Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The NEA & Obama: A New Wave of Taxpayer Funded Propaganda?

The National Endowment for the Arts is aiding the White House with its indoctrination of America by using fishy tactics. The White House may have even broken a couple of laws by doing this. It seems as though the National Endowment for the Arts is trying to create a cult of Obama.

Patrick Courrielche who works in creating arts initiatives and is a former employer of the NEA's Director of Communications, was invited to participate in a conference call by the National Endowment for the Arts on August 10th. When he attended the conference call that was hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve, all of the participants in the phone call were asked to promote positive change. The people were urged to use their artwork to promote Barack Obama's political policies such as health care and energy and the environment. "The service was to be attached to the President’s United We Serve campaign, a nationwide federal initiative to make service a way of life for all Americans."

"We were encouraged to bring the same sense of enthusiasm to these “focus areas” as we had brought to Obama’s presidential campaign, and we were encouraged to create art and art initiatives that brought awareness to these issues. Throughout the conversation, we were reminded of our ability as artists and art professionals to “shape the lives” of those around us. The now famous Obama “Hope” poster, created by artist Shepard Fairey and promoted by many of those on the phone call, and will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” song and music video were presented as shining examples of our group’s clear role in the election.
Obama has a strong arts agenda, we were told, and has been very supportive of both using and supporting the arts in creative ways to talk about the issues facing the country. We were “selected for a reason,” they told us. We had played a key role in the election and now Obama was putting out the call of service to help create change. We knew “how to make a stink,” and were encouraged to do so. "

Patrick was disturbed and uncomfortable with this call to service by the White House. He asked himself, is this the role of the NEA? And, come to find out this type of tool used by the State is never mentioned as one of the National Endowment for the Arts policies or initiatives. I am outraged!!! I guess the Obama administration is planning on using the NEA to recruit members for Obama's civilian army. Gee, Is Obama beginning to look a lot like Hitler? The power abuse that this president has committed since he took office eight months ago has been on a scale of magnitude both vast and profound.

Imagine the outcry that the public would have raised if Bush administration had asked the NEA to get artists to promote the Iraq War?

Here's a link to the original article : http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/08/25/the-national-endowment-for-the-art-of-persuasion-patrick-courrielche/

Here is a video of Patrick on Glenn Beck's Show


Opus #6 said...

I saw this on Glenn Beck. It is shameful. Our tax dollars used to propagandize us.

Funny thing is, the posters are just AWFUL. I don't think the artist's heart is in their work. A HAPPY FACE? A medical symbol with snakes on a staff? Gimme a break! They did NOT get their money's worth, at least.

Teresa said...

Your right. The posters are pretty bad. In this instance, thank goodness the govt. didn't get there moneys worth.

Barking Spider said...

Nothing I read or hear about Obama surprises me anymore, Teresa, I have witnessed it all first hand from Blair and now from Brown.

Everything Lefties do is morally corrupt and every organization they set up or recruit has an ulterior motive to condition people, (with lies manipulated by their choice of language to make them seem acceptable to everyone who can't read between the lines), so that they constantly, bit by bit, take more and more power for themselves. Then, by the time people have woken up to their misdeeds, they hope it will be too late for them to do anything about it.

RightKlik said...

This story is absolutely amazing. There are so many crazy stories coming from Obamaland, it's hard to keep up.