The War of '08
Final image. "The Struggle at Home"
Thinking about this war and what it meant to me was an interesting process. I came to the realization that I did not think much about the war and that was part of the problem. I thought I should refresh my memory on how we got into this mess.
9-11: blame Osama Bin Laden and bomb Afghanistan to dust.
check. Made some sense. Missed the Osama part though.
Sadam has WMD’s and harbors al qaeda..
Got Sadam, No WMD’s … no real al qaeda, until later…
Quagmire. In a mess and to not look stupid we get into a bigger mess. blah blah...Democracy! Oil!... add your option here...
“Fight them there so we don’t fight them here.” BS.
What happened to home field advantage?
I don’t think too many people think about this war on a daily basis. I would walk the streets of New York and see young people buying I-pods and sneakers without a care in the world. Clearly this is not the WW2 war effort at home. I see no victory garden’s, No posters saying “loose lips sink ships.” No conversion of factories to the war effort. No rationing. The biggest thing of all:
No Draft. Guess that would be a deal ender.
I suppose some would argue, we fight the war so we can buy I-pods and walk around wasting oil, that's the American way. yeah, ok...
I called my piece: “The struggle at home”
Vote. There has to be a better way to do things.
Come to the opening on Jan. 9th at The Society of Illustrators.