Saturday, January 21, 2017

I made some posters...

It's hard making arguments in poster-length chunks but I have been seeing so many Occupy Democrats memes lately that I thought my head would burst at the stupid.

Tell me what you think.  Please tell me if I have spelled words wrong.  
And I'd love to get ideas for more, so put suggestions in the comments!


More below the jump break.  




27 comments:

AllenS said...

Nice.

ndspinelli said...

Love the posters! Now, I need a safe space.

Lem said...

These are terrific Synova.

chickelit said...

Well done, Synova!

Amartel said...

Deprogramming this cult is going to be a long hard road for all of us.

Synova said...

Thank you. :)

Amartel said...

These posters are great!

Synova said...

I think that I should probably replace "Doing this for others" with "Taking", somehow. I think that it might be ambiguous because maybe someone will think that "Doing" is the actual charity because "this" is not specific.

"Taking them for OTHERS does not make you a Good Person."

What do you think?

Lem said...

Sent out a tweet... these are going viral ☺️

chickelit said...

In other news, FOX News dumps George Will, picks up Nigel Farage.

Sixty Grit said...

Is that true, CL? If so, it's long overdue. Will needs to be sent on his way, traitorous bastard that he is.

Ron said...

Looks like Fox cut Will, Ed Rollins, and Stacey Dash

Sixty Grit said...

Hey Ron - how are you doing?

Ron said...

Synova, maybe there could be a set of posters that stressed how our values are different than the more left leaning. Most of the time this is done negatively or with snark, but perhaps differences could be expressed in more positive language?

just a thought.

Ron said...

Hi Sixty! It's been hell for me for quite awhile, but this past year things have gotten better....

Sixty Grit said...

I am glad to hear it - I know it has been tough for you. Hang in there, keep getting better - that is a good way to trend.

Mumpsimus said...

In the first one: "...I knew that if I ever truly NEEDED something, that someone else had to..." -- one of the thats is superfluous.

I agree with Synova about "Doing this for others." Might be read wrongly.

edutcher said...

Keep it short and sweet.

That's what makes a great poster.

Example - cut the middle para of the third.

AprilApple said...

Perfect, Synova. Ha!

Chip Ahoy said...

Edutcher, agreed, shorter is best for posters. Best when taken in at a glance.

Mason 11987 on Reddit asks, "Why do we have separation of church and state, but still have people swear on the bible for government events?"

This sounds like a sincere question posed by truth seeker.

Surprisingly, the question is answered very nicely right off. I guess they vote the good ones up to the top. But as reddit must go the discussion devolves. The discussion was closed due to repetition.

One of my middle school teachers gave an explanation that served me satisfactorily ever since. It's poster-worthy. She said in Europe there developed a problem with power amassing to a person by holding both a high church position and high state position. Two power positions held by one person.Too much power combined. She might have had Rebeshire in mind. I don't know. Our attitude was to keep those power centers separated. So no bishop can be senator, no vicar also a house representative, and the like. The founders were actually fairly religious people, by image if not by actual fact, (i.e. Andrew Jackson's profane parrot. The bird picked up that language from somewhere and it wasn't the slaves. The slaves were a lot more pious than Jackson, their master.)

But not everybody had a teacher great as that 5th grade educator at Narimasu and so confusion reigns supreme across the land this late in history by imagining the founders to have absolute separation of church and state in mind, a government completely cut off from religion, utterly separated and never the twain shall meet. And that really is something that middle school can handle easily as a poster. Congress starts sessions with prayers, there are mentions of deity everywhere, on our coin and our currency. They took religion as elemental, while its power positions must not mingle with power positions in government. There is no state religion. That doesn't mean there is no religion in the hearts of the people who run the state.

So, get that into Twitter terms for a poster.

George Will leaving Fox. Actually, I didn't know George Will was signed onto Fox. Whatever. He wrote a pissy essay on Trumps inauguration speech titled "The Most Dreadful Inaugural Address in History" his takedown is the most dreadful George Will column in history. His reasoning is just sloppy and piss poor. Each remark is beneath him. So I thought. He doesn't dissect anything, he just bitches line for line. But now I have a new opinion of George Will. He's a miserable little pencil dick. His rice bowl is upturned. His feather bed is unfluffed. His gravy train is derailed. His gravitas is deflated. He's lost his shit. He can't get his groove on or back. And the comments to his essay are equally insipid and resentful. All of them sound like displaced Washingtonites, keystone kops knocking uniformed helmeted heads with nothing to legislate, nothing to regulate, and nothing to enforce. Just worn out gasbags.

Begone!

The essay is all over the place. Honestly. It's a favorite. The left is having a field day with it. See?

Synova said...

HATS!

Chip, maybe hats. One person can't wear a government hat and a church hat and whatever other hat all at the same time.

The Sec of Defense can't wear a military hat and a civil government hat, which is why his appointment needed a waver since it's customary to have longer before putting on the other hat.

Or a lawmaker, executive, and a judge hat at the same time.

But I don't think there is actually any reason that a person couldn't hold a secular office and a church office in the US. I don't think there is any law against it. What we can't ever have are actual encoded laws that put church "tests" on who is allowed to hold civil offices. We can't pass a law that you have to be Catholic, or that Jews can't be legislators, or that Baptists can't vote.

edutcher said...

Ron, you sure you don't mean ABC?

Chip, no offense meant. Just occurred to me a poster is a bumper sticker with a little more room, but you use larger type.

Kind of like doing PowerPoints. Keep the slides basic and fill in the details with the actual presentation.

The sort of thing enshrined in Guy Kawasaki's 10 20 30 rule. I think the 20 becomes 20 seconds (viewing) in a poster, but the rest is the same.

YMMV

Leland said...

Excellent Synova.

If you will accept a little criticism; I think the first was the best, because it hides the punchline better. One of the annoying things about the picture memes of the left is how obvious they are, thus ineffective. That first one was very effective. The others did well too, but the stars and bars with a gun would be automatic skip for the left. Those things scare them.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It's not a stupidity.

It's a strategy.

That's the way I see it.

AllenS said...

Sometimes you have to use a lot of words to get your point across. Well done, Synova. All of them are right on point.

edutcher said...

OT, but

nice little blurb from Surber on Trump ditching TPP on Day One

Now you know why the newsies can't get past the protests.

Lee Lee's Valise said...

Great post as usual.

Thanks for giving us your perspective.