Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Anti-American Art: No, tell us how you REALLY feel

Two more 1960s North Korean stamps. I believe the one on the right came out first; the text has something to do with an anti-imperialist proclamation from Kim Il Sung, father of today's Kim Jong Il. The US is depicted as a pig being stuck by bayonets, the flag in tatters. Shortly thereafter the stamp on the left was issued; a yellow-faced President Nixon replacing the stuck pig and the pens of the world (socialist) journalist's conference the stamp commemorates replacing the bayonets. Note the pen neatly slicing off Nixon's hand, causing him to drop the A-bomb he carried. Maybe that wasn't such a good idea. Anyway, no subtlety here!

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