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Re-edited poster (Thursday)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Oct 12, 2005.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Hmmmm... I dunno about this one. The phrasing "...other terrorist organizations..." comes across as anti-government.
     
  3. gulogulo1970

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    I like it, it has a really scary look.
     
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    The irony / deeper meaning of the picture is lost because the uniform is not visible and even if it were unless it was very obviously Nazi I doubt most people are gonna 'get it'.

    just my opinion.
     
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    I think the "other terrorist organizations" was on purpose...

    Pretty harsh and maybe far afield, but still has a point to make. Makes me cringe on one hand and nod in agreement on the other...

    Only thing I can deffinately say is that the bottom lettering should be a little higher - kinda bleeding out of the frame - looks lobsided.
     
  6. carebear

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    I'd say drop the "other". The first statement is more-or-less being made from the POV of the government on their behalf. The contradiction only comes in on the tag line.

    After all, the government is never going to characterize itself as evil. The point needs to be made that even the SS were proclaimed as "the good guys" protecting the citizenry from enemies foreign and domestic.
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    I perceive a disconnect between the seal in the background and the old uniform and pistol in the foreground.
     
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    Well, I'm not sure which eagle that is in the seal, but it looks a lot like the old Prussian eagle which seems a bit different to a Weimar eagle. I'm not sure if that seal is that of a real gov't agency somewhere, but I sure saw the connection. The whole soldier's profile, in this case, screams "nazi" and conveys the gestapo-like air to rogue agencies.
     
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    Most Americans are just too stupid to ever get that poster.
     
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    What font is that you've been using lately?
     
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    I think a swatstika in the background would help get the point across to your average person...
     
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    The text in the message strikes me as too ambiguous.
     
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    Hey guys, thats the American Eagle in the background, it is holding 13 arrows. Its been messed with a bit, but that is the spread eagle, go look at a quarter.

    The poster has a Orwell like quality, very thought provoking.
     
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    I dont get that last line. My rights are the concern of the special men?

    I dont know, it just doesn't seem to convey to me what you want it to. *shrug*
     
  15. Oleg Volk

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    The seal is DHS.

    I'll refine the text. I tried to make a pun about them concerned that rights even remain.

    The person is "German" with an Astra C96 copy, which looks like a "bolo" used by Russians.
     
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    Swap the pistol with a luger. Just about everyone knows what one is and who is most often associated with them. Then allow them to connect the dots for themselves. Also the jack boots are a nice touch.
     
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    Me too...

    About 3/4 of the way down have the red background fade into one where the red looks like dripping blood on a background of white. Of course you'd have to change the text color at the bottom to Black or maybe a deeper shade of red than the dripping shade.
     
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    (bump for the new caption)
     
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    i think i need a refresher in the history of the SS.
    not that i'm challenging your statement about the SS, but i was under the impression that even the German citizens knew that the SS was more about protecting the government from its domestic enemies. its a gray area to put 'foreign enemies' in there, since the SS was working through areas the germans occupied, or am i mistaken?

    edit - i havent had my brain food for a while. am i confusing SS with Gestapo?
     
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    Much better copy!
     
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    Yes you are.

    The SS were seen very similar to the way we see the Rangers, Green Berets, or Marines. They were the elite of the Nazi state, and many teens aspired to be members.

    The Gestapo were the secret police which some people disliked, and I gather that few had many misconceptions about what they were about.
     
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    That's a keeper.

    pax
     
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    You could leave out the word "civil".
     
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    I like it. It definately reminds us that, unless we are careful, this is the way we could go.

    Jubei
     
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    JohnKSa:
    "Your Civil Rights, please" = (in my worst German accent) "Your papers, please"
     
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