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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Anyway. If there IS a connection, I'm missing it.
    meh, I don't think there's really anything to "get".

    Righties are using it just because it's a way to show their disgust of Obama.

    There's a few of Bush as the Joker that woulda been used just as much if they had been around when he was in office.




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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    I still don't understand what the Joker has to do with Socialism. Where's the connection?
    I thought the same thing, except I was wondering that about Obama.

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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Yeah,,, I noticed that too. I guess the Leftist MSM "forgot" he's an "Artist".
    He's attacking their hero. Of course he's a "perpetrator." Didn't you know it was a crime to mock our fearless leader?

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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    I thought the same thing, except I was wondering that about Obama.
    I think the far right is convinced that Obama = Socialism. NOt understanding that he's actually pretty far to the right of socialism.



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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    I still don't understand what the Joker has to do with Socialism. Where's the connection?
    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Ya got me.

    If I were to guess, it's a parody of the pop-art style "HOPE" posters.

    Or, it has something to do with grinning while selling a socialist agenda.
    It makes no sense whatsoever since The Joker is a psychotic anarchist. If the artist wanted it to make any kind of sense they shouldve used Dr Doom or Red Skull.
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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think the far right is convinced that Obama = Socialism.
    Well yeah, in actual terms, it's pretty obvious. I was just making fun of them here; the only thing that rightists can identify as "socialist" is the USSR and the NHS.

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    It makes no sense whatsoever since The Joker is a psychotic anarchist.
    Because he likes wide-scale destruction and disorder? As Christopher Hitchens said of a rival making comparisons of jihadists and anarchists (assuming he wasn't drunk ), "Bennet in his closing paragraph compares jihadism to 19th-century anarchism, which shows that he hasn't read Proudhon or Bakunin or Kropotkin either." It really applies to all attempts to use "anarchist" as such a crudely pejorative label, I'd say.

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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    It makes no sense whatsoever since The Joker is a psychotic anarchist. If the artist wanted it to make any kind of sense they shouldve used Dr Doom or Red Skull.
    Most people don't know that.
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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    He's attacking their hero. Of course he's a "perpetrator." Didn't you know it was a crime to mock our fearless leader?
    So That's why B.O.'s Poll numbers have hit so low, so quick. Less than a year in,,,and spiraling down. He'll surpass Jimmy Carter in less than 2 years.

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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    It makes no sense whatsoever since The Joker is a psychotic anarchist. If the artist wanted it to make any kind of sense they shouldve used Dr Doom or Red Skull.
    It doesn't need to make sense. Quite obviously, it's drawing upon some old racist caricatures of black people performed by whites in blackface. We've all seen those images, they are deeply engrained in our collective psyche, and the Joker/Obama morphing punches a nerve, especially for black folks.



    That's what it's designed to do, frankly.

    I don't like it, I think it's in atrocious taste, but I also believe that the speech we need to protect the most, sometimes, is that which offends us the most deeply.

    It's a matter of principle for me to defend the right of some posters here to use it, no matter how tasteless I find their choice. Trust me when I say it significantly lowers my opinion of those who find it acceptable, though.

    On the other hand, there is an agent provocateur inside me that does enjoy the fact that we maintain the ability in this nation to engage in such provocative displays. That definitely sets us apart from Europe, the UK and Canada these days. I like mocking some other people's most dearly cherished beliefs, so I have to give up some access to mockery of my own.
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    Re: Obama "Joker" Artist is a Palestinian Arab from Chicago

    It's a curious paradox, then, if you don't approve of the expression of unscrupulous or otherwise unsavory sentiments, but approve of the rigorous exercise of the institution that permits such expression. It stays consistent, though.

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