Tuesday, July 16, 2013

See America!

(WPA poster art, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)

Another cool WPA poster! If the unemployed were (and are) so "lazy" and so "good for nothing," then why is that, for example, the works of the WPA artists are so treasured today, and why is that private sector businesses sell reproductions of their work? Maybe because jobless Americans aren't actually lazy or unskilled, but merely make easy targets for people wanting to score political points, and also by people who feel superior by belittling and cursing the less fortunate.

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