'Corporate US Flag' - an example of 'philosophical art'

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charaznableamurorei

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This thread might come off as yet another anti-America, anti-imperialist rant. However, I wish that it would not degenerate into that. I wish to illustrate a point I made in Order-of-Reason, which was: art and philosophy can be fused and 'dance a wonderful dance'.

Here is example of art from Adbusters ( http://adbusters.org/metas/politico/unbrandamerica/flytheflag.html ) that, IMHO, successfully mingles art and philosophy. Adbusters is basically a counter-consumerist group that uses art as a vector (not merely tool, but vector or means) to express their philosophies.

Also, this is in response to a suggestion on Order-of-Reason re: * Is US foreign policy actively evil or recklessly malevolent?* Delimiting any country's foreign policy to political/military matters would be seriously under-appreciating the more 'subtle tools of statecraft', like capitalism, influence in multinational/supranational bodies like the UN, IMF-WB, regional/world trade orgs, etc.
BTW, this art from Adbusters is my personal response to that topic. ^^

Oh my, such a looong intro. Vamos! I present you with the art, 'The Corporate U.S. Flag'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/charaznableamurorei/adbusters_us_flag.jpg

Awaiting your reactions/debates/discussions on this piece!

Oh, and if anyone else has some other 'philosophical/political artwork' out there, please do share it in here too! Though we'd have to exercise real caution here: things might turn ugly/flamey... exercise discretion, minna! There's plenty more in Adbusters' site (I am still thinking whether or not to post aplenty of them here...).

Apologeia:
Gomen, minna, for not being able to be up-to-speed in my commitments:commenting, group activities, proposed projects. Insert here the usual excuses: MA degree, office work, ennui, the scatterbrained-person-that-is-moi. Promise, I am doing my best in catching up!

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  • Feb 05, 2005

Summoner

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What is there is just true.What US foreign policy is could be identified as dominating/expansive.
No debates,I also want to state that I don't have anti-american feelings,I'm just reasonable.

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  • Feb 05, 2005

Mordin

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I guess the corporate US flag is a representation of the progression on how society has evolved. I think the coporate flag is form of globalization of national mulit corporation(MSC). Trades and economy is what drives the current culture, so it isn't a big surprise to seen that represent in the flag. Flag is symbol, and the flag in which you raise is a perfect symbol of our cousmer culture.

Well I found something on the net too.
edit: didn't display right.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Sauron4389/Ads/718.gif

I couldn't figure what it is trying to say, it is a backward flag. So really don't have clue to the meaning, it is open to interpretation.

Edit: this is for the liberals and the Bush haters I guess. :) If you are a conservative or a Bush supporter pleas Look Away. :) *Runs from the Bush supporters* :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Sauron4389/Ads/373.jpg

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  • Feb 05, 2005

charaznableamurorei

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Thanks, summoner, for the comments.

Mordin, thanks for the submissions! I think what the "Turn Left" flag you submitted was probably made by some left-leaning people, i.e. socialists/communists. A dying/dead (?) breed in America (umm, have you heard of anything from the CPUSA?) "Turn Left" simply means, 'pursue a socialist/communist agenda or program.' Which is nearly impossible to do and achieve in the US -- sorry, CPUSA.

And yes, Bush supporters, don't look above. Well, the Bush image is kinda demeaning to our primate cousins, don't you think? ^^

Oh, here's another Adbuster poster. Very kawaii! Open your heart to it, please, and interpret! And do continue submitting some other 'philoshophical/political art', k? Again, exercise discretion... ^^
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/charaznableamurorei/baby_ad.jpg

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  • Feb 05, 2005

Mordin

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That is very cute, lol the M generation. Hey chara, I think I heard of cpusa from the history books, I guess communism in US don't have a huge following at all. :) Well at least the FBI isn't spying on them like they did in the 50s, one point they have over 1000 agents under E. Hoover inside the communist party of USA, and the communist party total only 2000 people at that time. You can do the math, who is the real communist. :)

Here is one that is somewhat on the left.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Sauron4389/Ads/negotiate-new1.jpg

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  • Feb 05, 2005

Anjhurin

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hum well as for the corporate flag, i think that's like making one for the US, but you can make it for any developped country as well.... just that the US are devilized (does that word even exist ?), cause they're the only real power left on this planet for the time..... but really if europe goes into some kinda federation someday, you can make a flag that way too (though we only have 25 states for now :D )

problem is also that we say the US policy is bad etc..... true that they do come and settle down in every country, but is there not some sort of mutual agreement between those countries? we can say the US are bad, but if we want to be beaten, it's our fault too.... ~_~
but well i assume that there are some pressions exercised maybe, like if you don't let us come, we won't buy from you anymore, or something like that.... but it's not only the US who do that, every country that has the slighest bit of power use it to take advantage, the US just have more power than others

  • Feb 05, 2005
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Quote by Anjhurinproblem is also that we say the US policy is bad etc..... true that
they do come and settle down in every country, but is there not some
sort of mutual agreement between those countries? we can say the US are
bad, but if we want to be beaten, it's our fault too.... ~_~

Exactly. It's an S&M relationship: One wants to beat the other up and the other wants to be beaten up. It may be kinky when it happens between persons but it's just plain sad to see it happen between two nations.

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Anjhurin

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ahah lol, yeah my eyes are used to see that little thing bounce up and down... ^_^'
anyway, yeah that was exactly what i wanted to express. the problem is that they have to assume their power, and not beat up the willing countries somehow. but that is the way the US are, and they want to beat and assert that power. why couldn't india be the world's superpower? at least they've got some sense of helping each other, but the us is more proned to domination than cooperation.

well don't remember who said that, but 'power corrupts, absolut power absolutely corrupts'

  • Feb 06, 2005
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You can actually buy that as a full on flag.

  • Feb 06, 2005

Daemonarch

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I dont know , but this planet is turning capitalist, that moves the money.

  • Feb 07, 2005

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