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Anti-Flag Said It Best by magmar2k Anti-Flag Said It Best by magmar2k
"I never have, I never will
Pledge allegiance to their flag
You're getting used, you'll end up dead!
You've gotta die, gotta die, gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit!"


Anti-Flag - You've Got To Die For The Government


Please note: I am Australian. The quote is not mine. I just think it is an awesome song that sits well with the image. Although Australia doesn't play a big part in the American government, America does in ours. Please don't judge myself or this piece if you disagree with that.
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:iconroblosamusreturns:
RobloSamusReturns Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Artist
They used to be great. It's a shame they sold out and turned away from punk. :X
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:iconchrisdos-lover:
chrisdos-lover Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
When exactly did they start selling out??
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:iconroblosamusreturns:
RobloSamusReturns Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Artist
Probably around For Blood And Empire or The Bright Lights of America.
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ClassicallyOrnate Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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theugliestsunrise Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I love anti-flag. I bet they'd use this image for album art if they knew about it. I've met them and they're really really nice guys.
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kinachuku Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work! (and an awesome band of course, it's a pity I couldn't see their concert previous saturday)
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:iconkacen:
Kacen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Sick and tired of defacing our flag. Bush didn't invent the flag, Bush isn't the flag, attack Bush, not the flag, or the country. It's lowbrow and cliche` what you are doing.
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MasterBerry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
:facepalm:
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:iconm2moi:
m2moi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Good concept. I like it. Clean and simple.

Not to get too political...but I appreciate Bush's predicMENT and DECISION to stick to his original plan. I can't stand those politician that supported getting in the war and are now conveniently changing their minds. Pulling out now will definitely do injustice to those that have sacrificed.
I feel sorry for those whose lives have been changed.
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terracara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
nice man. i am an american and i do think that the american government is sort of messed up
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:iconm-veculous:
M-veculous Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional
sweet.
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:iconriny-grin:
Riny-Grin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
I like how the stripe bombs...or are they planes that look like bombs? Well...anyhoo are at different levels, adds lots of detail to the picture :D
Great work!
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YamiNinja Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
Nice art. ure cool and brave. F**K DAT WHITE HOUSE!
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DragonStella Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
people aren't forced to die for the country you know . . . well not yet anyway; there's been no draft because so many are fighting from free will.
i really wish people wouldn't desecrate the US flag
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Julo19 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
nice pic.. i love that song..

die for your country? that's shit!

think. think. think!!
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:iconambywamby:
ambywamby Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005   Interface Designer
That's extremely innovative! I love it! I think that it's great counter-propaganda against the all-too-common use of the Flag to create neo-nationalism that promotes war. I believe that the American Flag has been misused, and it was once a work of beauty and sensible patriotism but is now often found as an abused work of mind-control and senseless nationalism. Yours provides a great contrast to that idea! Good work!
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gadgetsguru Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
I love it! I live in the United States, too...
Tsk, tsk, tsk.
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atLevel1Alt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
no one's forcing anyone to join military forces, at least not in usa.
so you know you might have to die for your country in event of war.
i like the pic don't like the thinking behind it :)
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:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
In the 60/70s it would've been spread all over the world ... brilliant artwork!!! :worship:
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:iconalenq:
alenq Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
brilliant idea!
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archenemy911 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2003
im liking it... most definitely
anti-flags the best...
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lutikri55 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003
yea, cool, i like that you pointed out what pussies Anti-Flag are. all i have stay is, if they hate US so much, get the fuck out and leave people who enjoy a degree of freedom much higher than most other countries alone. but good try.
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magmar2k Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003
I challenge you to find one time where anti-flag have said they hate America and not the american patriotic mindframe or government. There is a big difference. I'm not even going to touch your comment about freedom, it's not worth it. If I were you I'd try and open my eyes a little wider and not just look at whats being served to me.
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Riny-Grin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
I quite agree magmar2k :D
I've never listened to Anti-Flag, but I've researched their lyrics, the only crime they have done, is Freedom of Speech >_>
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lutikri55 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
Ok, yea'll I'll keep that in mind. Peace.

-lutikri55
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silversilence Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2003   Photographer
woah! thats great! anti-flag is a great band that thankfully is not afraid to speak their mind. wonderful piece, i like how you used the anti-flag lyrics. the "stripes" and "stars" are great! good job!
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:iconmagmar2k:
magmar2k Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003
Thanks so much for the comment. :)
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elephantseed Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2003

I totally agree with peenuty goodness, he says what I think. What a legand.


a. seed /a.
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jpgoelz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
don't know the song, but like the picture +fav :) (Smile)

ps: #6 is absolutley right; my thinking
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:icongangstapranksta:
gangstapranksta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003
very clever babe. you austrailian boys drive me nuts... in a good way ;) (Wink)
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seppuku Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003
i can't say i care much for anti-flag or griping about the government, but i can't deny that this is an awesome picture. ;) (Wink)
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childofministry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003
Nice work.
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surfinbuddy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
Great job man! Antiflag owns !!! They sure have the guts to tell the bastars their evilness!!!

I will not die on your battlefield
I will not fight for your wealth
I am not a fighter
I am a human being!
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peenutygoodness Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2003


Tom rocked the comments on this one. This is a great piece dude. Nod







- vinnie


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-analogboy- Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2003
great job very original
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getcarter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2003   Photographer
exellent abstraction - great idea!
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fonzi9864 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2003
amazing
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tenaciousc Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2003
Wow, that's good times. I have always dug that simplistic style of art. My one suggestion is, instead of crosses replacing the stars, how about dollar signs? Or is that too cliched?

Keep up the great work.
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sabriel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2003
Awsome! I dig how the starts became little graves. I love Anti-flag, good choice of words to compliment your art. ^^ Wicked.
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jadedjen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2003  Student
this is crazy.......added to my favorites immediately. totally. ive never seen a flag been executed like this. and the song totally fits.
the missles and the gravestones, so creative and so true. right on dude
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reptilecartoons Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2003
this is abolutely genius....
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:iconn0deal:
n0deal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love than Anti-Flag tune. Nice play on the stars and stripes. :) (Smile)
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:iconbeanmachine:
beanmachine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2003
This is too cool! It looks perfect! Awsome message, concept and technique. + fav!

Check out: [link] if you're interested in another anti-agression piece.

By the way I love Anti-Flag.
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tornglass Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2003
very well concieved and executed
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pornoclown Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2003
Clever piece, Great idea...Pulled off great :) (Smile)
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:iconbonemouse:
bonemouse Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
Brilliant!!! Great job, man! +fav
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:iconpyro-chernobyl:
pyro-chernobyl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
Yeah Anti-Flag, indeed they say it best
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maulwurf1984 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
First I wanted to dislike it because I usually dont like those
general statements, like the USA is killing people, because there may be some people out there who don't want a war but identify with this Flag.
The government is killing people for its own reasons and says it is doing it
for the best of the whole country.
I'm not anti american, I am anti war and anti capitalistic and anti Bush and...

But after reading the text:

I like it, great symbolicios stuff, and you're right. I'll add it to my Favorites


--

! War is never an resolution !
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mjar81 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
Post Above "that's what ART" Post Above

sorry Shrug
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mjar81 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2003
a cool and interesting peice. it makes you think. that's what are is supposed to do.
did you do the vectors yourself?

i think the crosses could have has a bit more on their tops though.

oh, and btw: i'm willing to die for my country.
thousands of people have fought in the past for the freedom that we enjoy. it's only fitting that i offer myself for the future generations.

that's just my take on things.
:D (Big Grin)
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