The American Left and commie kitsch [Darleen Click]
Via The Week comes a second look at a rather toe-sucking cover piece on Obama’s execrable press secretary, Jay Carney, and his family from Washingtonian Mom. The article includes photos staged in the Carney home, and leads off with this:
Now the over-the-top spread of food on the counters does point to a cheekiness on the part of the photographers (the rest of the photos in the piece confirm it). However it’s unclear whether the photographers would have also been replacing the wall art, and that’s where some “keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters.”
Now, whether these are the decorator choice of the Carneys or of Washingtonian Mom editorial staff in a subtle troll move directed at their non-Left readers (which probably numbers in the tens of twenties), the disturbing mindset here is that no one sees anything disturbing about putting up propaganda posters from the most blood-thirsty, genocidal movement of the 20th Century.
It’s all just a joke. Everybody just have a hearty belly laugh and just enjoy the nice colors.
Would anyone — well, let’s be clear, would anyone of the Left, from media to academia to The State — find any “joke” if a non-Leftist had decorated their home with fascist kitsch?
Or displayed this Americana kitsch?
Why ever should Carney be allowed a pass on this?Tags: commie kitsch, jay carney, joke, troll, washingtonian