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Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Dictator Fashion Show (via Posthuman Blues)
So what's happening? What's up with Bush and Schwarzenegger's uniforms and billboards?

It would appear that Bush and Schwarzenegger's handlers are not only test marketing these visual cues of dictatorship, they are also conditioning the public to accept them. Gradually, leaders-in-uniform and leaders-on-billboard will be seen with greater frequency, until finally no one questions it-or, at least, none dare question it. Perhaps, too, the president, like Hitler, will at some point announce that he will dress only in uniform as long as the war lasts. Which, of course, will be forever.

And, should that day arrive, the president will not be the only one in uniform.

Who needs uniforms and billboards anymore? I would say W's cult of personality has developed quite well without such antiquated methods. Of course, doing it old-school never hurts, either. It's particularly effective among illiterate peasants, and lord knows the "red states" are swarming with them.

2 Comments:

  • Gee... I *like* the idea of a "W" armband!

    By Blogger Mac, at 3/24/2005 03:35:00 PM  

  • I just want a state-issued 8x10 portrait for every room in my house. And it's the 21st century, they would each have an embedded motion detector that that set off one of his nifty phrases everytime someone comes near them.

    By Blogger jason, at 3/24/2005 03:57:00 PM  

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