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PM-Soldier by pseudo-manitou PM-Soldier by pseudo-manitou
Let's talk about the real reasons America loves it's troops...

The troops fight a war no wealthy conservative would have been willing to fight themselves. They suck it up so we don't have to increase taxes to pay for the war we started without thinking. They deal with less food whenever Halliburton needs a bargaining tool to stop Pentagon investigations into just where the hell the money is going. They stay longer then promised so no one has to set any actual plans. They work without armor so other corporate friends of Rumsfeld can make the war profitable. They come home in 'transfer tubes' so no American will have to realize that those tubes are just renamed body bags. They lose limbs and are horribly maimed while the media calls them simply 'wounded'. They are fed lies of nobility and democracy then sent to secure the oil and pipelines first for America's economy. They are made to act out Bush torture policy and then left to take the blame when cameras come into play. They are called back into action no matter what the fine print on their contract says so we don't have to send our own kids into the meat-grinder by way of a military draft. They are run ragged and to the breaking point while their families are left behind to fend off scam artists promising life insurance and easy loans. They are victims of unexploded munitions that America didn't, and to this day, still, has no interest in cleaning up and keeping out of the wrong hands. They are the barrier between proper questioning of this whole bloody affair and propaganda mixed with rhetoric. They pretend to eat a fake turkey dinner with the worst president in US history. They face desperate obstacles in Iraq, and later at home when they find medical and social treatment lacking in funds. They are thrown into the ugly realities of war without the proper training and then made into scapegoats as the rest of the nation refuses to realize just what the hell war is and why it should have been avoided.

In short, the soldiers pay for our mistakes in our place - and we love them for it.

So... support them: Go buy your soldiers a yellow ribbon magnet so you won't have to question why they would need other financial support in the first place. Watch a Budweiser commercial to convince yourself that you paid your debt of gratitude to them by enjoying that 30 second clip. Regurgitate the Bush administration's kaleidoscope of changing rational for starting the war to feel like you were fighting with those dying soldiers. Get angry at everyone who questions the bloodshed to fool yourself into believing that you're protecting soldier moral. Take credit for social changes in the MIddle East as if that region had not been under constant change before. Celebrate democracy as the very terrorist groups we were told we had to defeat - take political office in the newly corrupted governments.

Most importantly, convince yourselves that there was no better way - because it would just suck if you were the fool and the soldiers were actually paying your butcher's bill.

Welcome them home - to the world you've created for them.
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pdevinney Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Deep and touching concept.
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rambo4567 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
the hell, i just noticed the square wheels
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rambo4567 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
pfft no liberal would fight either and if we were there to get oil we would have wiped all the oil out already do not say bush is bad obama is taking the credit that our soldiers are pulling out bush did all the work so we could pull out ok and another thing the fake messiah the obammunist is getting more people killed with his gangster tactics seriously he does not use educated tactics
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Trolls don't use punctuation marks, apparently. Let me know when you have grown enough to have an actual conversation.
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rambo4567 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
lol that's funny i know i don't use punctuation i use a psp to surf the web it is really hard to use punctuations when i can't type ok. my laptop broke.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fine then. Half ass your typing if you like. I think I see your trend...

Here's the deal: you want Bush to get credit for the Iraq war -- he's got it. The lies, the mistakes, the contractor rip-offs, the soldier deaths, the charges of genocide, the inept handling, the illegal use of weapons on civilian populations, the so-called six month invasion plan turning into a seven year boondoggle occupation -- ALL OF THAT -- it's his.

The most inept war ever fought by America, based on lies, draining the US of trillions of taxpayer dollars and the lives of innocent civilians and US soldiers alike -- and it's all his. Congratulations. Your man is guilty of genocide. Throw his ass a party and pat him on the back. You'd set that bar for success that low, and call liberals weak because they'd never fuck up so massively.

Unbelievable.

The artwork was about demanding better of our leaders -- but you'd kiss their ass for this colossal mess instead. You simply have no idea how pathetic it is that you are so desperate to see a silver lining in a war that never had to happen in the first place.
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rambo4567 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
i did not say bush was a great president reagan was the best but obama sickens me.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I can lay the financial collapse, the problems in the Middle East, and the developing mess in South America on Reagan; but you believe the myth of Reagan because he supposedly handled the USSR -- even though they had all but folded a decade before Reagan took office. Whatever. You're probably too young to even realize Bush Sr. ran Reagan's second term since Reagan was mentally deficient with alzheimer's.

You probably don't even realize Obama's anti-nuclear ambition and recent deal with Russia to curb 1/3 nuclear arms is all but EXACTLY the same as Reagan's anti-nuclear ambition and 1980's deal with Russia to curb 1/3 nuclear arms.

I'm so bored arguing with neo-cons who have no perspective or understanding of what it means to be conservative. Obama doesn't sicken you -- it's a handful of pundits who tell you to be sick that sicken you.

If you don't care enough to educate yourself about the whole picture in politics, then you shouldn't waste our time and yours acting like you care. Go find something else to identify with.
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rambo4567 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Reagan did bring it down, his docters said he did not have alzheimers when he was president , jimmy carter made the s.u. strong and all the problems in South America were caused by themselves and we would not be in this war if Clinton heeded the warnings that there could be an attack on U.S soil so you are blaming problems on Reagan not the stupid leaders that caused them.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, really? The same doctors charged with hiding his condition from the American public said he didn't have it? What ever would have made them lie like that -- certainly couldn't be to protect their careers and their collective asses from contempt of Congress.

South American death squads would not have received US training, logistics, and weaponry without Reagan's help. Same goes with Afghanistan war-lords during the Soviet Invasion. Maybe these things would have happened -- but Reagan made them that much worse by getting the US involved. And why? To stop the spread of the USSR? When they were all but defunct and dead ten years ago?

And the Clinton administration did stop the Millennium Bombing plot ([link]), and then proceeded to missile the shit out of targets in Afghanistan. Yes, they missed their target -- but Clinton was doing SOMETHING. When Bush took office -- he ignored the warnings, he brushed off the CIA and FBI requests to upgrade, he even overlooked the damned brief labeled, "BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO STRIKE IN AMERICA", and let John Ashcroft go on an anti-porn crusade instead.

It's people like you, blinded by moronic ideology, that left us open to attack and worse.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Wow. You really showed how unfair things are. With another simple, strong message-bearing picture. And a very convincing written speech.

I sometimes wonder what would happen if everyone at the bottom of the pyramid, who got things worse, but kept the guys on top up just decided to stop. How could war go on without soldiers to fight it?
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Nitetigrezz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
A very powerful picture, and very powerful thoughts behind it.

However, I would like to point a few things out. The soldiers in this war do have it painfully difficult, as do their families. There are no ticket parades when they come home. They aren't given true legitimate reasons why another Christmas has gone by that they couldn't spend with their family. Yet so many Americans can at least see past most of the flimsy lies. There's at least recognition out there that the troops are doing the best they can with what they have, and aren't the ones to blame because we had a brainless president being led around by his nose-hairs every which way but right.

Now, think about just how much worse it could have been. Imagine troops being shipped out fresh from boot camp, waiting at an airport for their next flight when a group of hot looking college girls, scantily-dressed, start walking up to them and calling them baby killers and murderers. Imagine being with your troops and watching as a child or young woman walks up to you and your men, holding a grenade and pulling out the pin, or firing off a machine gun. Imagine seeing a large group of fully armed men walking up to your troop, and being told you're not allowed to fire until they had already fired first, even if these men walk right up and thrust the muzzle of their guns right up to your face. Imagine being sent into a village, told that you need to wipe out every man, woman, and child there and even seeing the doubt and remorse in your commanding officer's eyes as he says this. And then imagine finally, somehow, surviving only to come home with PTS, finding out that even your family struggles to welcome you home with open arms thanks to the lies that had been spread and the government refusing to help pay your bills.

This is what our vets in Vietnam faced. I'm not saying our troops aren't going through hell and back with this damn war. Far from it, the government has been screwing them left and right for reasons that would make the most dedicated soldier hesitate to fight for. However, at least they're not coming home to wrath, hatred, and fear. At least the people these days are a little more understanding. Hell, at least there are SOME sort of funds set up to try to help them out, even if it's not much. It's more than what so many others had to go through about forty-some-odd years ago.

Just putting things into perspective.
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slapbass86 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been 'over there' twice in the last two years, and in that time frame I've lost multipe friends in this war. Or should i say to this war? Two of them were killed by IEDs, one by a firefight outside of Kirkuk, and one just committed suicide when told he was going back for second tour. One of the worst aspects of this war is that you'll never hear the true story from the soldiers/marines/airmen/I.A. sailors who fight on the ground level. Many of them are coached through interviews by the top brass, so as to make it sound like it's not that bad. Yeah, you see the occassional story on the news of a wounded service member coming home, but righ after it, the news cuts to some cheesy pop culture/ MTV garbage. None of us are even aloud to say anything about the war unless pre-approved.UCMJ straggles the very freedoms servemembers are fighting and dying for.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes... I remember everyone's reaction when we first started reading about how new rules prevented US armed forces from talking about the war. That was so long ago, and no one talks about it now... I can't even remember what the rule was called...

The attention span of the public is so short, most can't even remember how we got here let alone the details of everything that was done wrong.

But mostly...
We don't live in a society that operates like it is at war. We are VERY insulated against it. I fear that is the greatest enemy of US soldiers -- no sacrifice is being asked of the general public at home.
We don't even pay extra taxes for the damned war... just, nothing.
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Mattacheeb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
And I still cant wait to get deployed.
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PyrodoxLion Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Thank you, again, for creating a piece with a well-thought-out message. While this piece is directed at the current Iraqi war... I'd like to speak as to the reason why a soldier does these things you talk about in your description. And to speak against what seems to be a growing sentiment amongst those who tout anti-war messages these days.

More and more, anti-war sentiment is being directed at the soldiers themselves. I've been witness to, time and time again, people expressing anti-war sentiment by berating the soldier. By stating that soldiers are murderers, puppets, nothing more than tools of a corrupt government. It's insinuated that the soldier is a willing patsy, sometimes even alluded to that those who choose to be a soldier do so simply to exercise their innate desire to take human life.

I think this stems from the fact that anti-war sentiment, directed at the current conflict, is being taken beyond that. That many people are protesting the war in Iraq, simply to protest something... That something being war. And taking it out on the most forefront, glaring examples of what war is.

Whether you support or stand against the war in Iraq, one thing is a sad truth. War is an evil, however, it is not avoidable. Soldiers have realized this simple fact. By making a blanket statement that the war in Iraq is wrong, therefore soldiers are "idiots" or "murderers" for taking part in it, is an insult to good people... People, soldiers, that have VOLUNTEERED to stand in the face of war, regardless of it's political underpinnings, so that others need not do so.

There will never be a world without war... Don't take this as a statement of my personal belief, or support of the current conflict, far from it. However, do realize that war will always be... And that the soldier is a human being that stands in the face of the horror of war and does not turn around, does not back down. The soldier does not enlist to willingly be utilized as a tool of a political thug. The soldier does not sign his name on that contract with the military to satiate a need to kill. The soldier does not swear to uphold the rights and freedoms of a people simply to be trained a killer.

The soldier volunteers to be a soldier so that they may stand in the way of danger, so others need not do the same.

Think, long and hard, before confusing the soldier with those who are willing to take advantage of the soldier's loyalty and honor, and wield it to support their own agenda.

No soldier I served with *wanted* to go to war. No soldier I served with *wanted* to take another human life, regardless of the hyped-up "Yeah let's go kill 'em!" attitudes you see portrayed by many. No soldier I served with relished the idea of having to pull the trigger of a weapon with another human being standing in front of it... And no soldier I've ever known has returned from a war with feelings of glee for anything OTHER than being home, with his loved-ones. Would they go to war again, if asked, though? Yes, without hesitation. That is what it means to be a soldier, to do what one knows must be done, in the name of a greater good.
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Nitetigrezz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I got goosebumps and teared up while reading your words. You remind me so much of my father, in such a good way. I honestly wish I took the time to go through the comments before making my own post, because you worded so many of my feelings so well. Then again, I suppose it would take someone who went through the experiences and the emotions first hand to really be able to put them to words.

I guess it sounds kind of silly and seriously lacking, but I just want to thank you and the ones who served for doing what you truly believe is right. You guys make me proud to be an American, volunteering to go through so much so that others aren't forced to. Thank you.
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PyrodoxLion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thanks for your kind words.

I've always looked at things from the perspective of my brothers, and those that chose to serve... My post isn't meant to chastise those who do take this stance, either. I simply wish to help those that might not understand, generally those of whom I wrote, to see another viewpoint.

I wish there was never another war, I wish people could exist without conflict... But, until that day, soldiers will stand between that conflict and what they care for.
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Nitetigrezz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
It's funny... there's a song I used to listen to when I was little, and before I was even old enough to understand it, it would still bring tears to my eyes. I can't remember the artist, but I believe it was called "Imagine", speaking of imagining the world without property or religion or money, pointing out that without these things there would be no real excuse for wars, because there'd really not be anything to fight for since we'd all live as one. Even thinking about it now tears me up a bit.

Unfortunately, with the way things are now, it doesn't look like we'll ever reach that point. At least not in our generation. Greed is a long-lasting part of people as a whole, and as long as that greed is there, people are blind to the pointless waste of lives. So the best we can do is support our troops in whatever way we can afford and acknowledge that they're doing the best they can. That it's not them making the decisions to go to war, but that they ARE the ones to have the courage to fight our battles, and at the times when our safety is on the line, no matter what land we live on, they will be the ones to fight for our safety and keep us safe.

So again, thank you. Thank you all.
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emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you. this bureaucratic b*llshit has gone on long enough in my opinion. the only question is- when is it going to change, and is it going to be of any use by then?
also, one other thing- I have been an air cadet (yeah yeah, keep laughing) for over a year, managed to reach the rank of Corporal. but then i was forced to quit because I siply didn't have the time. my heart is not in military education, in fact i want to be a graphic designer, I am 15, but i feel that if i want to do something with that waste of a life i have been given I should go and sign up. maybe then it'll be a waste for a half-decent cause. But I'm still not convinced if i should. i am 16 in a few months.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
PM for president!
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
hell no.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
heh. Hey, the voting populace has already put a bush, colon, and a dick into the oval office; you'd have a shot. XD

On a side note, fabulous work and philosophy. Way to maintain consistency!
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AnimeIsLife Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
ya know, I could sit here and write a 3 page long letter to you about how you are one of the few out there who are actually willing to open their eyes and speak the truth, but it can all be simply summed up with a thank you, although it may sound blank while reading, I meen that with all my heart and soul
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Dank-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
I guess the fav says it all...nice job
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K0nstantin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
I swear to god, you anti war people get dumber by the day...
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Dumber? 'Anti-war' is spelled with a hyphen, kid.

I have to ask - did you actually read what I wrote? Or did you simply 'preemptively' strike at me?

The anti-war people are in the strong majority - and for good reason.

Frankly, many people who have responded to this piece had something constructive to say, YOU could only resort to a lazy insult.

Welcome to DA. Strike one.
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K0nstantin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Bite me, if the majority of people are antiwar, then why did Bush get elected a second time, it's because it's not true, be Antiwar all you want. But not all soldiers go in wheelchairs, or are even wounded, the vast majority never get a scrap on them.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Why did Bush get elected a second time? Misinformation, manipulation, media slant, and a sheep mentality on one side to vote for him, and on the other side, to not vote at all.

Also... Iraq, Katrina, Afghanistan, Social Security, Global Warming, Wiretaps, Abramoff, as well as a whole host of other bits that are just... well... absolutely great examples of how low and incompetent this administration is -- hadn't (fully) fallen apart yet. Takes a while for people to wake the hell up.

But these things had happen by 2006. How'd the 2006 election work out for you?

As for the fact that most soldiers don't come home injured, is that the best you can do? Is that all you can do these days: point to the terrible situation, THAT DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO BE, and say, "oh, it's not THAT bad"?...
Yeah, guess your party will just keep over-extending the troops until they do get seriously injured. Meanwhile, the real party is happening outside of Iraq...
Which federal report do you want to read next that tells you how we're so NOT getting the job done? Because, really, they're so many to choose form these days.

Tread carefully kid -- I'm sitting on a mountain of knowledge that buries your point of view.
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K0nstantin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Yes, so your basicaly saying that he cheated to win the election....Yeah, you are a ignorant moron. I bet you also belive that 9/11 is a conspiracy. I'm not going to argue with some over the internet, even more so with a person that has absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Have a good moronic day you ignorant fool.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Come to my world of many newspapers and information sources, then tell me that I know nothing little child: [link]

You don't win debates with me by being annoying and insulting. You flee and take refuge when others, who actually give a damn, would take a stand.

PROVE you know something.
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K0nstantin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Agian internet, it's a waste of time to argue with a idiot over the internet. So i'm not going to waste my time.
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Nitetigrezz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Oh wow, you actually have me laughing Konstantin. You fling around insults to someone who has actual facts to back them up, and then bitch about not wanting to argue as soon as you're asked to man-up? What a cop out!

Bottom line to all of this: you look like the ultimate douche by not being able to even begin to back up your point.

Oh, and for the record, according to the last polls taken for the Bush presidency, more than three quarters of Americans who took the poll found themselves against the war, and if I remember right over eighty percent were regretting having the wool pulled over their eyes during the re-elections. I would go through the trouble of finding the actual sources again, but I have a feeling your just going to resort to insults for me next and then pull another cop-out *patpatpats*
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
...and yet you can't help yourself. You MUST get in the last word :)

I love it. Your frustration makes you easy to manipulate. I make a statement, and you cover yourself with a cheap shot that's three years old. I mention the current election cycle, and you revert to a child's mentality. It's no wonder the pandering of those WAY beyond politics appeal to you (don't kid yourself, you're not even an actual conservative -- your a puppet a corporate interests).

You know... there are some right-wing leaning people here who have managed to debate things clearly. We eventually reach an agreement. It's not that anyone here is foolish, or that 'it's the internet', it's that you can't defend your opinion -- you can't even flex your views to the changing world around us.

So seriously, I dare you to bring just one fact to the table to defend your point of view -- just one. Internet be damned, I quote my sources -- you might learn something.
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ElanorFairbairn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
Very fine, very strong. And quite universal.
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secretbear Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Interface Designer
awesome design.
fantabulous colours.
copy that makes me think.
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7grims Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
good perspective chair. ;)
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this. Thank you for being awake. When conservatist, well-off students at my university or adults I know attack me for disagreeing with such a mindless conflict our nation has gotten itself into, when they tell me I'm unpatriotic and that I should move to another country if I don't like the policy they so self-righteously cling to, when they tote their little yellow or "god bless america" magnets on their giant Escalades, when they blame me (I am a rock-poor college student with big loans to pay and rent to make, with my Air Force father soon to return to the Middle East and my only little brother just out of highschool and in basic training for the Army, surely soon to be shipped out) for being a terrorist in my own right, I feel a great sense of relief to know that not EVERYONE has their head up their ass as they wave a little plastic flag and sip their 4.00 lattes on their way to the mall. It's an awful ugly truth but it's the truth, and ignoring it won't ,ake it go away.

Also, as a graphic design student, I wanted to say I admired the illustration and overall design on this. It looks great.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks... and best of luck to your family.
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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Nitetigrezz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Dude, those conservatives in your school need to seriously get a slap upside their heads. The country they're saying you're being so unpatriotic about and should be shipped out of actually *gasps* condones free speech. Who woulda thunk it, right?

But yes, I really do hope the best for your family. I know that if my dad was any younger and retired when he did, he would have been shipped right on over there as well. I shudder to think of what that would have been like for me, and don't envy you in the least. My brother was an airborne medic for the 82nd airborne, yet couldn't handle it for even a year since he was treating wounds on guys doing the exact same things he was expected to do. Thankfully, my dad pulled some strings and got him out before he was shipped on over seas.

Know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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ozzyopolis Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this more than I can say.
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osandstorrm Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
Oh, wow- the square wheels! It took me a long time to notice that. Perfect symbolism for that situation. And the subtle inverted flag makes very clear what angle the image is taking.
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kidindigo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
i totally agree with everyone .. it's a nice way to point out what all the sane people in this world thinks.. the image is shocking for the masses as well! and i think nationalism all around is the biggest evil in the world today, because it's the biggest discrimination, it's a step in the human evolution, it was a tool used to finish off imperialism in those days, it was once the better way for the world, but now it just doesn't fit in in our lives, the globalization and the internet has shifted our paradigms so much that, i guess it's as big as the million year physical evolution of men. it's not even remotely like the life of men 2 hundred years ago. i think the global brain would prevail by removing this notion like it removed many notions from history like slavery, feudalism, death rituals.. (although those memes still survive under different names). sorry i digressed a bit but had to get it out.. great inspirational work. .
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riot-girl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
visually striking and it completely makes the point. love it! btw, a huge thank you to all the soldiers who have and are fighting and dying for this country. FUCK THE ARMY. SUPPORT THE TROOPS.
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bastek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Wow.. um...wow.
Yeah, this one made my eyes burn.

My dad is disabled and destroyed, and I can only imagine how many boys are coming home wrecked. It makes me so angry.

Nobody seems to care/realize.

I'm printing this out and posting it around campus...I hope you don't mind. If I get attacked for it, it won't matter, because it'll be worth it to even begin to express the truth.

Thanks for this.
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GoatMilk Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
Im just..blown away by this, would you mind terribly if i printed it out and brought to to school?
I'm not sure if thsi claddifies as one of your "political" images but..I know a few people that should see this at the very leats..I know too well that they wouldnt listen to your words. but the thing about your work is that ONE powerfull image and a simple phrase..can sometimes say it all.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
It's political - do what you like.

However, I should warn you that these kinds of things are not always welcomed at schools. Many people have gotten themselves into deep trouble for expressing less then what I have expressed here.

Use your best judgment.
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Nitetigrezz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Thank the gods though we don't have the same strictness as we do in other countries, like North Korea. Oof, the brainwashing there is ridiculous.
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3epo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Do you mind at all if this poster is printed, with your commentary on the back, and bandied about my campus with a link to the DA image at the bottom? The subtle wheels and dynamic lines just grabbed me, and is a far more intelligent comment on the whole situation than what's been going around the art department for the last few years.
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