Oh Phooey! I had so hoped that I wasn’t going to have to go around calling people names. Given the Administration’s aversion towards those supposedly sporting signs with swastikas, it seems passing strange that so many parallels with National Socialism are coming to the fore.
Today, the unholy alliance between The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Obama administration seems to be getting some press. It will get more before 2012 arrives. Apparently there are government funds that are ready to be expended in the art community. In this case it is a quid pro quo. The artists are expected to produce favorable propaganda for the Obama administration. This begs the question of why all varieties of Pinkos (National Socialists, Commies, etc.), and their fellow travelers, the Progressives, have such a romance with artists. Granted, not all in the arts crowd are leftists, but I don’t think they necessarily track with the statistical norm either.
So will we see some good stuff coming out of the arts community when the ObamaBucks start kicking in? They have some tough standards to meet. Leni Reifenstahl did it best in film and set the bar. Significant portions of the arts community in Germany (1934-1945) were basically enlisted in an effort to glorify the Nazi’s to the masses. The Obama Administration is doing exactly the same thing.
You only have to get to the 30 minute point in this video to realize there are frightening parallels between then and now. Believe me when I say that the White House has been studying their predecessor’s technique, but you watch it and be the judge. After 30 minutes, you’re hooked for the rest of the movie. Besides the fact that it tracks with what is occurring today, it is technically perfect.
As an aside, few of us are aware that Colorado has one of the greatest repositories of Nazi art and memorabilia in the world. Much of their detritus continues to survive, safely warehoused in Pueblo since WWII. Germany didn’t want the stuff back, so our government boxed it up and stored it for them. You thought Indiana Jones was fiction? Pueblo is where that warehouse is located! Some years ago you could actually take tours, so if you’re an afficianado of fine art propaganda, then it’s I-25 South for you!
How does all this relate to the perennial problem that we know as Socialism? It’s the same old movie all over again. Socialists, bereft of the virtues of entrepreneurialism, are left with the need to retread. They are students of history by necessity. Here’s an example:
In the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressives held sway in America. Roosevelt (the first one), was a Progressive (as is our Secretary of State). As a victim of American public education, I used to think TR was a great guy. I was wrong. Eugenics was a Progressive product. The Nazi’s picked it up and, well you know how that story went. It was open season on the mentally handicapped, and many others. Eventually, these deficient “burdens” were removed from the population much as in utero “undesirables” are today.
So what happened to the young man in the foreground? Nothing good, I’m afraid. The text of the poster reads something along the lines of, “This genetically ill person will cost our people’s community 60,000 marks over his lifetime. Citizens, that is your money”. Given the recent dialog on National Healthcare, does this sound somewhat familiar? I thought it might.
Keep your eyes on the art community, and the political support they’ll be providing for the Administration’s agendas at your expense. They will have to do a lot better than what was produced during the election. If you’re a student of propaganda history it will be apparent that you’re being ripped off. As evil as they were, there’s no doubt that the Nazi’s work product was far superior to what the domestic political artists have provided to date.