Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas 1942
Photolithographic poster printed in red and black
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.
Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books
never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever.
No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal
fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, help destroy the Nazi party!
Despite anyone’s misgivings about Democrats or the left in general, one thing we SHOULD all be able to agree on is this: white supremacy is a fucking joke.
I wanted to paint something like the old WWII propaganda posters, which have a certain charm. The flag is rent in twain by two pit bull terrier dogs, because they’re scrappy go getters that never tap out. A true American breed through and through.
Don’t forget it’s National Eat Your Beans Day! During WWII 20 million “Victory Gardens” produced 8 million tons of produce. Posters like this one encouraged civilians to “Plant More Beans!” This poster is part of a collection of over 3,400 in the FDR Library Museum Collection.
‘Though this poster deals with spy paranoia of the WWII era, it does apply to the world as we know it now. Free Speech is a must as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Somehow however, the term ‘Political Correctness’ is confused with common politeness. The actions are not interchangeable.’