Sarah Palin fear poster by Eddie Colla on streets of San Francisco 2
high res image of the Palin poster
KTVU & Wharholian story
From the Warholian story
"Fear mongering, simply intensifies the likelihood of violence. If people are made to feel that they are in eminent danger or threatened, there is a fight or flight response. Based on that principle you are guaranteed a percentage of the responses are going to be violent.” says Colla.
Colla wants to be clear, he does not blame Sarah Palin for the Arizona shootings- what he blames is her vitriolic rhetoric that have become her character trademark.
“Whether or not Palin influenced Jared Lee Loughner, is rather beside the point. Her actions and her language have been consistently hyperbolic, manipulative and irresponsible. Palin gives speeches and the crowd tends to react to the tough-talk and rhetoric, so that’s what she continues doing it… That behavior is typical of people who participate in pageantry, but that’s not leadership. In light of the past weeks events it might be a good opportunity to examine what is effective or appropriate rhetoric and what we as a society deem unacceptable.”
An NBC bay area story was linked from the Drudge Report
His work is part of the Urvan Oasis show through Jan 31
His Obama Forward poster
His work in the Broken Meter zine show
His pride stencil
remix of Palim's video
the original video (you can currently downloadd it) eddie made the poster before it was posted
Giffords Arizona shooting vigil in the Castro with video