Beloved Sister

Beloved Sister

We are sup­posed to iden­ti­fy with nation above human­i­ty or sis­ter­hood, to sup­port end­less wars, to not-see our gov­ern­men­t’s crimes dressed up in “human­i­tar­i­an inter­ven­tions.” Let’s not. We should be out­raged that women and their loved ones all over the world are being relent­less­ly tram­meled by the injus­tice of our wars. Wars, now, not just led by men, but also by women of great pow­er and deception.

No War

NoWar

This is not a cliché. Unfor­tu­nate­ly. We are caught in an end­less war. Our gov­ern­ment has a wait­ing list of wars as if the ones they have going now are not enough. On and on we (?) bomb, shoot, sab­o­tage, rape, poi­son, and tor­ture to serve the few. So, as an artist, I must do this poster that will be con­sid­ered by some to be a cliché, but is not.

Make Truth The New Normal

WearWhistle

Any­one remem­ber the sto­ry about George Wash­ing­ton chop­ping down the cher­ry tree, then own­ing up to it when his dad­dy asked who the cul­prit was? “I can­not tell a lie,” lit­tle Georgie said. I don’t know about you but that sto­ry was cen­tral to my ear­li­est social stud­ies edu­ca­tion. Hon­esty the best pol­i­cy. Our heroes the truth-tellers. Nev­er mind it was polit­i­cal mythol­o­gy, not actu­al­ly true, part of the con­jur­ing up of false fronts for those in pow­er. I’m going to run with it.  My heroes are the truth-tellers. The brave ones who actu­al­ly do speak the truth. No mat­ter what, because it’s the right thing to do. In fact, I’m going to take it a step fur­ther. Let’s not admire those heroes. Let’s be those heroes. Let’s all grab a whistle.