Hey, I submitted 3 of my deviations (2 comics and a stamp) to the
monthly Heart Art contest. Not only were all 3 of my pieces selected by the admins (they decide who everyone else votes on), but my stamp won!
Specifically, this stamp
I'm so flattered!
And you know, it works!
In the past year or so Ben Ali was kicked out of Tunisia, Mubarak stepped down in Egypt, Gadaffi was overthrown in Lybia and that's not even mentioning a host of other progress made during the Arab Spring
, like a 40% increase in Lebanese wages.
And we've started working toward real reforms here in the US with the Occupy Wall Street protests and with the resistance to the SOPA and PIPA bills.
Speaking of which, don't let up on Lamar Smith
, the guy behind SOPA and PIPA. He's also one of the people behind the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
which is very similar and would also likely destroy the internet as we know it, but by its nature as a trade agreement, it would be international or global in scope, so potentially far worse than SOPA/PIPA. We really need to kick this guy out of office (along with Scott Walker
)! But in the meantime, sign any petitions you can find against ACTA.
Here's a list of ACTA petitions in several countries: plus.google.com/11722062567803…
Also, in that vein and in no small part inspired by John Stewart's Rally To Restore Sanity
, I'm trying to encourage more rational conversation here in the states in the only way I know how -- mocking and ridiculing the outrageous crap these guys say on a daily basis! So I've announced this contest called FUCK YOU, NAZI!
The point of which is to discourage people saying "fuck you, Nazi" in our politics here in the US
the way Sarah Palin frequently has
. I realize that politics is never full of sunshine and roses and I'm not trying to make it that way -- but I do remember a time in my own lifetime when it would have been shocking to hear the news media talk of "Armageddon! Total government shutdown!!!" ... Now when I hear that I think "is it Thursday already?
So help me out! You believe we can make a difference, right?! So make a stick-figure comic or contribute some prize offerings and whatever you do, fav the announcement and tell all your friends! Every bit helps, no matter how small!
And check the contest announcement here for more details: smolderingremains.deviantart.c…