The Joke’s On Them

The Liberals, led by the biased MSM took one look at the posters of President Obama as the Joker ala Keith Ledger and raised hew and cry over how it was racist imagery. It was vicious Republican propaganda. It was “White Face.” It was direct link between President Obama and the violence of the ghettos. It was horrible and racist, a cruel assault by Angry White Men upon the Liberals’ adored and idolized First Black President.

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Obama as The Joker by Firas Alkhateeb

The joke is on them. The image of President Obama as the Joker was created by Firas Alkhateeb, a twenty-year-old Palestinian-American history major at the University of Illinois. Admittedly, Mr. Alkhateeb probably isn’t much of fan of President Obama; he’s a supporter of Rep. Dennis Kucinich!

Faris Alkhateeb - creator of the Obama Joker imageAlkhateeb does not seem to be an extremist of any stripe, Right, Left, or Muslim. He seems to be a college student from Chicago who had a bit too much time to kill one day.

Somehow I don’t thinkthis will stop the Liberals from labeling him as Right-Wing extremists or disgruntled Muslim though – because dissent is racist in their minds.

From the LA Times:

Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe’s Photoshopsoftware.

Alkhateeb had been tinkering with the program to improve the looks of photos he had taken on his clunky Kodak camera. The Joker project was his grandest undertaking yet. Using a tutorial he’d found online about how to “Jokerize” portraits, he downloaded the October 23 Time Magazine cover of Obama and began digitally painting over it.

Four or five hours later, he happily had his product.

On Jan. 18, Alkhateeb uploaded the image to photo-sharing site Flickr (shown at right). Over the next two months, he amassed just a couple thousand hits, he said.

Then the counter exploded after a still-anonymous rogue famously found his image, digitally removed the references to Time Magazine, captioned the picture with the word “socialism” and hung printed copies around L.A., making headlines.

So the joke – and the Joker – is certainly on the race-baiting Liberals this time. The Obama Joker poster been a veritable Rorschach Test for MSM’s yellow journalism and the Liberals’ projection onto the mystery artist of their own unreasonable and deep-seated prejudices and racial biases.

Related Reading:

Propaganda & Persuasion
Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics)
Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public (Chicago Studies in American Politics)

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7 Responses to “The Joke’s On Them”

  1. Posts about racism (best posts combined for review) as of August 18, 2009 | Discrimination Law News Says:

    […] I havent written anything in 2 months! I guess plagiarism doesnt really count as original. The Jokes On Them – blog.jonolan.net 08/18/2009 The Liberals, led by the biased MSM took one look at the […]

  2. ichabod Says:

    Hi jonolan;

    Josef Goebbels taught a course in history many seem to be picking up on. 🙂

    Most fall for it:)

  3. jonolan Says:

    Goebbels provided the proof of concept for deliberate propaganda as part of a national movement. All modern marketing executives and other propagandists use the model that he proved.

  4. ichabod Says:

    Hi jonolan;

    You have an exceptional vocabulary at your disposal, are well versed in many subjects and life.

    It is a pleasure meeting you 🙂

  5. zhann Says:

    Ah, the media … you know well that they will twist the truth to fit their agenda, so twisting information that they know nothing about is standard operating procedure. Nice post, I definitely found it enlightening.

  6. jonolan Says:

    Zhann,

    Yes – I know full well, and better than most, that the MSM will twist anything and everything in order to further their agenda. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to remain silent on the topic though, or the fail to cal l them and the eager following on it though.

  7. It Ain't No More, OK? | Reflections From a Murky Pond Says:

    […] Cheeks, Jr. took offense to one of the protester’s posters, one utilizing a variation of Firas Alkhateeb’s now-viral Obama-as-Joker imagery. Unlike others who might have disliked the poster in question, […]

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