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Allegiance Means Silence by poasterchild Allegiance Means Silence by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

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malta Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah I love this! Only potential terrorists dissent.. It's sad how a lot of policies have really taken that stance. Which you are more likely to associate with a radical/totalitarian regime rather than a supposed democracy..
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not only policies.. but everyday people too who are considered terrorists by their own government will look at people like me who'll spout such crazy nonsense like "thinking for yourself" or "just because something is a law doesn't make it right" as crazy communist terrorist talk. :(
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This poaster was prompted by the fact of the Department of Homeland Security issuing "guidance" to local police departments that Occupiers and Code Pink protesters -- and other citizens lawfully and patriotically dissenting -- were to be considered as "potential terrorists." Deviant gonzoville has prodcued an excellent "terrorist identification chart" [link] which you ought to take a look at. ;)

By the way, this poaster, like all of the World War II, 1930s-1940s style stuff I have been doing recently are remixes of original US propaganda posters supporting the war effort and the New Deal-era WPA (Works Progress Administration).
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Had a look, made me laugh quite a bit! I didn't know about this guidance stuff (I'm in the UK). But it's pretty scary that they're issuing out stuff like that..

I realised they were re-mixes, they're all very well done though C: I love old propaganda posters..
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revilnemesis3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
You got the flag wrong.
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AmericanHero45 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student
No he didn't, he used the 1940's version of the flag, before Hawaii and Alaska joined the union and became states.
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TazerJMarks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Fun Fact! before Hawaii became states they were Provences. and after a certan ammount of time they were given a choice.
A. Become a state of the United states goverment, and gain the right to VOTE.
or
B. America will leave you and you can make your own goverment.

Needless to say, they picked A.
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AmericanHero45 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student
yup
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