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Sheeple by pseudo-manitou Sheeple by pseudo-manitou
I hear so many people talk about how they support this idiot or that idiot because they come off as a 'good leader'. Get this straight American people: you don't elect leaders, you elect representatives...
You must make an effort to -lead them- to run the government as you would have them run it. You hold them accountable, you ask questions, you voice concerns. THAT is a democracy - it takes effort. Do anything less, and you will get fleeced...
(The word 'Sheeple' coined by Chuck of PE.)
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EvilSeverus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Cool Thing.
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Cyber8 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I saw this image on some random website and really like it.
I want to find the original author and immediately thought of DA.
I am glad that DA did not let me down!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
The people as sheep analogy is used so often, but the tagline of, "Do anything less and you will get fleeced" is a really nice one.

And somehow, seeing humans with lobotomized sheep heads takes it one level further.
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PyrodoxLion Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Thank you for stating this, in a well-conceived piece of artwork...

I rarely comment on anything, but I am a patriot, and a believer in America. It's hard to believe that the definition of the term patriot has fallen so far from grace, so to speak, that by common opinion claiming oneself a patriot of the United States of America is tantamount to preaching blind obedience to a corrupt political master.

I, personally, believe in America, the America that was envisioned by our forefathers, an America based upon freedom... And, yes, an America in which the PEOPLE are the driving political force. Not the pursuit of personal gain by the few, which hold sufficient resources to influence a majority share of public opinion through the popular media and other channels... Only to be given the tools to do so by a lack of initiative amongst the masses, an apathy in which many people are willing to give up their freedom of thought, and RESPONSIBILITY to use that freedom of thought, all in search of an "easier" path through their lives.

I believe in what America should be, and the state of masses of the public today is saddening. I'd be ecstatic if I could claim that I wholeheartedly believed that most people in the U.S. today *did* think this way... However, I can't. I truly believe that the masses of society today, the sheeple, are content with abdicating their freedom of thought as well as their right to be the true leaders of this nation... All in return for what? To no longer face the burden, the responsibility, of exercising their minds?

It is a sad state, indeed, that the sheeple support the few, the powerful, and tarnish the name of America... That by claiming one's affiliation with this nation as a matter of pride, you're claiming your desire to be a tool of the political juggernaut, and of the corruption the blind masses support, in the eyes and minds of those very same masses... Rather than claiming yourself a free human being, and believer in the freedom of other human beings.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Reallly great concept that made me smile!
Nicely worked till the last detail :)
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CodexWriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Thank you!! SOMEONE understands the American political system! (The next person who says America's a democracy is getting BITCHSLAPPED.)
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EIGHTtrain Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That, is a fantastic point that people have all but lost sight of.
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the-faun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
lovely pallet and great composition, strong use of type too :thumbsup:
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punkerbunker Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Simple and effective =) The song "Needles" springs to mind
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swiftstick Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Make this is a print! :D

I'd definitely put this on my wall.
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