San Francisco’s Sarah Palin Poster: ’Enrage them with fear until they feel justified in their violence.’
January 13, 2011
Have you seen this anti-Palin poster? It’s by street artist Eddie Colla and it’s all the rage in San Francisco.
Progressive Poster of Sarah Palin in San Francisco
With street art it’s all about the message:
“Enrage them with fear until they feel justified in their violence.” explains the artist, “I’ve associated it with a number of people from Glen Beck to Palin, Pinochet to Pol Pot, Hitler etc. Sometimes events unfold in such a way that your message becomes so much more relevant and you have an opportunity to really make an impact and communicate. That’s timing and timing is important.”
“Whether or not Palin influenced Jared Lee Loughner, is rather beside the point. Her actions and her language have been consistently hyperbolic, manipulative and irresponsible. Palin gives speeches and the crowd tends to react to the tough-talk and rhetoric, so that’s what she continues doing it… That behavior is typical of people who participate in pageantry, but that’s not leadership. In light of the past weeks events it might be a good opportunity to examine what is effective or appropriate rhetoric and what we as a society deem unacceptable.”
Progressives. We know they want civil discourse but who are they trying to inspire?