Tuesday, 17 May 2016

One Man Photoshop Protests (2011)

After the obscene birthing of the bastard child 2010 Lib- Con Tory government, and during the apoplectic convulsions of the 2011 London riots, I embarked on my own One Man Photoshop protest. In that bockety ferment, stories of the Bullingdon Club and Cameron’s moral piety piled up uncomfortably against unending health & environmental injustices resulting from unabated globalisaed corporatism. The Greece crisis, Occupy Movement and Anti austerity student protests were fuel to the fire. For a few months at least, it seemed to me, to quote Jim Morrison the “whole shit house could go up in flames.” Well it didn’t, and things returned to their shapeless trammelled drudgery, kicking the can further down the road. The media did a good job for their masters in portraying a narrative of moral savagery being the cause of the riots; the shooting of Mark Duggan was just an inconvenient fact. Some of these photoshops are better than others, but they’re all borne out of the same anger and outrage. One day the Lion will wake up and roar. Until then, you’ve got some crap photoshops to entertain you.
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London Riots

 Fireman Sam- Hero of the Cartoon Revolution

As a 16-year-old exchange student in Munich, Nick Clegg and a friend drunkenly set fire to what he called "the leading collection of cacti in Germany". When news of the incident was reported during his time as Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, Clegg said he had behaved "appallingly, irresponsibly, criminally" and that he was "not proud" of it. He was not formally charged, but performed a kind of community service. Its still a bit of a prickly issue for him when it comes to punishment of the London rioters.

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Coalition Moral Piety

The Road To Parliamentary Democracy

 George Osborne: Obey

 St. Cameron's Moral Crusade

Deliver Us From Slow- Motion Moral Collapse

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Food Industry Corruption

 What's The Worst That Can Happen?

 Haribo- Sponsoring Diabetic Ulcers Since 1920


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The Environment Industry

AstraZeneca- F@cking up animals and shit since 1999

McSlash & McBurn

McDonalds Green Logo

BP- raping the Earth since 1909

Godzilla in Fukushima

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Starving Africa

These are probably the crappest of my One Man Photoshop Protests. What I don't like about them is they convey the (somewhat trite) idea that "Africa" is a weak, passive, exploited, ubiquitously poor continent without the wit or ability to resist globalisation, following on from my Poison Fire blog. Of course thats at best (or worst) part of a complex picture which I have no credentials to comment upon. That said, I think as Photoshop creations they are at least stark and certainly thought provoking, so I have included them below.

Half & half 

Let Them Eat Cake II 

Let Them Eat Cake III


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