Thursday, February 04, 2010

Anti-American Art: Outnumbered

This 1960s Chinese poster about the Vietnamese resistance to the US reminds me of those old cartoons where one character goes chasing another off screen to the right, and then suddenly runs back to the left with the original chasee now joined by a huge multitude chasing the original pursuer. Note the little American soldier hotly pursued by some pissed off heavily armed Vietnamese. Props to these propagandists of old for the gender balance.

1 comment:

  1. That gender balance thing was huge. It was one of the first cracks in the structure of the macho new left. "Viet Cong women carry guns!" It probably even had something to do with the eventual incorporation of women into the US military.