reply to post by SLAYER69
I see a political statement and nothing racist about the portrait.
Then again I've stood up against many bigots in my lifetime and befriended many black people.
I have a low threshold of tolerance for bigots, racists, and idiots.
Skin color is nothing but pigmentation, societal upbringing, and life through happenstance.
Racism : Self-Empowerment or Being an Ignorant Bully, and Suppressing Freedom
A person, black, white, red, has a choice to make in how they live their lives.
Just as the person who befriends them or hates them has a choice to make.
To either see this person or that person as good or evil.
As well to either continue a positive pattern or negative pattern through upbringing and belief systems.
If you're raised to not see color as an issue this can change over a lifetime, I've seen it in others.
If you're raised to see color as an issue this can change over a lifetime, I'v seen it in others.
Part of it is social conditioning through family, school, work, part of it is personal choice, another part of it is if you realize or not you can
change your own perception based upon free will, and whether peer pressure affects you or not, and whether this influences you or not through your own
ability to comprehend you own individuated impact upon society through each of your own actions, thoughts, and choices.
Now, that is my thought on the painting, but it is however not all I think about it.
The intent of the artist is unclear because I know nothing about the person at all.
Was their intent racist?
Of this I have zero inclination.
Are they politically active?
Of this I have zero inclination.
Were they trying to portray a message through a historical reference to the Founding Fathers
to our current President?
But the tone, the intent, and as well the upbringing of the artist all comes into play.
I can understand a painting and or message and agree and or disagree with it despite the intent of the messenger.
I also have the ability to make my own thoughts without a predjudice of someone else despite their intent to influence myself and or others, just as
much as I have the ability to go completely against the flow of the lemmings, and or go with the flow with the crowd, so to myself the painting is
nothing but a painting, with a political message about the economy being screwed due to our current President but I also remember former President
Bush started this crap and began screwing us and Obama is only continuinig Corporate America's agenda towards collapsing our economy, without caring
how it will affect our daily lives and the rest of this countries future.
As well I figured out after decades of searching there is no such thing as the New World Order
New World Order : There Is No Such Thing, Architect's of Lies, They Created A Phantom
It is a ghost created by politicians, world leaders, and men of finance to make you chase your tail.
And as well to waste your time trying to stop it through hunting it down.
Because my friends you are the "New World Order" they have set you against yourselves.
If you believe in this farce, the "New World Order", you are fighting yourself.
If you speak of picking up guns you give Government the power they have no right to.
To take them away.
If you speak of overthrow through violence you give the Government power they have no right to.
To put you in jail like the men of Hutaree
and other militias.
If you speak towards a point of conspiracy, sedition, and treason you give the Government power they have no right to.
The power to silence you.
But if you choose to educate yourself, affect policy through positive actions and words, and stop wasting time on ignorance you make headway that no
one in the world can stop, no one in the world can influence but you, and no one in the world can affect unless you allow them to do so.
edit on 10/3/10 by SpartanKingLeonidas because: Adding Depth To The Post.