|September 11th, 2008|
"Obama Remains Cool Amidst The Ghosts Of 9/11"by Taco Werewolf
18"x24" acrylic painting on Masonite
In this painting, Dick Cheney is seen trying to crush the conspiracy theory that says the Twin Towers actually fell due to a flaming red hot jalapeno that he, himself, placed in the basement of each building, and which were set to explode at his evil command. This theory probably isn't true but for the past few years since that horrible day in 2001, I've noticed how conspiracies about what REALLY happened ON 9-11 and who was responsible have become more accepted as mainstream. At first it seemed that those who said the government was somehow responsible, or at least that they conspired to let it happen, were considered to be mentally ill and their ravings were deemed as ludicrous. But in the years that followed, as the Bush administration continued on their course of war and violation of human and civil rights and liberties, it seemed to become more believable to many Americans that perhaps there was some truth in the fact that the official story of 9-11 is not entirely accurate. Many Americans seemed to become more amenable to the idea that perhaps our own government would be willing to kill its own people, endanger the lives of our own brave firemen, policemen, soldiers and businessmen for the sake of justifying a "War on Terror" whose result was simply invading another country, Iraq, for their OIL? And who benefits from these profits? Is it you and me? The last I heard, the price of gasoline is going up, not down.
I'm not here to say any of the conspiracies are true. I love America and I am proud to be a part of it. I think there are problems right now but I also think we can change and that's why I am a supporter of Barack Obama. I've created this site and these paintings to help document, for my myself and perhaps for a few others, the changing and developing feelings and opinions of Americans which I've noticed as I've followed the 2008 election campaign. It really hit me hard how much people really dislike and distrust our government when I was watching the Republican and Democratic conventions in August and early September. I was startled by the seemingly endless chants of protesters who often disrupted televison news broadcasts with their chants of "9-11 was an inside job!!" So it is in this context, in a time when so many people have become so distrustful and so frustrated, when so many people feel so disillusioned about the American dream and even hateful of our government, that we have an opportunity to elect a president who can possibly break the mold of our past leaders and become truly transformative.
The ghosts of 9-11 will still haunt this country for a very long time. Even if Obama gets elected that in no way means we can close the book on what happened seven years ago. That is evidenced by the fact that one of the major promises Obama has made during the campaign is that he vows to revive and ramp up the efforts to catch and kill Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of 9-11. He intends to escalate efforts in the war in Afghanistan to catch bin Laden so it seems that, finally, SEVEN YEARS LATER, we are actually going to do something about what happened on that day? So the ghosts of 9-11 will still haunt us. The spirits of all the dead men and women who tragically died on that day will see sadly linger in our hearts and haunt all of our hallways. I still remember that day, when it happened, and how I was sitting in my living room. I had my werewolf mask on and I was eating tacos in my underwear and I nearly vomited as I watched, horror-stricken, as people held hands and jumped out of the windows of the World Trade Center. I don't want to forget how horror-stricken I was on that day and how important that day was to America's history. I don't want us to ever forget and that's why I've made this painting to commemorate 9-11 this year.
And the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl that year, in 2001. That's why I have put Tom Brady in this painting. Does it not seem strange to you, that in a time when all Americans were being urged to be "patriots" and stick together, to go along with whatever our government says, that the New England PATRIOTS football team wins the SUPER BOWL?!!! And they were a heavy 14 point underdog against the Rams. Years later, in 2007, Bill Belichick and the Patriots would be accused of cheating and I wonder if they had been cheating all along? And was their cheating sanctioned by the government? Was the New England Patriots dynasty actually a propaganda ploy on the part of the Bush administration to instill in the back of our minds that the "War on Terror" was just? If you'll notice, what has happened since the Patriots went 16-0 in the 2007 regular season? They were beaten by the New York Giants!! Could this all be a metaphorical, symbolic play on the part of hidden powers greater than ourselves? Was the 2007 Super Bowl supposed to represent the people of New York, all of those firemen, policemen and businessmen who were tragically killed getting their revenge? I just seems strange to me how the fall of the Patriots dynasty seems to run parallel with the fall of the Bush administration. Oh,and what happened to Tom Brady in 2008? He gets injured, put out for the rest of the year on Week ONE of the season!! Again, I'm just exploring and documenting some ideas and observations I've had concerning 9-11. Like most Americans it is a very important event to me and I wanted to commemorate it in some way this year.
Obama Smoking A Cigarette Serves As A Positive Reminder Of His Humanity
Even Tacos And Underwear Cannot Help Osama bin Laden
The Possible Use Of Tom Brady As A Government Propaganda Tool
Tacos, Underwear And A Failed Attempt At "Feel Good Art"
George Bush And Presidential "Ghost Mouth" Syndrome
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