“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.”

Peace Flower Tire

I never thought I would see such beauty on a Peace Flower tire cover, but there it was before me. This makes me wonder to myself… where has all the creativity gone? Let me rephrase as to avoid being badgered later for turpidly finding creativity to be dead. Look around you. We live in a world where people still follow the stark patterns of the past through composition, form, and color. One example are airplanes; they are always bland, stark, and uninviting. I just recently watched Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery again and I noticed that he had the right idea with his jumbo jet.

Austin Powers Jumbo Jet

Austin was a fashionable guy from the 60’s a time when color, shape, line, reality, and time were distorted into a diverse set of selections made through what just felt right, not social standards. Of course the Hippie movement is what we would call a counter-movement, but they set out to capture an essence of human desire that was relevantly and reluctantly suppressed. Sigmund Freud spoke of the same ideas through his theories of psychoanalysis. This theory basically finds that people constrain their innermost desires in order to conform to the social structure around them. Freud found in his conclusions that subconsciously (ego, superego, id) we have keys in our dreams, in our utterances which are accidentally placed, even in the words we choose or food we eat. A projection of the person we want to be, of the accomplishments we wish to make, of our fatal flaws… all exist on the surface if one knows how to catch said keys.

Sigmund Freud Warhol

In this respect, I feel the government through multiples forms, like the planes as aforementioned, uses media, color, and structure in order to place us within the confines of a system which is utterly ignorant, aggressive, and lacking. I am sure we could think of multitudes of examples that reverentially confirm my theories of this control placed over the plebeian masses from buildings to paper size… but I will leave you to ponder that. Bottom line: do something different, do not be sucked into what they want: a monotonous repeat of predictable yielding puppets.

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