The American people are being crucified in order to protect the interests of a morally bankrupt gun lobby. Meanwhile those who have the power to change this status quo of horror talk and pray, talk and pray, talk and pray — and talk and pray some more. The American brand of Evangelicalism invokes a God that packs an M16 and slaughters children with impunity in the name of an anachronistic second amendment that is rendered meaningless by the violence that it spawns. After each mass shooting the media goes through its now knee-jerk post-mortem of maudlin reflections which lead nowhere. Making America Great Again — one corpse at a time.
Using a cross to represent the United States of America, bullet holes graphically reference the price that America is paying to placate its love affair with the gun. The crucifix is also symbolic of America's peculiar brand of religiosity which has, somehow, reconciled unremitting violence with the message of peace brought to the world by Jesus Christ.
The poster was designed to not only make a comment about the American gun problem but to stimulate dialogue on the issue in online forums. It proved to be a useful tool in this regard, hopefully helping some to view this endemic societal dysfunction from an alternative perspective.
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