Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Graphic Designer Turned Celebrity is Poster Boy for Intolerance

The guy who created the Obama poster everyone raved about is mad at Barack Obama. Shephard Fairey, pictured here looking like a pouting child, is pissed off that Obama has chosen celebrity pastor and writer of schlock religious pulp, Rick Warren, to deliver the invocation at the inauguration. Warren has said some things that have angered the gay community. And because he chose him to recite a prayer at his inauguration, Obama obviously agrees with Warren's views.

Hey, Shep; I've got an idea:

Why don't we just take all the people who don't think exactly like us and put them on trains to reeducation camps?

Were you not listening to Obama when he was campaigning as a uniter? Was the Hope that everyone would suddenly get along and our differences vanish under the new black president?

Hey, Fairey; you are being as intolerant as you claim Warren to be. Where were you when Obama was branded as a terrorist because he brushed shoulders with some hack radical from the 60s? Where were you when the far right was accusing Obama of thinking just like Jeremiah Wright? I only ask because you are doing the exact same thing now.

It's the fucking invocation - not a cabinet position - not even the benediction, which will be delivered by an 87-year-old black preacher named Joseph Lowery. And I would bet a good sum of cash that you could find things in Lowery's belief system that you don't agree with.

Get over yourself, Fairey. You got the guy you wanted in power, now let him do what he said he was going to do. Just because your Che Guevara rip-off poster got you some press and your own Wikipedia entry doesn't make you the spokesman for a generation.

Who do you think you are? Bono?

Via Animal New York.

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  • Here, Here!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 23, 2008 at 2:56 PM  

  • The reeducation camps aren't as bad as most people think. There's Elton John and melissa Ethridge 24-7 and free Oprah and on Blu Ray. Sensitivity classes are a little long, but we get breaks for Koshi snack bars and soy smoothies, and the ex-NPR host in the tweed and corduroy tells interesting stories, even if he can't keep a tale of going to the grocery under an hour. We're almost used to his pipe smoke smell. Often we break up into groups to practice community organizing skills, which isn't too hard, really. I mean, we're all pretty organized as it is, being in a camp and all. Next week Bill Ayers is coming in to explain how the Chavez education system is a model for an exciting, new anarchist/socialist populace. I'd write more, but our green agenda requires that we generate our own electricity with pedal-generators, and the laptop is heading for sleep time. I am the change I've been waiting for.

    By Anonymous World Citizen, at December 24, 2008 at 8:51 AM  

  • Sounds pretty plush, WC.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at December 24, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

  • Well said, Jetpacks and WC!!

    By Blogger BikerPuppy, at December 24, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

  • WC, you guys on Twitter yet? Just asking.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at December 26, 2008 at 6:25 PM  

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