Friday, December 03, 2010
Anti-American Art: The Devil You Know
"You Know: Death, Misery, Represion. That's Imperialism" reads this modern mural from Colombia, South America. It's from another picasa stream featured on the "Murales Politicos" website. The contempt bred by this familiarity is shown as a ghoulish spectre with a sickle and an American flag climbing up a pile of money. It's easy to forget with its pro-U.S. government, narco-trafficker problem, and aggressive attitude to neighboring socialistic Venezuela, but Colombia has its own tradition of anti-imperialism and radicalism.