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Hijackers, Inc. by deadheir Hijackers, Inc. by deadheir
this piece was inspired by all of the greed, corruption, money, and control lust out there.


it's not right that our country is run by businessmen instead of people whose collective will is to properly govern the country. for instance, take the current presidential administration. in this administration alone, the members have strong ties to the following companies: Monsanto, Pharmacia, AT&T, Microsoft, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Motorola, Lear, Amtrak, Philip Morris, General Electric, American Electric Power, BP, Ford, NL Industries, Northwest Airlines, Clorox, Bank of America, America Online, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, United Airlines, Boeing, CSX, Business Roundtable, and Qualcomm. in addition, Bush is the first U.S. President ever to have a Master's Degree of Business Administration. kinda funny though...he got in in 1975 from arguably the most prestigious business school in the country (Harvard), and then afterwards ran two companies (and a country as well) into bankruptcy. yet, we follow him blindly, gawking at his admireability and nominal title. we watch him tell us who's boss and whose foxhole we're going to smoke out next, and we cheer and slap bumper stickers on our cars for some cloudy cause that we never took the time to evaluate. anyway, the point is that our wars are no longer fought for justice, but for profit. our entire culture is being replaced by a conveniently marketed lifestyle. we binge on pills to treat the side effects of medication that treats the side effects of medication that treats minor heartburn. we look in the mirror every morning and wonder how much longer it will be until we've saved up enough cash to get our faces sculpted into a tom cruise or a julia roberts. we watch the scale tip 200 pounds, and then we whine about it to our fat loved ones over a big mac. mmm, there's nothing like ill-treated, hormone-injected, fecal tainted beef fat to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. oh wait...that's just the addicting chemical additives that ensure our return to the double arches. let's go get some more - we can drive our cute, gas-guzzling SUVs and be there in no time. but remember to get gas first. then we can sit back and complain about how awful gas prices are as we look out the window through the 'support our troops' decal, ignorant of it's meaning. oblivious to the obligation that it requests. let's think about that for a second. "support out troops." do we truly support them? do we listen to them when they come back and tell us that the war is not worth it? how about when they bring word that the iraqis prefered having Hussein in power because he left them alone...because he didn't bomb and slaughter their wives and husbands and children and demolish their houses and mosques (edit// this is in recent history, of course. we all know about the kurds and kuwait in the 80's, but that's old news. we had 15 years to step in, and doing so now for that sake would be absurd) - do we listen to them then? no. we don't. and we don't support out troops either. we just encourage their deaths with false patriotism. as Mark Twain once said, patriotism is always supporting your country, and supporting your government when it deserves it. who are we to think that we are being patriotic? flag sales and yellow ribbons don't mean a thing, no matter what Fox News tells you. and why do we think that our government deserves our support? have you seen our national deficit skyrocketing as our national budget plunges by the trillions? did you read about how we're neglecting the Kyoto Accord because it would mean less profit for corporate America? do you realize that the people that we're murdering in the Middle East are exactly like you and me? have you noticed that our military bases in Iraq are on oil fields?

i DEMAND that you take five minutes out of your pleasant life to think about this. it's honestly the least that you can do for yourself. wake up from your nationalism and say hello to humanity. please.
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naderelli Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remeber when I first read this when you posted it. Glad it's still around as a reminder.
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D363 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Excellent work! You have a great style and outlook. Art is the language of the human spirit and cannot be hijacked by money. The fake hollow linear society of techno apes do not realize their own curse of comforts and care not for flesh or independent thought. Their interests are upheld in dollar signs.
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hooopajoop Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
uploader u mad?
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BloodStain13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Funny how you didn't show the other side of the bill... wht with the pyramid'n all.... sad how we all are blind till the day comes of the new world order.... maybe that's what every ones talking about... 2012.
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N-Raphael Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Wow, this is a great piece to wake up to.
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FRCchocobogearhead Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I'm here to call you out on referencing the Iwo Jima memorial for this kind of statement, dumb-ass.
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CogniGaleri Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
It is nice though seldom, to see a work and perspective that reassures me there are logical thinkers walking among slack jawed "unthinkers".
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LiquidNerve Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
well done
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green-tea-gal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Still poignant 5 years later!
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katsuWUVSrana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Student General Artist
That's so true. Money and businessmen control this world. Money makes the world go round these days.
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Mlsandahl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   Digital Artist
Keep up the good work:O
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LittleNjo Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i removed then added it again...so it would be ontop of my favorites. I totally agree with this picture. Especially with the gass crisis going on right now. we are pressing to remove laws protecting precious wild life and land. And still we are running out of oil. There are alternatives to fossil fuel, but they aren't being integrated into realistic society. Hybrid cars don't do any good if they are too expensive for the regular joe to buy. The new ethanol fuel replacement does no good if there aren't any affordable cars that can use that fuel. The oil company is DRAGGING the U.S economy level down with it too. and all for the fucking love of a dollar.

didnt mean to preach to the choir guys! but you all know its tragically true..
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soapfiction Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I see. So capitalism is a worse vice than murder, racism, genocide, rape, or anything of the sort. If millions of innocent men women and children must die to end the horrible crimes of capitalism, then so be it. Am I right? Sounds like the ANSWER Coalition to me.

Socialism Kills; Free Markets Feed. Better to be a Bush apologist than a Saddam apologist.

"Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money."

-Tim Robbins, "Team America: World Police"
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deathing Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Sorry to say this but there has been a just war (not civil) by a 1st world country in 700 years.

the death of few innocents is the price of law and order
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HylianLycan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes the government is corrupt!
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Mayonaka-Hoshi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
All thsi debate...I can't vote, [due to young age] so I have no opinion, I love the picture.
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deadheir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
you can be too young to vote and still have an opinion :-P. also, thanks for enjoying my work.
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Mayonaka-Hoshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Yeah, I'm nto much of a politics person anyways, but the artwork, so stunning, yes, love it. My opinion ON politics is...hard to understand and boring, but I respect it if you are interested by it :)
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SrVnDaNK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Amen bro. Amen.
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deanfenechanimations Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
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Tonio86 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
I found that I've lost faith in the american gov't, politics in general, the media, and religion.
I'm moving to The Netherlands lmao, good piece.
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cece-marie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
i love this.
too bad the truth has to be so disappointing, though.

but REALLY well done.
this is a brilliant piece!
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fotosnaps1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
Incredible. I'm stuck in awe, this is beautiful. The statements perfect. nothing more to say.
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raevensdemise Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...And 4 years later, it's so sad how little has changed.
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Attorney-At-Law Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Ha, it's a dollar. Minus well be America's new flag. You should have put a bunch of smog-producing factories in the background, could have added a little more to it.
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awormyourhonor Featured By Owner May 18, 2007   General Artist
I'm so tired of it all.
It's not a new concept you're spouting.
but one shouldn't have to spout so...
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deadheir Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
i'm tired of it to....i made this three years ago, and not much has changed. regardless, thanks for stopping by and checking out my work.
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Just want you to know this piece has been featured here = [link]
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deadheir Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
wow....thank you so much for the honor. i'm glad that this piece is still making people think, and i can't thank you enough for helping more people see it.
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Your welcome and I' m happy to do what I can for more people to see it
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Honky-Voodoo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007   Writer
Well drawn and well worded as well. It's always good to see someone actually write out their political decent coupled with their knowledge of the matter instead of what I saw often see and I quote, "Because Bush is an ashole." Instant fave my friend.
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Gwaewiel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Student Writer
Thank you to do something to stop this..' can't find another word: fiasco.
:)
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Zurite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Seriously greedy people. Ooh, the mountains are bleeding.

Ha, I would hate it if everyone tried to look like me. xD I do believe what you said, about the "support our troops" badge. like... the government isn't supporting our troops in they're not stopping the war!
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Deluxe489 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
you couldn't have said it better... your choice of words just goes to prove what kind of greed, corruptness, and profit-driven America has become.
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0x1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
This is... PURE FUCKING GENIUS! BRILLIANT!
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Tylerdx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Be careful with your word.... >.> maybe the government would cancel freedom of speech....
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0x1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
They already have. America was a free country (or at least, the most free) for, at most, a few years after its independence. It all went downhill from there.
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broken-opaque Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
brilliant.

:+fav:

-b
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TheEdster Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
This is awesome! I love the entire 'speech', lots of truth...it irritates me how one of the best-designed government systems, although much fullproof to many sorts of flaws, can easily be torn to shreds when one screw-up gets in to power...
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legomyeggo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
very good show. haha. a true composer of words. What do you say to those who read this paragraph and respond, "but I like my life and I am happy living as you, deadheir, describe it." does a better place even exist?

I relate to what you write because I don't take part in any of the activities you describe. However, to those who choose that lifestyle and enjoy it, kudos to them. I wouldn't discriminate against them.
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Zareste Featured By Owner May 13, 2006
Haha, funny how we never heard about those companies he 'ran'. Ah the power of Nazi-based media control
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AllieDis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Digital Artist
Wonderful job! ...this piece says volumes... and your comments are right on the money (so to speak)...I truly don't know what it will take for our country to wake up...I mean it's something new every day with this administration...but I guess if the people can all have their McDonalds and Wallmart "drugs" readily available what is there to worry about?? ...Thanks :heart:
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deadheir Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
you're chock full of kind words, and i appreciate them. isn't it fucking scandalous that, five years into the presidency and three years into the war, we're just now starting to hear whipsers of impeachment (in vermont, of all places)?

oh, by the way...happy freedom day (three years ago today, u.s. troops destroyed that statue of saddam hussein in baghdad and declared it 'freedom day' for iraq. i want to type some sort of smartass remark about that, but i'm at a loss for words).
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AllieDis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006   Digital Artist
bah...everyday it's a new scandal ... oh and thanks , I guess *L*...do I remember correctly?...did the soldiers put up an American flag and took it down rather quickly because it "didnt look good"??
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deadheir Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
nah, they evacuated the surroundings of a statue of saddam, and then cherry picked a few dozen american-friendly iraqis to witness the demolition. it was symbolic of success, but the success was 100% forced. again...that's nothing new for the u.s., but that doesn't mean we should forget about it. but anyway. keep being awesome.
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AllieDis Featured By Owner May 3, 2006   Digital Artist
:hug:...So when are we gonna have an Anti War protest as big as the immigrant one??...Think it will ever happen?
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deadheir Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
heh...funny. it'll never happen, because (most) americans are way too complacent and they hate to even think about taking responsibility. it's kind of ironic how people complain about the work their politicians are doing, but have never even thought to pick up the phone, write a letter, or send an email.

by the way...did you see that clip of steven colbert at the press dinner party? heeeelarious.
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AllieDis Featured By Owner May 6, 2006   Digital Artist
yes...I did!...it was great!...of course I didnt see any thing about it on mainstream news...gee I wonder why..:slow:
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deadheir Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
haha...perhaps it has something to do with the fact that colbert totally called their bluff.

"But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works: the president makes decisions. He's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know - fiction!"

that man blows my mind.
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Hibatos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006   Interface Designer
So real and so true. Tis the reason why i feld the US, esspecially cause i was livin in texass, no offence to any texans. In my opinion the BUSH ADMINISTRATION is the epitome of a corrupt government that functions flawlessly. Its a damn shame I tell.
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