CULT of PERSONALITY

Not since Hilter has a politician so successfully used a logo or icon to represent his movement, so I replaced the swastika with Obama's "O" rising sun logo. HEIL OBAMA!!!

I was at this Conservative rally one day where I had these flags laying out when this little jewish hipster walks up to me and says something like, "You can't compare Obama to Hilter." He continued by telling me that his grandfather had escaped the concentration camps during WWII and that this was a touchy subject to him.

My first thought was, "Piss off!" but I managed to contain myself enough to engage him. I told him this,'The problem with placing Hitler on some "ultimate evil pedestal" is a dangerous thing to do because in doing so you've created the impression that such an evil could never be reached by any other politician again. So far Obama's actions in office have made Nixon look like a Girl Scout. The guys has pretty much armed every government agency to the teeth and one has to question why. People's biggest failure with Hitler was refusing to believe he would do what he eventually did. The Jews have a saying, "Never Forget", when you fail to believe that it is impossible for there to ever be another tyrant like him you have then forgotten and in doing so make it that much more possible for the next Hitler to sneak back into power.'

He then said,"But Obama hasn't killed 6 million Jews or anyone for that matter! Out of respect for my grandfather you shouldn't have created these flags," to which I responded, "he hasn't killed 6 million jews yet and I'm not trying to disrespect your grandfather. What I'm trying to do is prevent his grandson from having to escape from his own death camps by having these flags remind people that evil did and does exist. These are ugly flags, they are rude and offensive, they are meant to make you feel uncomfortable. They are intended to remind you the the hearts of some men are evil."

He looked at me puzzled obviously not getting it and he walked away frustrated. That Jew forgot.

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These flags have taken a number of forms from hand painted bus bench ads to 9 foot hand sewn banner flags. The flags were created in hopes of finding a gallery with the balls to hang this instillation. The Savage Gallery in Palm Springs stepped up and finally did. I had to drive clear into the desert to make it happen but … it happened. They are titled Audit 1 to Audit 6.

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28 Comments

  1. Josh
    06/08/2014

    Fucking awesome!!
    I love this shit. Seeing the flags hanging from the stop lights shows a window into what this country would actually look like if it wasn’t for people like you.
    Did you use the same setup for the flag raising on the lights as destructables shows?

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  2. ralph rivello
    06/10/2014

    LOVE it! “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    ― George Orwell

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  3. Kevin Anselmo
    06/10/2014

    Where can I get one of these flags? I want to buy one!!!

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    • Thickskin
      06/12/2014

      Ditto

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  4. Andrea E.
    06/10/2014

    Sabo,
    How refreshing it is to finally see your art! I’m glad you met with Glen Beck who exposed us to you!
    Each year Grand Rapids Michigan hosts the largest art contest in the world, Art Prize. You should consider entering if you haven’t already. Hundreds of thousands of people come each year and depending on which venue picks you up, you could really make some noise.

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  5. ERRAN P
    06/10/2014

    hOLY fREAKIN wOW !!!

    tHAT IS SO bITCHIN !!!

    yOU R mY NEW hERO !!!!

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  6. claire M
    06/11/2014

    Such a simple design whcih screams jack boots with alphabet agencies. Can you say BLM

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  7. Jay Benoit
    06/11/2014

    I would like to buy one of these flags as well.

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  8. Artman
    06/11/2014

    Yup. Like its rather the nazis or Obama. So, we ended up in a fanciest government takeover anyways. Dam! Time for a peaceful 5million man march on the whitehouse

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  9. Jeff
    06/11/2014

    Exposing evil for what it truly is! Very thought provoking work. Very thoughtful work, really. Keep up the good work.

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  10. Stephanie
    06/11/2014

    Really fantastic work! Edgy, brilliant and thought provoking! Keep it up!

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  11. Kevin
    06/11/2014

    YES! Well said!

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  12. Pablo
    06/11/2014

    I saw your great work on the Blaze web site and the follow-up interview on The BlazeTV. I wish there is a channel for donation; please let me know if there is. Now, if you don’t mind, I would like to suggest 2 art work series to be titled “The New Face of American Feminism.” One will either show Bill Clinton on the phone with a US General in Kosovo while Monica Lewinsky was down in his robe working hard or Bill on top of Paula Jones on his desk “screwing” her with his shirt and tie on and his pant halfway down. In each case, Hillary stands in the doorway or nearby with her back turned on them and saying, “I need him to climb the power ladder.” A second work will show Hillary in the cloud, sort of like God over in Libya looking down as Gadhafi’s brain is splattered on the ground and kind of giggling her famous expression, “We came, we bombed (my addition), and he is dead.” These show how American feminism has advanced to the point where it is ok for the husband to cheat as long as he has a great deal of political power, and to the point where they can now kill a leader of another country and giggle openly about it as if it was fun and game.

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  13. Warmac9999
    06/13/2014

    These would make for phenomenal bumper stickers. I would buy one of each color now. Just let me know if you create something I can use personally.

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  14. Karl
    06/13/2014

    The flag rocks. I’ll do my part to spread the word.

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  15. Keith
    06/14/2014

    Listened to your interview on GB and stopped by to check out your work. Bravo! Keep up the great work!!

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  16. Avis HatcherPuzzo
    06/22/2014

    As an artist myself (dance/theater) who teaches at the university level, what scares me is how the left has changed the narrative so much that these images no longer translate into a warning or message from the past, but have become a personal affront. People don’t know history and don’t understand how the arts were used as propaganda instead of merely self expression for the artist. They take it personally as “you are offending me” and completely miss the historical, political warning.

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    • Eternal Vigilance
      10/17/2014

      The Truth is always offensive to leftists and marxists…..ridicule is the one thing they cannot stomach.

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  17. Deth Goodman
    06/27/2014

    We humbly request a poster of the infamous “Hope” Obama poster with one minor change: replace the ‘H’ with a ‘D’. Thanks.

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  18. Pam
    08/22/2014

    I absolutely LOVE this website!! Can’t wait until we burn the blue out of the Senate! #KeepItRight

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  19. Apocalypse
    10/07/2014

    Amazing. Simply amazing.

    I wish I had your ability to actually (somewhat mass) produce the art and thoughts I’ve had regarding this very subject.

    When those ridiculous propaganda posters of Obama first came out, you know the Communist/Stalinist and Nazi-esque ones that said “HOPE” on the bottom and had him looking off into the distant horizon or just his profile, I wanted to make knockoffs that said “NOPE” (maybe with his face crossed or X’d out), “DOPE” (with that one pic of him looking blazed out of his mind smoking a joint / cig or just looking plain stupid like he most often does) “JOKE” and “APE”.

    Also, someone in some comment somewhere way back when mentioned how Nixon was a worse President given his criminal administration and Carter was worse because of his incompetence, so I thought of an Obama slogan: “The Obama Administration: Criminally Incompetent, Since 2008. The Criminal Behavior of Nixon, Coupled with All of the Incompetence of Carter.”

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  20. Apocalypse
    10/07/2014

    BTW, I LOVE that park bench one put up RIGHT near me at the SAG/Museum Square building at Wilshire and Masselin. I’d recognize those weird curved glass walls anywhere. LOVE IT!!!

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  21. James
    12/08/2014

    The Jewish kid epitomizes the twisted mentality of the Left.

    Man’s infinite capacity to confound himself, indefinitely.

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  22. Danny
    09/16/2015

    That is fucking awesome. It’s offensive, uncomfortable, shocking and effective. It’s as if most people don’t get it and it might take blunt force trauma to the head for them to understand.

    DON’T RELENT SABO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. MichaelPar
    10/17/2015

    The terms “cult of personality” and “personality cult” were further popularized by Nikita Khrushchev ‘s initially secret speech

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  24. Tony
    01/08/2016

    I’d love to have 1 of these flags, but now we need to get Hilary’s symbol & apply it to this flag versus obamination’s setting sun.

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  25. Web Hosting
    08/03/2017

    Socialists, for some reason, really love this kind of stuff, the mating of terrible ideas with stunning graphic design. This is a tacit admission that he was a credulous dupe back in ’08, and he played a big role in manufacturing Obama’s fraudulent cult of personality.

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