Saturday, April 05, 2008

Barack Channeling Che

When I saw this Obama campaign poster:

I was immediately reminded of this image of Che Guevara:

Perhaps the connection was embedded in my subconscious by this minor controversy involving a Guevara flag in the office of one of Obama's campaign volunteers. Anyways, it could just be my mind seeing a clustering illusion, or a pattern where none exists.

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  • Headmistress, zookeeper

    No illusion. The neo-Soviet propaganda style is deliberate. more here.

  • Harmony

    My first thought was that he looked like Mao ZeDong or Kim Il-Seong (not that he looks particularly Asian in that picture, but he looks more like those men than he did like Stalin or Lenin). The style of that picture is SO similar - it's unmistakeable.

  • JunkMale

    FYI to poster at 11:59AM: I deleted your comment because we do not tolerate profanity here. If there is a next time and you would like for your comment to stay, please express yourself in G-rated language. If you are willing to do that, feel free to stay a while. Thanks ;)