image 016Misinformation

Digital Painting - Image 016 - Misinformation
There are billions of fools on this planet. Mindless muppets who have little ability to see the misinformation for what it is. Because of the human need to feel the warmth of belonging to a particular tribe they then absorb and then regurgitate the ideas in that information silo. This is the saddest thing I have seen with the development of the internet the willingness to swallow misinformation.
Left wing, right wing – it doesn’t matter. 99% of you have little ability to think outside of the box. Even more laughable is that you point to the ‘others’ in their silo and can see quite clearly their stupidity.
It’s unfortunate that these digital abstract paintings don’t get a wider audience. If people had the opportunity to view them I believe they would love them.
The reason I have chosen to add the lyrics for the Crass song is because I believe we (the 99%) are all after the same thing. An opportunity to leave meaningful lives. Unfortunately the 1% have created division with the tool of misinformation. These lyrics in particular stand out for me.
So don’t fool yourself you’re helping with your white liberal shit
If you care to take a closer look at the way things really stand
You’d see we’re all just niggers to the rulers of this land
And once they divide us they have conquered us. I am constantly reminded of this when I see supporters of various politicians (left and right) rehash their tired old lies with nary a thought for the real unvarnished reality. This is what misinformation does.
Dimensions: 8334px X 12500px.
Painted: 2022.
Availability: Coming soon.

The story behind this painting

White Punks on Hope
Song by Crass


They said that we were trash
Well the name is crass, not clash
They can stuff their punk credentials
Cause it’s them that take the cash
They won’t change nothing with their fashionable talk
All their rar badges and their protest walk
Thousands of white men standing in a park
Objecting to racism’s like a candle in the dark
Black man’s got his problems and his way to deal with it
So don’t fool yourself you’re helping with your white liberal shit
If you care to take a closer look at the way things really stand
You’d see we’re all just niggers to the rulers of this land
Punk was once an answer to years of crap
A way of saying no where we’d always said yep
But the moment we saw a way to be free
They invented a dividing line, street credibility
The qualifying factors are politics and class
Left wing macho street fighters willing to kick arse
They said because of racism they’d come out on the street
It was just a form of fascism for the socialist elite
Bigotry and blindness, a marxist con
Another clever trick to keep us all in line
Neat little labels to keep us all apart
To keep us all divided when the troubles start
Pogo on a nazi, spit upon a jew
Vicious mindless violence that offers nothing new
Left wing violence, right wing violence, all seems much the same
Bully boys out fighting, it’s just the same old game
Boring fucking politics that’ll get us all shot
Left wing, right wing, you can stuff the lot
Keep your petty prejudice, I don’t see the point
Anarchy and freedom is what I want


White Punks on Hope lyrics © Rough Trade Publishing
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