Shepard Fairey, the graphic artist synonymous with the Obama “CHANGE” and “HOPE” images has taken aim at the Second Amendment by releasing new works that equate gun owners with Satan.Shepard Fairey. For some reason those two names fit this ‘individual' -- probably more than we’ll ever know. From now on I'll use 'Fairy' as his name; imagine a lot of pixie dust surrounding it, too.
Fairey has released a new print titled “God Saves and Satan Invests” which depicts an AR15 rifle with the words “America -- The Land Where God Saves and Satan Invests In Assault Weapons And High Capacity Magazines”.
For the record, I’m no expert on rifles or pistols. I just know how to tear 'em down, clean 'em up, put 'em back together and fire the hell out of 'em. But, for the life of me, I’ve NEVER seen a weapon like the one that Fairy’s got depicted. The front sight vaguely looks like an AR but that cone-shaped flash suppressor is really reaching out there. It was used on the DP28 or DPM and the M3 grease gun and on some other WWII weapons. Also, it’s been my experience that an AK magazine just won’t work in an AR.
Another 'For The Record,' the AR-15 rifle has a cyclic fire rate of 800 rounds per minute. However, this is only in fully automatic fire mode and THAT makes it an 'assault' rifle. When firing a semi-automatic (which makes it NOT an 'assault' rifle,) you can put 45-60 rounds downrange. I might add, if you're going to fire 800 rounds per minute -- SUSTAINED fire -- in the fully automatic mode, you might want to bring plenty of spare barrels with you because you're gonna burn them up really, REALLY FAST.
The print also includes an image of a white Dove [sic] in the heavens, with a target emblazoned on it, with the now familiar “Obey” tag written above it -- Fairey’s attempt to associate all gun owners with organised [sic] religion -- specifically Christianity.It’s not all that difficult to notice the resemblance of what Down Low Barry has been putting out; they all look like the propaganda posters of the Nazi socialist era. All that screaming Soviet red -- and you've ALWAYS got to work in that ‘OBEY,’ don’t you, Herr Hitler? Notice that word 'OBEY' at the top-center even has the shape of Russian Cyrillic characters.
It's obvious that Fairydust was a star pupil in the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism and Graphic Design.
Down Low’s proud of ya, slick!
You wanna know what a TRUE 'assault weapon' will do? Well, here's what I think about your Tinker Bell pixie dust poster, Fairy -- at full automatic:
...Fairey adds on his blog “I’m not a big fan of the absurd abundance of guns in the U.S…. I’m also perplexed by the claim of much of the nation to have ‘Christian values.’ If god tells us to love our neighbor and not to take another human life, where do the assault weapons and piles of ammo fit into these ‘Christian values’?”
I’m not religious, and the text in this print is designed more to illustrate the hypocrisy and contrast between ‘values’ and actions in this country than to make a religious statement,” Fairey writes.
“Anyway, if you claim to dig god, lay off of satan’s tools… if you don’t believe in god, lay off of satan’s tools! We live in statistically the safest time in human history, so the idea one would need an assault weapon for self defense is ridiculous.” he adds.Fairyboy, I’d like to see those statistics. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, if we do live in the safest time in human history, then why all the hysterics to ban guns?
“I get the 2nd Amendment, but the right to bear arms should NOT BE UNCONDITIONAL.” Fairey states, claiming that it was never the intention of the Founding Fathers to have an armed population, and saying that the Founders could not have predicted technology to fire dozens of rounds in seconds.Sorry again, Fairy-oop-poop-a-doo, the ‘Founding Fathers’ EXACT intention of the 2nd Amendment was to have an armed population. It’s not about hunting or even home defense; it was written into the Constitution to guarantee against tyranny. Why do you think we’re here in the United States instead of somewhere else, you idiot? Do you really believe that our founding fathers didn’t have the common sense not to anticipate that, at some point in time, citizens would have to deal with a tyrannical government? The founding fathers’ intent was that the citizen would be armed with whatever arms were afforded the federal government... if not better! And that ain't even happening, which REALLY pisses me off.
Yeah, as a matter of fact, I do think I should have as many RPGs as I want, a couple of M1 Abrams tanks in my driveway and I damned sure ought to have an 'assault' rifle!
Read more of Fairy’s drivel here; I’m not going to waste the space.
The graphic designer also makes the argument that guns are for hunting, not tools of defense.
Fairey plans to sell the prints for $150 a piece, with some of the profits going to “a, yet to be determined, common sense gun law advocacy group.”You know what? Fairy will probably make a killing (no pun intended) with his piece of crap. Sheeple will be lining up like lambs to the slaughter (pun intended) to have one hanging over their free, wide-screen TV. Of course the sheeple won’t be forking over the dinero for them; the government will issue them with the food stamps.
Down Low Bathhouse Barry's got his hoboy cranking out Stalinist Russia posters and I have fun jacking with 'em -- with NO apologies to Pixie Dust for the make-over:
Critics have pointed out that with the federal government arming to the teeth, it cannot be conceived as evil for Americans to also engage in such activity, as this was precisely the reasoning behind the Second Amendment.