Thursday, January 29, 2009

This made me smile...

So I decided to pass it on.
http://americantruckersatwar.com/2009/01/18/dear-american-liberals-leftists-social-progressives-socialists/

7 comments:

Ashok said...

Off-topic - just wanted to say hi, hope you're doing well. Was looking at your art and was interested in what you're working on recently.

machinepolitick said...

I'm doing well, thanks. Staying busy. I just accepted an invitation to do some writing and art promotion with Modern Conservative. It's very exciting to finally have someone interested in promoting Conservative art. Our goal is to compile a network of artists of all media and promote our agenda.
I'm currently working on a 2x4 ft painting comparing Hillary to Eva Peron. Obviously, it's not meant as a compliment, as some people think. I've compiled a great deal of research over the last couple years for a Che painting, and it works out to be good timing with that stupid movie coming out recently. I have the layout fairly concrete and hope to start preparing the canvas this weekend, hopefully about 4ft square. I'm really excited to do something large scale. I have ideas for some large Liberty paintings with an Art Deco background. I also hope to start doing some small scale drawings for the younger crowd who like my art, but can't afford paintings. I'm doing research for a series on Ayn Rand's writings, and I'm trying to get a production schedule for my jewelry because of recent interest in that.
Am I nuts, or what? I say set your goals high, no one else is going to take care of this crazy artist.I won't let them. Now, if I could just sell something, smile!
I hope you're doing well. I saw that you've been busy. I read your posts regularly, but don't always comment. Some of your writing is just too far over my head. I do enjoy them, though, and you often give great advice.

foutsc said...

Thanks for the link to that website. I rode in quite a few convoys in Iraq with those guys, but I was armed and riding in an up armored Humvee or 10k, they weren't. There was quite a few of those good men killed and wounded hauling for Uncle Sam's troops over there...

machinepolitick said...

Thank you for your service. I know it's not cool to respect the military and the people who help them keep our country safe, but I'm not looking to be cool. Too many people sit back home thinking they are free because of government, when the truth is, our soldiers give us that luxury. I thought the website and article were good, and decided to give them the post. I'm glad you liked it.
I'm hoping to get some more Conservative and Patriotic artists organized and working to change the mindset of the art community. I think our voices need to be heard and the work we do to pay tribute to our troops is important.
I'm working on a project with ModernConservative.com to get a conservative art movement organized and promote an alternative to the Liberal stranglehold on the art community. I'll be posting an excellent video soon as part of that effort.
If you know any artists who are struggling because they are Conservative, please pass me the links. I'll be happy to contact them.

foutsc said...

Good luck with the conservative art thing. I've known quite a few artsy people (dance, musicians and painting artists) and they are all liberals. My theory is that the same thing that makes someone artistic (idealism, romanticism, sympathy, highly emotional, finely tuned sense of right and wrong and good at detecting undertones, outside the box creative) also makes them liberal.

Underlying liberalism and art is a desire to be looked at, liked, loved, wanted, needed. Underneath that is a desire to control, but I'm out on a psychological limb now...

It is for these reasons (plus I am an amateur musician) I tend to cut liberal artists way more slack than the average conservative.

I'd be interested to see what progress you've made in a year. I hope I don't sound like I'm dumping on your project because I'm not. I think you have set a noble goal and I hope you succeed.

machinepolitick said...

No worries.I think we can make this work.It will take some change in the Conservative community more than anything. I don't think Liberals are necessarily more in touch with the psychology you mention, so much as it is frowned upon in the Conservative mindset. I know many people think I'm a nut job because I have funky hair, tattoos and piercings. I also tend to be socially and technically challenged. All of the things that make me an artist, I'm sure. Those things will hopefully get better with time. We (Conservatives) have allowed ourselves to be stereotyped to the point where we feel self-conscious expressing ourselves creatively. That is made more difficult by the aggressively nasty wing of the Liberal mindset.
Luckily, I find it all inspiring.I consider myself to be a strong person, and I will fight my way to the top.
I think one of my biggest setbacks is that I don't care what people think. Sometimes that is taken to mean that I don't respect other points of view or appreciate support or criticisms.
I will also be interested to see where we are in a year. For me, it's very exciting, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I am extremely lucky and thankful that my husband and son are able to deal with me. I know I can be difficult at times.

foutsc said...

My money is on you succeeding. An indomitable spirit combined with nonconformism is a powerful combination. I'm thinking Waylon Jennings, Neil Young...

You are the kind of "funky haired, tattooed, pierced" conservatives we need more of.

You are right that conservatives are reticent about letting their freak flags fly. But their are a lot of freaky conservatives out there. I retired from the military a few years ago and I look like a hippie now. My wife liked the old look better, but it's all good.

I love the Hillary as Evita idea, and if you get a smart marketing person behind you the Ayn Rand themed art could really take off.

Rock On!