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With the U.S. elections up to a running start, I looked at the parties involved and wondered why it took so long to get this far. For example, we're one of the last countries in the world to elect a woman as president of our country. And with a country made up primarily of "immigrants," you'd think we'd be beyond racism. Thus, this piece was created.

Side note: I created the pieces to this over the weekend and was in the process of putting it together. But then just recently, I went and saw Cloverfield (great movie by the way) and now that's the only thing I can think of...
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SoftShellback Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this poster- it screams "Orwellian" to me. I like the tone of it also- it's cynical, yes- and it still does tell the truth- Americans as a people are a mixed bag of nationalities and races- a real melting pot of immigrants whom the country welcomed. These immigrants came from poor living conditions, or oppression, or famine- and they all came to seek better opportunities to enrich their lives and the lives of their children. fast forward to the present, and the descendants of immigrants forget where we come from. For myself, I don't forget since my dad was from the Philippines and he was also in the US Navy. It was his path to citizenship. But I digress.

Nowadays the children of immigrants forget that they live in a land of freedom which was bought with blood. In order for us to keep our freedoms sometimes we have to bleed for it. The American Revolution was an economic breakaway from England before the actual shooting took place. The colonies were in a fight against tyranny, sure- it was Parliament who passed all those Acts which broke the colonists' back, and the colonies weren't represented.

And these children of immigrants also want to give up their freedoms, all in the name of security. Well, I see that our civil liberties are slowly being taken from us in the form of the Patriot Act (read ALL of it) the National Defense Appropriations Act of 2012-13 (Indefinite detention for AMERICAN CITIZENS who perform acts of terror...) Suspension of Habeas Corpus...well, the fella with the blinders on needs to read and take a look out his window cause odds are he has a mobile guard tower looking at him from across the street. And I quote Benjamin Franklin: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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DomNX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the info. Glad to see someone who sees the world that way as well.
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diamondofmidnight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Might I be able to post this to my FB page called: The Voice of Reason? This is wonderful work! :)
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:icondomnx:
DomNX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sure. send me the link once it's up.
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L-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Nice propaganda poster.
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CapitanAnarchy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
+20000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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AMG2010 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
It never ceases to amaze me what the "progressive" world view can come up with when it comes to trashing this country.

How would having a woman president improve your life?

You don't get out much do you? You have no idea what real oppression is, or what "boot-on-your-neck" tyranny looks like, or what its like to live in a country that would not let you produce your particular brand of art. I suggest you go hang out with some folks who haven't been as fortunate as you ... people from Iran, Iraq, or any communist country that pops into your head. Ask them why they came to this country. Ask the women what its like to live there. Ask them what they do to homosexuals. Ask them what happens when they call a cop.

I admire your work and would like to have you create a poster for me. It might be therapeutic to take the edge off of what is obviously a constant thread that runs through all of your work.
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MouseDenton Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
And Hitler only killed 14 million civilians, while Stalin's reign could've claimed over 40, so we shouldn't think of the Holocaust as a terrible thing by your logic, we should say "That's better than what he did, so it's okay."

Really, you shouldn't be taking the capitalistic approach of life being a race and you only have to do better than everybody else, you need to look at it and ask how you can make it perfect--not better than the worst, but the absolute best it can be. That's what this nation is about, and we're still working on it (little thanks to people thinking like you've stated).
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AngelsInc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Writer
:lmao: but whos to say that the great white race is so united! Im definitely part of the majority on this poster but definitely not a WASP that caused the problem in the first place ;) I guess that shows in my politically incorrect comic. you gotta be able to laugh at and criticize yourself before you can to others.

by the way this is excellent. sorry just love to stick in my stick in and stir up the pot of sh*t I like to call home (America)
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DomNX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That's what the freedom of speech is for! :)
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blindblood Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008   Writer
everyone is a little bit racist. in my country we are not.... because we dont get a chance, if a foreigner comes he is more like to be victim of a paparazi stare in the streets than a victim of discrimination.
but yeah in the states (i went for a month in summer) there is more like a inconcient discrimination than a direct act. also some americans tend to be "afraid" of "be racists"
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I'm a woman, but that doesn't make me want to run for president. Even if I were a white male I wouldnt' run for pres!

I personally don't know too many racists/sexists, just a few, and I live where nearly half of the population speaks Spanish. I believe the reason America has not yet voted either "minorities" in for president yet is mostly because none of those minorities have risen to the occasion until now. They've had 30 years to do it. Many of those minorities are in power, just not as president. I'm pretty positive that most Americans don't really care what sex or color a person is. It's mostly the media that hypes it up and likes to call all of us racists for simply existing. I would rather vote for a person's political reasoning rather than their genetics. Believe me, if Condoleeza Rice were to run for president, she would immediatly have my vote, and she fits both of your categories here. And I wouldn't vote for her just because of her sex and color, either. She does good politics, in my opinion.

But as for this coming election, I'm afraid I hate both of the candidates, regardless of sex or color, and I will be forced to vote for the lesser of the two evils. The candidate I wanted didn't make it in. And he didn't make it in mostly because of his peaceful religion...which is a lame reason if you ask me. In a way, although he was, indeed, white, he was a minority, too, regarding how viciously he was treated by the media because of his religion. It's a real shame because he had a lot more experience in foreign and financial affairs than our leading candidates, and that's what our country really needs help with right now. :(

And just as a random, rather silly thought, I have never understood why women have been called a minority. There are just as many women in this country as there are men. The only country I can think of where there are definitly more men than women is China.

Oh, and the colors you used are striking and effective. They really caught my eyes. :D
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Mclandis Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, kinda reminds me of Micah Wright's work.

Anyway, how many trolls have decided to rant about this poster being
"unamerican?"
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DomNX Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
*heheh* It's not so much "unamerican" as it is "antiestablismentarianism." (yeah, it's a word) Just the colors make it look like those early 20th-century propaganda posters.
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Mclandis Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You mean like that one poster who claimed that conservative white males are a minority?
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RARA-AVIS-RARA Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
love the jets
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vbu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Congratulations, Just notifying you that we featured this piece in Vectography: February 2008.: [link]

If you find the time, please :+fav: the article to make it more popular so more deviants become aware of the vector category, and your art work! :)
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widjana Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
nice graphic style... and very clean vector. i love it.
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Lyrilith Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Sadly.. oh so true.. :-(

:+fav:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional
so very cool
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
As much as I respect your abilities and artistic style...it's a tad cynical don't you think? This is the most free country in the world and gives the most freedom to the people whom you mention in the image.

Jon
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DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If you say so.
Let me ask you: Do you belong to any of those groups listed?
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
No I belong to the new minority: Conservative, heterosexual, patriotic white males.

Jon
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:icondomnx:
DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah. 'Nuff said.
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Answer me this question: Do YOU belong to any of those "groups"?

Jon
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:icondomnx:
DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I do.
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm fairly certain you don't belong to all three.

My point is that if you're not a minority, gay or a woman I sincerely doubt they NEED yours or anyone's help in their defense. They're adults, they can take care of themselves (in theory anyway). I also don't like how cynical the work is. I still stand by the fact...FACT that the United States of America is the safest place for th epeople you mentioned. We're one of the most open minded and tolerant countries in the world and I really hope that someday you realize that.

I dislike it very much when people look only at the negative aspects of this country. We're not perfect, but our pros outweigh our cons.

I do not mean to tell you how to do your craft or what subject matter you should do it about but I sincerely hope that you get a more positive attitude about the country you call home. I think your art will greatly improve.

That's all I have to say.
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DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Typical narrow-minded Republican response. Everything's fine as long as I look around with blinders and just look at what's directly around me.

I'm a minority, who's married to a woman and who has a son with a godfather who's gay. I see inequality firsthand.

And you know what's also great about this country? Freedom of speech, and freedom to complain about such inequalities. Perceived or not.

And that's all I have to say.
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legion-of-me Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice.
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ShroomMan777 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
My only nitpick is that why are those silhouettes of Eurofighters or Grippens flying above the Statue of Liberty? Those are clearly not American planes and look like the silhouettes of European fighter craft, which strikes me as strange/odd.

Admittedly, that's really nitpicking since no one minds military technical accuracy or stuff.

[moron]ANTI-AMERICAN! HURR![/moron]

All in all cool. Hillery's head is bigger tho.
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Xoriz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
It's very nice. I see one of the twin towers in the background... You portray two members of the alleged afflicted groups, how about the inclusion of a nice depiction of an iconic homosexual? (whatever that is). :rose:

(Just joking, just could not resist it, ha ha, hmmm)
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DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, if you can tell me what that is, I'll figure out where to put it in...:)
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Xoriz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Ha ha, just look around my shop. That'll give you an inkling... :rose:
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:icondomnx:
DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Besides, who's to say that either of those two figures don't embody 2 of the characteristics?
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Xoriz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
That's right! And perhaps also Puerto Rican and Jewish, hahaha! :rose:
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decainus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
hey great work! dude all elections are fixed, look at the UK! clinton will win! ha -u wana get up? get down!
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sweetLouisiana Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
nice vecor and totally get the message...
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peterdackers Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Wonderful as always, except the message, unfortunately it's quite true...
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:iconxorac:
xorac Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i shtat supposed to be hillary clinton in the background? man u made her look hot - scary!
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DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nope.
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xorac Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
phew!
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BOYBOSS Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008   Digital Artist
women and minorities, i support....but homos, i dont!
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Racism will always be with us. Until the aliens arrive, that is ... then it will be called xenophobia.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
awesome piece! :thumbsup:
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nurunuru Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They called it the Statue of Liberty because the original name, The Statue of the Perceived Illusion of So-Called Liberty, was too long.
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DomNX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. Thanks I needed that...*hehe*
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hoboinaschoolbus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the black eyes on the statue, really gives you that sense of pure evil emanating from Lady Liberty.
All those reasons are why I support Ron Paul. I'm upset that no one will come around to his ideas, which include accepting people as they are and granting them freedom :(
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lfuentesp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
I love the irony (is that the correct word?) of the message, one is written and the other is the propaganda style.
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almightybob42 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
ouch.. that's a bit... harsh... yet oddly logical.
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chachaman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
yer so damn rite...
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