This morning, Rush Limbaugh made an interesting comment – he said that when Obama's popularity starts to flag, the tipping point will be when it becomes 'cool' to dislike Obama. Rush thinks that the appearance of the Obama Joker poster in LA may be just that tipping point.
What I think is really interesting is the reaction of liberals to this image – they are so shocked by this blasphemy (against the messiah, who is also black, so making fun of him is both anti-american AND racist), that they either shake their head with a worried look ("um, that's really not proper") or recoil in horror ("that's creepy").
Of course, some libs are taking the approach that "this comparison is inaccurate," missing the point of such art pretty much entirely, just like Christians missed the point of Seranno's "piss Christ." Shocking sychophants out of their adoration is meant to reveal to THEM their worship which can make them and their oragnizations sick and inhuman. It is attacking sacred cows.
The comparison may not be entirely accurate here, but the intent most certainly is more than just kicking a sacred negro, and letting the worshippers know that not everyone worships with them. It's also meant to criticize his policies. Smart people sometimes resort to such mockery when intellectual arguments are ignored. So there you have it.
Of course, you can always just do what I am doing, which is buy the T-shirt.
I just learned of now 10 year-old child prodigy Akiane, a self-taught artist who paints what God shows her in visions. Her paintings are so good I thought it was a hoax, and tried to find her on Snopes.com, but to no avail.
She has been featured in Christianity Today, on CNN (you MUST watch this 3 minute video, amazing) and you can see an interview with her (also amazing) and a musical presentation of her artwork. If you go through her online gallery, you can read her comments on each painting. Amazing for a young girl. Humbling.