What could I say about American politics that anyone hasn't already said? Who would want to even hear my opinion on a matter that I barely participate in? My artwork is influenced by the world around me, and the world around me is America. It's an election year. It is a very strange election year. We may be witnessing an end to politics as we once knew it. The whole process seems archaic. Mainstream media is being exposed for the biased nonsense it is. Everyone is on the internet. The curtain has been pulled back. The majority of the public seems to be attracted to the two candidates not taking corporate money. Some people just want to see a woman (in men's clothing) at the helm. What the fuck is a pantsuit? It's just a suit, right? A suit made for women. Why is it not just called a suit? A pantsuit!? Men's suits have pants too. Pantsuit...HA! They should call it vagisuit, or broad trousers.
Anyway, the masses have been force-fed Kool Aid since newspaper's and television's inception. Money talks. Billionaires get their way. Money can't buy you happiness, but it has bought many elections. They had a good run. For years, billionaires like the Koch brothers have donated their way into the pockets of presidential hopefuls, so they could profit. They dress up a monkey in a tutu and parade them in front of cameras. They fed us the delicious Kool Aid we thought we always needed. A manipulation of the gullible masses. Empty promises and puppeteered agendas. It worked for a long time.
I think we are seeing an end to the two party, with us or against us, system. Bernie Sanders has raised a fortune on small donations. I believe we will see more of this in elections to come. Someone once suggested politicians wear suits like Nascar drivers, with the corporate sponsors sewn on for display. What a sight that would be. Anyway, I've said nothing new. I've just made a new image about it.