRONG. THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT RUN THIS COUNTRY!! I WAS BLINDED AT THE TIME JUST AS SO MANY ARE NOW. WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHO REALLY RUNS THIS NATION THE ADMINISTRATION IN OFFICE REALLY DOESNT MATTER. MOST AMERICANS ARE FOOLED BY THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS OF LITTLE CONTROVERSIAL BILLS. SOME ARE LED TO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE WINNING WHILE OTHERS THINK THEY ARE LOOSING. AND WE FOOLISHLY ARE LED DOWN THAT FOX TRAIL EVERY 4 YEARS AS THE LARGE MONEY DOES WHAT EVER IT WANTS. AS LONG AS THEIR MAN IS AT THE HEAD OF THE OVAL TABLE.
    I DARE YOU READERS TO GO LOOK UP THE STORY OF THE CHANDLERS OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES TO ALOT OF INFLUENTIAL TRUTHS.
    FOR THE RECORD I AM NOT CONSPIRACY THEORISTS. ALTHOUGH 4 YEARS AGO I WOULD HAVE READ MY OWN BLOG HERE AND TOLD MYSELF TO GET A LIFE. BUT I DID SOME GROWING UP. AND CARED TO KNOW. LADIES AND GENTLEMAN IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS IF YOUR IN A FERRARI TRAVELING TOWARDS A HAIR PIN TURN AT 120MPH. GET THE POINT. SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. IT WAS JUST AS HUNGRY FOR GREATER WEALTH AND POWER AS THE OBAMA ADMIN IS. AND THE SAD THING IS THAT BOTH OF THEM COULD PROBABLY PASS A LIE DETECTOR TEST THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY DID OR ARE DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY. BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED BIG MONEY RUNS IT ALL. NOW THINK OF THIS AGAIN POVERTY IS JUST A CASUALTY OF ECONOMICS. AND IN THE WAR BETWEEN LARGE MONEY AND DIFFERENT AGENDAS WE ARE ONLY BUT A CASUALTY. AND CASUALTY IS A PART OF EVERY WAR. I REFUSE TO BE A STATISTICAL CASUALTY, OR TO LET YOU BE EITHER... I WILL FIGHT BACK

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  23. Counter Post Guy: That great big button to the left of your left pinkie on the keyboard is the "Caps Lock" button. I'm sure you left yours accidentally 'on.' It makes you look like a raving lunatic, and I'm sure it doesn't reflect the real you.

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  24. I do apologize for the improper etiquette. It was not typed to make it seem as if i were screaming. I was in a rush when typing.

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  25. Counter Post Guy: Any chance we can actually see some of your work? Even if you upload it anonymously somewhere? I'm a designer myself and you seem to be decently informed on these issues (even if I don't agree with you on everything, which is ok) so I'm just really interested in checking out some of your art. Would be good to get another perspective on your view other than a few rushed, impassioned posts.

    (Sorry if that sounded condescending at all, like yourself I'm just in a rush so i can't write this as well as I would like)

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  26. In one week I will begin to launch my counter posts! We are preparing as I type to launch an add( grass roots style by posting bills from so cal to nor cal) in one week! hopefully everyone is ready...lol ... in addition I will not be anonymous. So I will release my site to oppose these single minded views....ps holla back Sheppard.....until then....

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  27. For the record I am not just the anti Shepard. In fact I support many of the humanitarian efforts he does, and really obey use to be my favorite line. Until shepard fell of the anti government wagon and landed right smack in the middle of Promote heavy left wing. Heres the danger with my dear friend Shepards OBEY GIANT.>>>>Shepard.... your no longer a movement your an old following and any time you go from movement to following you've lost your authenticity and traded it for a seat somewhere...like the smithsonian... I will take my face to your face...look for me there...until then ill see you on the wall...
    r.....m

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  28. Poor "counter poster". If you really knew anything about posters, art in general or OBEY you would know Shepard doesn't have anything to do with this poster movement(which kicks ass by the way) other than posting the link on his site. Shepard obviously didn't create this poster or the art. Goes to show how Beck can inspire certain people to go on long self righteous rants before doing any real research. That's not something that really matters to these Beck heads. Or maybe, just maybe, this "counter poster"is SO much like Beck that he's consciously decided to ignore the facts in order to shamelessly promote himself as a counter poster to one of the most influential artists of this generation, Shepard Fairey! Although I doubt this "counter poster" has the intellect to pull that sort of thing off.

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  29. Hey brilliant assumption....Your right I have NO clue what the facts are. Now you tell me how many designers obey has and Ill tell you his name, and it aint Shepard. Maybe you should do a little research....
    Now am I to believe that your saying Shepard is a sort of "DON"? All hands off? And by the way heres a little thought exercise. If Shepard, being the face and icon of the FOLLOWING, doesnt have anything to do with the posters than George Bush had nothing to do with the Gulf War.(Your welcome.)
    And am I to believe that Shepard created his baby to just hand it away? But still chooses to use it as his platform? You of course wouldn't know anything about this though..... Do us all a favor and have a thinking relay before you take a run on your next post....
    r.....m

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  30. Poor "Counter poster", Let's put this in more simple words for you to understand, this is not an OBEY/Shepard poster AT ALL. Nowhere does it have shepards logos or icons or has he claimed responsibility for it. All he did was post the news on his site. By the way it's spelled "YOU'RE WELCOME. Oh, and your comparison of Fairey's influence in the art world to bush seniors gulf war is a great example of how your grasp of the complexities of history and politics is extremely limited.

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  31. My philosophy was to make two points simple minded one. One to show that I my opposition is non bias to political parties. Two to show your point was weak. In addition we are not talking about the art world now are we. We are talking about the "streets" and influence. ( I would probably have to explain this to you and this is why were done) So maybe your scholastic knowledge of politics my be greater than another. More than likely not. But your ability to comprehend is definitely limited. You obviously see this from your point of view with a solid bias only looking to continually attack the writer opposite of the post from you.( as you could see from ALL of your posts) Rather than dealing with the content you would rather talk about my " misunderstandings " and miss spellings! In fact in an earlier post you called me a Glenn beck head. Even though I haven't endorsed or even spoke of Glenn beck in one of my posts.
    And for the record when I call out Shepard I call out his following. You would know that if you cared to read all of the posts. So stop running around the issue that this is endorsed by your boy Shepard. Eralier you would said " . If you really knew anything about posters, art in general or OBEY you would know Shepard doesn't have anything to do with this poster movement".
    I beg to differ...
    "Check out this link. It calls Glenn Beck out as the fear tactician he really is. He appeals to the worst in people and the worst people. Pass it down".
    -Shepard
    Pass it down he says... Looks like your case is solid. Seems like all he wants his FOLLOWING to do is pass it down. That by definition, and personal statement from his site would be considered " something to do with this poster movement"! since the very thing he wants passed down is the POSTER!!!
    Oh yeah I left a few misspelled words in this one for you to since your more interested in word searches.

    r.....m

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  32. Poor "counter poster" just so you know most people dont need to do word searches to use the correct selling of your vs you're. Anyways, I used the term Beck head because in your case this poster was the last straw in order for you to start your little "counter poster" campaign. If you would like to test my comprehension I would like you to explain how bush seniors influence on the gulf war is equal to shep's influence on the streets. I think many people here might find your view very interesting. If you want to debate the validity of this poster then here is my take on it. Beck is a dangerous/crazy person who should not have any airtime on TV. He takes advantage of people who dont know better for his own gain which in my definition is morally corrupt. His scare tactics inspire people to do terrible things and live in fear. I am not biased to any party or to any one. I do feel bad though for people who take this guys becks oppinion on politics as anything but entertainement. This poster makes a great statement about how beck has invoked both the nazi's and communists as a perfectly acceptable comaprison to people who are just trying to help america out of very dire circumstances. I am not saying Obama and his administration's ideas are perfect at all, but if people feel the need to tear down a persons ideas without offering any thing better, solely for political gain then those are the real un-americans. In closing if you really love this country and dont want to be a statistic, then I sincerely can't wait to see your posters.

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  33. Counter poster guy: Even if you dont like what Shepard is doing, do you honestly believe he is doing more harm than the people he is singling out with his work?

    I personally think you are wasting time doing a negative attacking campaign against OBEY, when instead you could be doing a positive one that actually inspires some kinda of meaniful change in people rather than further adding to the hatred f*ckfest that is Left vs Right.

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  34. To Mike: The propagation of anti-communist rhetoric and permeation of paranoia of the "far left" while promoting "traditional values" and using communism as a scapegoat isn't related to the SS? Hitler was a master at doing just that.

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  35. to Counter Poster guy:

    First off, you got a nickname in record time, bravo.

    Second, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Third, (This is a new point, but imagine me still laughing regardless...) Umm...I've followed Shepard's work for a LONG time and have a thorough understanding of his ideas, philosophy and intelligence...and from what you appear to understand of him...how can you possibly speak of ignorance??? (laughing grows more intense here). I mean really...? statements like "Americans shouldn't just be following this artist..." First off (here we go with the points again), umm, how is that his fault? and second...no one is blindly following Mr. Fairey for political direction...OBEY GIANT is not built on doctrine...its built on nothing at all and that’s its purpose...though I struggle not, I can indeed imagine how it would be hard to comprehend this phenomenon - but I'm only 17, all I know is that fanatical, psychotic, rambling, babblers like yourself are what creates problems in these kind of blog forums. Instead of an intelligent discussion about the artwork and its meanings...we're all striving to get in on our persecution of you (to which I have just fallen victim).

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  36. Still haven't seen a link to counter-poster's posters.

    Maybe he doesn't really care.

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