“Having found the atomic bomb, we have used it. It is an awful responsibility which has come to us. We thank God that it has come to us instead of to our enemies, and we pray that He may guide us to use it in His ways and for His purposes.”
U.S. President Harry Truman, 1946
(More inspiring visions? See Titans).
Useful weapons can be complicated to operate. That’s why it’s so helpful that fine illustrators from around the world show us how to use our machines properly.
Patriot and artist Brian Chippendale happily provides weapons firms with high-quality promotional material.
“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has nothing but eyes if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre at every level of his heart if he is a poet, or nothing but muscles if he is a boxer? Quite the contrary, he is at the same time a political being, constantly aware of what goes on in the world, whether it be harrowing, bitter, or sweet, and he cannot help being shaped by it. How would it be possible not to take an interest in other people, and to withdraw into an ivory tower from participation in their existence? No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.”
Pablo Picasso, 1945
Before World War One, German artist Kathe Kollwitz produced artwork showing terrible poverty and boiling social tensions. She had already mastered a mother’s expression of grief over a dead child. During the War, her own son died. Her lithographs and woodcuts afterwards, showing the effects of war, were simpler than past work – more essential. Their intensity is overwhelming.
A stirring portrait of our star from the celebrated educational film Our Precious Bombs.
Amazing artist Eric Garcia reminds us that, in some areas, Uncle Sam adores those from south of the border.
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The U.S. Air Force holds a most tender notion of what constitutes “amazing.” From an ad campaign just a few years back.
Do you love your 3-year-old? Sure you do. And what better way to show your love than to buy her a nice robotic death machine. A toy for all ages!
November 2012. Syria. 20 children play in a field. Bombs are dropped. Eleven die. The crime the children committed? The Syrian government does not say. (Human Rights Watch)
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Most dogs can tell you that weapons are very, very good for the corporations that make and sell them.