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19 SEPTEMBER 2005

The War On Terror And Other Conservative Catchphrases

"The word terror activates your fear, and fear activates the strict father model, which is what conservatives want. The "war on terror" is not about stopping you from being afraid, it's about making you afraid."
(George Lakoff University of California, Berkeley)

[George Lakoff uses the metaphor of the family to explain contemporary American conservative politics. He draws a distinction between a strict father model and a nurturing parents model. He believes that Bush and his conservative cronies evoke the strict father model as a mechanism for enforcing control and reframing debate around issues of security and self-interest. Clearly the conservatives in Australia are following a similar line which is evident in their anti-terrorism campaign played-out through television advertisements and train station billboards.]

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Australian Liberal Partyconservative catchphrasescontrolGeorge LakoffGeorge W. Bushlinguisticsnurturing • Protect Australia From Terrorism • Rockridge Institute • security • self-interest • war on terror
30 APRIL 2005

Visual Ideology: politics of visual language

"As graphic designers we often use the power of image to persuade, convince, reveal or to construct a contextual stage for messages. A great deal of research and consideration goes into this process of deciding what type of imagery will best convey our ideas. As visual thinkers we are accustomed to deciphering the distinctions created by color, form, scale, etc. By cropping away information or altering an images color we can more effectively represent our ideas. All of this, of course, assumes our decisions are correct, that they will elicit from the audience the desired response. But how often do we evaluate these visual decisions after the creative process has concluded? What happens to our work after it is released for public consumption?

In regard to politics the use of image is used to associate personalities with issues, display concern or patriotism and of course create negative associations as well. Notice the recent trend of political speeches in front of a backdrop of issue words or phrases such a 'economic growth' or 'healthcare.' How well do these efforts succeed? More importantly, how visually literate is the general public in terms of detecting and interpreting what they see?

Visual Ideology is an effort to raise awareness to the use of images in messaging. Given the choice, what images would the general public associate with specific ideas or words? How can one image be more meaningful than another similar image? This project asks viewers to to make decisions as to images that best represent their visual definition of political terms or ideas. During this process it is hoped that viewers will begin to develop a better understanding of how visual imagery can influence meaning. By placing the responsibility of making these visual decisions with the viewer they get to experience a part of graphic design. As graphic designers, we get to see how self defined political personalities might be visually represented. Though not necessarily a ideological map, this project will hopefully offer some insight as to how differing political personalities interpret visual information."
(http://visualideology.asoe.net/primary/summary.php)

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15 JUNE 2004

Parodies of George Dubya Bush's State of the Union Addresses

Fig.1 "State of the Union... Not Good - by Edo Wilkins (2002)", Uploaded by 'politicalremix' on 26 Mar 2011

Fig.2 "Bush's 'State Of The Union' Parody", Uploaded by 'LastPatriotStanding' on 8 Apr 2008

Fig.3 "Bush: 2004 State of the Union Remix", Uploaded by 'WalrusHat' on 19 Jan 2011

[Insightful parodies of George W. Bush delivering his various State of the Union Addresses]

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2002 • axis of evil • culture jammingcut-up • Edo Wilkins • George Bush • George Dubya Bush • George W Bush • George W. Bushmash-upparodypolitical satirere-purposeRepublicansatiresatirical illustrationsocial conservatismspoofState of the Union • union • viral

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Simon Perkins
09 JUNE 2004

Faces Of The Fallen: Photomosaic

[A photomosaic image of George W. Bush composed of photographs of US casualties of the recent US-lead Iraq invasion. -A likely comment on the human-cost of his fundamentalist ambitions.]

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culture jamming • Faces of the Fallen • George BushGeorge W. BushinvasionIraq • photomosaic • United States Armed Forces
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