Friday, May 2, 2014

Using Art to Protest the Drug War: Homer Simpson becomes “El Chapo”

Chivís Martínez for Borderland Beat

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo at the website HUMOR CHIC, uses Homer Simpson transformed into El Chapo and Colombian trafficker, Pablo Escobar to make statements regarding the drug war..
The collection is titled “Stop the Drug war” series.

I did not vote for our current president, nonetheless seeing Chapo holding Obama's decapitated head is a little too creepy for this American.  However, Bart purchasing marijuana from  our president did bring a smile to my face.  

 Another has President Obama growing marijuana on the White House lawn, a nod to the recent legalization in Oregon and Washington states.

As for Pablo Escobar’s caricature, one of the illustrations has Pablo kneeling in front of a collage of images of victims such as the editor of “El Espectador” newspaper.  Another illustration has him wearing a crown of thorns.

Escobar predicted that drugs would eventually be legalized.

On the Humor Chic website Palombo writes:
When art, illustrations, cartoons and satire collide,  "When I put pencil to paper, I know where I'll start but I don't know where I'll finish"

17 comments:

  1. the chinese fought drugaddiction 250± years ago, and the british reimposed it on china through better weapons, ships and tactics, sun tzu was no match.
    now the US will enjoy the pleasures of drugaddiction, the bush crime family have made all the money they possibly could, and mitt romney has laundered more drug money than we think exists, obama is finally selling us down the river to save some of his presidency, people keep getting arrested because they did not read the small print on the new marihuana laws, pension funds, banks and other financial houses of ill refuse will keep losing the money, and the US will keep going down the drain to banana republic's paradise... not much new under the sun, but, hey, enjoy the grifa!

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  2. No ones being arrested for small print on marujuana laws

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  3. Ha ha ha ha ha ha whoaa whoaa ha ha ha ha ha ha! Now chapo can say he made the list of drug lords who have been depicted in the Simpson's cartoon fashion!! Like 41,42, and 43! Ha, ha, ha, ha whoa, whoa ha ha ha!!! Lmao

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  4. Very creative artist...when there's not much to laugh about this can :)

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  5. Not creative but a bit misleading. Saying "No more drug war" and showing a decapitated president is not at all helping end drugs. Furthermore, what does Obama have to do with the problems in Mexico for the past few decades? One thing I know for certain, is no one wants the Mexico criminal acts spilling into the USA. There is no humor in any of this. This is why progress can never be made, because people glorify those acts with cartoon depictions and elaborate stories of how wealthy the members may be. Very tasteless and hopefully the creators of "The Simpsons" did not okay use of their characters. Maybe they can sue and shut down this nonsense. Why even write this story? More free publicity encouraging violence?

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    1. Obama cheerleader!!!!!

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    2. Obama's administation was arming the cartel with firearms but when they got caught they made up operation fast and furious.

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    3. @12:10 a.m he wasnt the first! Remember iran contra? Oliver north is a criminal and reagan say he didnt know anything! LIKE HELL HE DIDNT! They ran guns to central america and brought cocaine back!!!

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    4. I second that motion the usa govt has been setting up this drug war.

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  6. 2:57 not federal level prosecution, at municipal, state and county level, it's all the rage, and it is enhancing the revenue for building new courts, police stations and holding tanks, new squad cars, much improved equipment to locate habitual offenders, through their own cellphones, addresses and cars, much of it hanging around their pusher cell phone. and no card, no prescription, no probable supplier, still works aginst the habitual offenders, at the national level, but no federal prosecutions, unless you are not paying taxes and buying from a legislator's associated grifa dispensary.

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  7. Puro sinaloa cartel. People think we are in a struggle but in reality we are doing great.

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    1. Shut up dumbass! Nobody said shit about the sinaloa cartel doing bad! You just wanted to get on here and say "we" as if you are part of the carte, lmfao!!! What a loser!!! Go play call of duty on your Xbox dumbass!!!

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    2. eres un pinche huevon wey ponte a travajar wey k sinala cartel wannabe

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  8. BAHAHAHA!!! i know the drug war is far from funny but i cant help it! I doubt chapo would have sold his soul for a doughnut like homer did! Mmmnm dooooughnut!:)

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  9. @3:03 you are z41 right?
    @12:48 undeliverable, no address, no date, no time...
    --i hope the artists parodying the simpsons start making their versions of the narco-beauty queens, have you seen excting marge simpson in playboy? real women get jealous, and go arund the house eating doughnuts all day long...

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  10. "However, Bart purchasing marijuana from our president did bring a smile to my face" ... I thought at first it was Bart paying Obama the "plata" so the powers-that-be would turn a blind eye to his ganja crops?

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  11. --the federal government will no further prosecute...
    --Obama may have been a gramero, and maybe, his shit was good, but he didn't bring it into this country nor invented crack to make it more affordable for the rabble.
    --he studied LAW, not chemistry, and he must have been good; for a black guy to become the president of the US, after all that crap, it is admirable, and belive it or not, real men can recognize other real men without being cheerleaders for anybody.
    --WIDE RECEIVER says gun running started under gw Bush, maybe behind his back too, and same about Obama, but guns manufactures know all about this, and nobody has cared to investigate any of this, including tough congressman, car thief Darrell Issa, lebanese arab/Us national multimillionaire whose fortune' dubious origins is still questioned by many, and who still hurts after losing the california governorship from where he and ENRON planned to make so many more billions of dollars from the pre-planned rolling blackouts, nobody cared about Issa's tears...
    --by the time they put ahnuld in, it was too late, and Enron was OUT! period.
    --why keep blaming Obama/Holder?, anything you can make up, is nothing compared to the real wrongs of the bush crime family and their cohorts, who will rather lose a friend than a dirty dollar anytime, or sooner...
    --and don't cry "obama cheerleaders", if you want to discuss obama, some other day, space permitting, try and have a point to make, some facts...

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