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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.13.17

Posted on August 13, 2017

 

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“I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists,” tweeted David Duke yesterday as #charlottesville, #nazi, #defendcville, and #confederate all trended at the top across the social media platform.

As if Donald ever thinks about those people who marched. Ever.

People marched and bellowed with torches Friday night and with swastika flags on Saturday in Charlottesville; mostly white men and boys encouraged by the Trump/Pence team and all the people who are steering-advising. After a car was driven into the crowd of anti-racists the governor declared a state of emergency.

Racism and other -isms are not new. Neither is how they are being fueled and fanned today.

During these caustically hot summer days in the US almost every opinion expressed is characterized as political rhetoric, thanks to years of televised cable shouting matches. Reasoned discourse with gray areas is strictly verboten. But if you really want to know what is happening, just follow the money. Historians tell us that is the struggle, simplified and bare for the eye to see. Paid-for disinformation and millionaire newsreaders may cloud the view, but that’s what’s happening.

The majority of us are good, even fantastic, people who know somehow we are being ripped off and gradually shoved toward the door. The people have the actual power when they seize it. It just may take an economic collapse.

See any on the horizon?

Thankfully we still have Street Art, right?  There is no doubt that it has already become more political here in the last year and the odds are that it will probably grow louder – as our graffiti and Street Art is always a direct mirror of us.

So here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuringArt Baby Girl, ASVP, Mad Villian, Brolga, Camo Lords, El Sol 25, Gutti Barrios, Raddington Falls, Monsieur Chat, Myth, Pay to Pray, Raemann, Self Master, Stray Ones, and You Go Girl!.

Top image: Gutti Barrios. Placement is key. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stray Ones (photo © Jaime Rojo)

You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)

You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pay To Pray (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Silence = Death. It was true then and it’s true now…Speak Up! Resist! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Camo Lords (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Phone booth ad takeover by Art Baby Girl for #artinadplaces (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mad Vaillan. Even good ‘ole unflappable Mickey has turned sour. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ASVP (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brolga sits by a summer stream (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Raemann (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Self Master (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Raddington Falls (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist…with guests. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Monsieur Chat as featured on TBT Instagram from 2006. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Summer 2017. Upstate, NY. August 2017. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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