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Great Awakening


The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 made it LEGAL for the American public to be propagandized by the US government, that is, to be lied to. I've wondered why this new law was even deemed necessary. Did the spinners of establishment narratives need legal cover before laying on falsehoods and mixed truths more thickly and widely? Are we warier now, with many historical documents being declassified, of how staged events catalyze increased militarism and social control? Or is division the goal of this propaganda? I've certainly noticed a downturn in our national discourse since it was put into effect.

Some posit that we are in the midst of A Great Disinformation War, played behind the scenes. People who look behind the curtain of the establishment narrative are labeled as "conspiracy theorists", or worse. World views are fragile things, and people reflexively protect them because no one wants to appear to have been hoodwinked or fooled. Disclosure upends worlds.

I created these concept designs for a series of graphic propaganda posters meant to raise questions and spark conversation about many issues orbitting the established popular narrative, including:

social media political censorship vs. social media as a public utility open to all...



how Big Pharma protects its bottom line...



the kabuki of the Twitter era of politics...



media distraction & misdirection...



hagiography & whitewashing...



& destruction of secrecy & anonymity.