“The deep state is in fact not a conspiracy theory at all, but simply a concept used in political analysis for discussing the undeniable fact that unelected power structures exist in America, and that they tend to form alliances and work together in some sense. There is no denying the fact that plutocrats, intelligence agencies, defense agencies and the mass media are both powerful and unelected, and there is no denying the fact that there are many convoluted and often conflicting alliances between them. All that can be debated is the manner and extent to which this is happening.”
- Caitlin Johnstone
“a hybrid association of elements of government and top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the formal political process.”
- Mike Lofgren, a former Republican U.S. congressional aide
The 1960s was a complex and contentious era of expanding consciousness and social upheaval that profoundly changed our nation. These artists explore the era and its reverberations in our current time.
Here is Timothy Leary on the meaning of the phrase:
“Turn on” meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end.
“Tune in” meant interact harmoniously with the world around you – externalize, materialize, express your new internal perspectives.
“Drop out” suggested an active, selective, graceful process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. “Drop Out” meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean “Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity”.
Mojave Twilight (3/14/18)
Cold War Redux
Art Director Nancy Zucker used my illustrations in this great magazine devoted to progressive initiatives in education.
Gitmo Jesus is dedicated to the closing of
Guantanamo Bay, now already,
and the general prevention of cruelty
Two group exhibits in Minneapolis
Culture as a Weapon
Art is My Weapon
Environmental Art at the Farley Center
Makeshift at Olbrich Park
an art exhibit in the
Madison Brass Works Building
an alphabet book
by David McLimans
Illustrations from the Progressive Magazine,
curated by Patrick Flynn
The Return of White Male (It's Like We Never Left)
Love in the time of Trump