Saw this over at Ace’s place, where a county Democratic Party headquarters flew a flag with Obama’s face on it.
The story is here and more pictures are here.
Ace suggests we call it "The 57th Star Flag".
I'm settling for "f***ing abomination", but not one that's necessarily unexpected coming from the master of demagogic iconography.
I couldn't help but notice:
Yeah, I know it's a violation of Godwin's Law, but still.
And no, Obama's not Hitler.
But still. Is it just me, or are the similarities somehow there? And don't get me started on Obama's "Truth Teams".
Related: Government is their god.
Didn't a Florida home owners association try to force a WWII to take down his American Flag?
Doug: for your consideration, I have a few more examples for you.
Feel free to co-opt these images.
IMO, the picture of Obama they chose for the flag isn't even a flattering picture of him. I think I've seen that picture of him more often on right-wing sites, intending to /not/ give a flattering representation of him.
No other Presidential candidate has ever used an abstract symbol to "brand" his person and ideology. And no elected President has employed such a symbol once in office, distinct from his traditional political party symbols. But use of an instantly recognizable abstract symbol is essential in totalitarian systems, whether the Nazi swastika, Fascist fasces and axe, or Communist hammer and sickle. The fact that Obama encourages the use of "his" O symbol in whatever he does, even in official activities, reminds us of how totalitarian parties engulf even normal governmental bureaucracies. Communist party officials took over all aspects of government, to the point that the line between party and government disappeared. It appears Obama has the same tendencies. This is unprecedented in American history and should ring alarm bells everywhere.
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