You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!: Remixed War Propaganda
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
Introduction by Howard Zinn
Stunning, hilarious, and politically incendiary, this full-color poster book reworks classic American World War I and II propaganda into commentaries on war, peace, and patriotism for the post-September 11 era. The forty one-sided posters make fun of war mentality, the Bush White House, Homeland Security, the War on Terror, Ashcroft, the 2000 Presidential election, the military-industrial complex, and much more. Forty posters of yesteryear such as Uncle Sam's "I Want You," and "Loose Lips Sink Ships" are reworked with new messages of peace and protest.
"Reworking American propaganda posters from WWI and WWII, Wright reveals his satiric take on current events: one poster reads, 'Millions of troops are on the move … All To Protect Your Oil Supply! Is your SUV really worth their lives?' In another, a girl sitting in her father's lap asks, "Daddy, why don't YOU or any of your friends from ENRON have to go to war?" And many are messages from the Orwellian-sounding 'Ministry of Homeland Security': The Statue of Liberty points to the onlooker and commands, 'You! Stop Asking Questions! You're Either With U.S. or You're With The TERRORISTS!' The antiwar contingent will read these and weep, rather than laugh." —Publishers Weekly
"Micah Ian Wright's book of "remixed" war posters, You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want! manages to be both comic and chilling as it skewers just about every military-minded institution of the Bush administration." —AlterNet