New World Order

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The idea of a New World Order has been kicking around for years. I don’t believe you have to be a gun toting conspiracy theorist to see that the world is changing. Freedoms are slowly being eroded the lines between government and corporations are blurring. Real choice is evaporating as stores, news and media become evermore simply different heads on the same beast.While countries like China buy up whole slices of the planet the general public become less aware of real life and more absorbed into trivial gossip, game and reality shows.Empire building is not dead it just goes on in board rooms and on computer screens. Maybe we will wake up one day to find that not only our country but us have been sold to the highest bidder. By the time the Tanks roll in the war which most never thought was happening will be over and lost.I know this sounds impossible, but many things over the years have sounded impossible but time and time they have been achieved, often much quicker than people could have possibly imagined.  If you had told the younger me that we would spend our lives online (which wouldn’t have even meant anything) and that shopping and entertainment would be simply a click away I would say you where crazy. Yet between leaving school in 1983 and now in may ways we are living in a different world.

What really constitutes a New World Order anyway, you could say it’s happened time and time again The Roman empire, The rise of Christianity even the British Empire were all New World Orders. Some lasted longer than others but all have been supersede by something ever bigger, stronger and far less obvious.While Your kids may not be staring down the barrel of a tank, do not be as naive to believe the world your children have been born into will in anyway be the same as the one you ‘enjoyed’ .

Laugh off the idea of a New World Order it’s silly right? Or is it ? Only you can answer that as only you can determine what constitutes change that warrants such a spooky title.Maybe Resistance is futile, maybe the fight the war that never came is over and we all lost or maybe it’s all just beginning . You may choose to buy this product to mock or warn but whatever your reason it will spark conversation that’s for sure.

Shut Up, Slave

I started to listen to a podcast called  +No Agenda  about 3 months ago by +John C. Dvorak  and +Adam Curry . I find it amusing and informative. I shall not go into great detail about the program as you can check it out and listen to it yourself here:- www.noagendashow.com

One of the things that captured my imagination it there ‘shut up, slave!’ catch phrase. I new it had to become a picture and I knew exactly what it would look like in my usual minimalist style.

 

I’m one of those that believe that all the few freedoms we hold are slowly, but surely being swept away. Look at the globe and you will see that some of the most populated countries on earth do not hold citizens freedoms as important. People are often simply just a commodity to be used and abused. As countries like China buy up whole slices of our industries how long will it be until America and Europe see the annoying concept of freedom is holding them back. The people in power do exactly as they want, but they can do it even better if they don’t have to listen to our protests and complaints .

 You may see the idea of you becoming a slave as impossible, but are not most of us in some form of corporate slavery all ready. While we may not see ourselves in literal prison camps, like Slaves we look to a ever shrinking number of masters for our employment food and even shelter.
Surly we must all Wake up and speak out now, before we can’t, before we are simply told to  ‘shut up, Slave!.

Then They came for me

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My Art work inspired by the following popular poem :-

First They Came by Pastor Martin Niemoller
First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me