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Model: :iconmjranum-stock:
Costume: american flag, latex mask, old phone, squeak hammer all sourced on Ebay.
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If I list a model's icon on DA, it'd be kind of you to drop them a tag or a note letting them know you've used them, so they can see!

I am no longer reading all my DA notes and comments they are overwhelming me! Thank you so much for caring, and using my stock, but it would be a full-time job just to keep up with you. If you want to leave a comment on the image, with a link to your work, please do so - I will check comments randomly from time to time.

If you need to get hold of me urgently, Email me (google me to find my Email address)

If you are wondering why I mark all images "adult content" it's because I only want people who are comfortable with adult content to use my stock. I've had images mis-marked and removed, this way I can be sure nobody will complain. Besides, there's something that will offend anyone in any image if you look hard enough.
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:iconwolfy3:
wolfy3 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meh. This anti-Trump stuff is tired and unoriginal.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Professional
great
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:iconphotorip:
photorip Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
   political art is great..... Obama's Motive by Conservatoons
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:iconarctic-master:
Arctic-Master Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm looking really hard. D: Why am I not offended by this?
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:iconannamae22:
annamae22 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Awesome!
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:iconchipwhitehouse:
ChipWhitehouse Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
LMFAOOOO!!! YAAASSSSS 
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MpCapRuby101 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional
Very good.
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
I want to thank you, mjranum-stock lol

This is the first time I've ever been blocked on DeviantArt.  Felt pretty good, actually haha!  

Keep rocking the controversy :) 
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:icondocmallard:
DocMallard Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
Pretty low forehead stuff. Say loads about you!
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:iconscart:
scart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Forehead's fine but you can always change it in PS.
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! Awesome
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:iconspacecowboy5000:
SpaceCowboy5000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally awesome. This really is worth a thousand words. :D
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carakav Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This doesn't resemble Trump.

It needs more sad sagging body-rolls.
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:iconares12:
ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Student Writer
This is a violation of the US Flag Code according to the United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1

a. The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

d. The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

j. No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

Disclaimer: I'm not putting this out there because I'm "offended," but try having some respect for our nation's flag. If not for Trump's sake, then for our United States servicemen and what the flag stands for.
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lord-scavenger Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
americans: put their flag on bikini patterns, underwear, bandanas, coca cola commercials, pillowcases, burger buns packagings for 4th of july etc etc etc....
someone: uses the american flag as a diaper in satirical context
americans: thIS is a viOLAtion oF THe US FLAg coDE ACCORdinG To ThE UNIted staTES COde TItle 4 chaPTER 1
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
hahahahaha awesome:
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:iconares12:
ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Student Writer
Other people may be fine with that, but not me.
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:iconlord-scavenger:
lord-scavenger Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
ye but i dont see you campaigning in the nearest walmart for them to take the american flag-patterned tshirts off the shelf??? anyone who puts a symbol or a piece of cloth on a pedestal got something wrong with them. a flag is nothing. i can wipe my ass on it. if you really wanna be patriotic, start looking to the land and to your fellow countrymen....... but that's hard, innit? meanwhile getting butthurt over the flag is the easiest way to pass as patriot. dont think ur being slick though
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ares12 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2017  Student Writer
Sounds like someone needs to get Hooked on Phonics.:D (Big Grin) 
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mirandaadria Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Just because you can manage to put words into proper sentence format with accurate punctuation doesn't mean what you're saying isn't complete bollocks.
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lord-scavenger Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
yes well kiddo if u ever learn to speak more than one language youll realize you rly dont give a fuck abt grammar
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TinCanTim Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, art is art, but this is disrespectful to our servicmen and our flag.
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:iconscart:
scart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
So is Trump.
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TinCanTim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you must understand that still doesn't make it alright to do.
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:iconrenekunert:
ReneKunert Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
Probably also offended because of the football players that kneeled, right?  A flag is just a piece of cloth.  The work here represents something a little bigger than that.  So if you are focused so hard on those few pieces of fabric, rather than what this photo means, then you are part of the problem it is addressing. 
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ares12 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2017  Student Writer
Lady, my grandfather was nearly burned alive in his own tank during the Korean Conflict so that you, an Estonian, can tell me what to be offended by, and so that a bunch of million-dollar, privileged athletes can whine about systemic racism that died down fifty years ago.

Second of all, it's not even real art. It's a stock image, something to be used by other artists for reference.
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yea, well My Great Uncle and my Grandfather fought in WWII and Vietnam respectively only to come back to a country to be told "No, you can't eat here, whites only". My Uncle had to flee the state he was born in because he refused to stand up for a white man on a bus, and when the man put hands on him, he fought back. That was AFTER rendering service to a country that did not defend his right to sit there, to get a loan on equal ground with his peers, or to lead an equitable life. He was told that if he stuck around the state, he would be killed and there wasn't a thing anyone could do about it. When I think of the veterans you claim to be defending, that's my first point of reference. My grandfather spent his career on the police force, and had a long-term inside view. He made sure his kids and grand kids knew to stay out of trouble because the cards were stacked against them.

I myself have been a target of some of the shit you can claim "died down fifty years ago" because the same people that chased my father down the road yelling "Ni**er" and throwing rocks when he was a kid raised children of their own, and they're the old guard making policy decisions today and raising kids to hide their bias in plain sight. Don't give me that "Died down fifty years ago" because you don't personally have to deal with it in your life. Did fifty years wipe out generations of learning? Did institutional policies and practices reverse over night? Did centuries of keeping families from owning real-estate and building wealth suddenly get undone? Were the records of those in the prison system because of sun-down laws and Jim Crow expunged? Were families broken up by those laws put back together? No, and all the lingering biases had to be restrained with legislation, a band-aid over a pile of infected scar tissue.

And me? I've been stopped by the police and asked for ID on several different occasions and my buddies at the same school never had the same happen to them. I've had a principle make a racist comment to me behind closed doors. I've been called the N-word by angry people who wanted to get under my skin in person and on the web. I've heard idiots argue that we were better off as slaves in person and in on the shit show that is the internet. Hell, there was a riot at my college after the 2012 election when a bunch of angry students marched on the Minority Student Union like every body in there had committed a crime. I had a friend become indignant when I told him not to use the N-word, he got furious and asked why I can use it and he can't. Nevermind the fact that I hate the word myself, and for all the time we spent together he never once heard me use it, but assumed that I did. I've had people express shock that I could possibly have better grades than them or be competent at what I do. I've seen capable people passed over for opportunities in a corporate workplace to the point where the only people who had not been recognized for work done just happened to be on the wrong side of the paper bag test. What a coincidence. I've gone through so much minor "I can't believe they assumed that" shit that I can't remember half of it.

That's the abbreviated version and only includes the things that I KNOW were because of skin, I have no idea what decisions were made consciously or subconsciously behind closed doors and tight lipped smiles.  All of this, and I've had the privilege of leading a pretty sheltered life. I've enjoyed opportunities other people who look like me have never gotten, and I'm aware of the struggles others have had to go through because of the lottery of birth. I have been very lucky. Just because you don't see what people are protesting about doesn't mean their grievances are non-existent. I'm nowhere near fifty years old.

Make no mistake, I love my country, but I hate being talked down to by people who don't bother asking why someone could possibly feel anything less than complete adoration for it. Your "ownership" or "Claim" over this country is not stronger than generations of other people that have lived, worked, and fought to be here, and you can't tell people how to feel about the country or the flag just because you can't relate to their experiences. People over symbols any and every day.

If this came across as angry, I apologize. I've had the same conversations so many times with people who want to pretend there is no issue that it gets absolutely tiresome. Maybe you know something I don't, please explain it to me.
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
First of all, I am not Estonian.  I am an American diplomat living in Estonia. 
Second, stock art is still art to be used by other artists.  Any artist using this image would still be considered to be creating art.

Again, try again.
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
Yes, I am judging you from every direction.
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ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Student Writer
"Again, try again." Oh my god, the level of adolescence here is astounding. You are basically telling me that I don't have the right to defend my nation's symbolism. I wasn't even being pig-headed about it if you looked at my first comment, I was just telling this guy that what he was doing was offensive, and you're defending him. So, by that logic, I can wear a hijab around my crotch and call it art while flipping you off if you are offended by it.

As much as I despise Islamic ideology, that would be offensive to all Muslims, as what he is doing is just so Anti-American while he lives in a country that permits him to do that without repercussion. As much as he has the right to vandalize our flag and call it "art," I also have the right to criticize him (fair use). So all I ask is that you see my situation from my point of view before you judge the situation.
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Avestra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional General Artist

Oh my god, the level of adolescence here is astounding.

 

You know, some would say that you appear to be among the most childish people in this discussion.

 

You are basically telling me that I don't have the right to defend my nation's symbolism.

 

That’s the beauty of free speech — the same rules apply for everybody, if you have a right to defend a flag, then others have a right to shit on it.

 

I was just telling this guy that what he was doing was offensive, and you're defending him.

 

Of course Marcus is aware that some people are going to consider this image offensive — that was the whole point of this photo. You haven’t informed him about anything he didn’t know already. And, guess what, artists have a right to make intentionally offensive images if they so choose.

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ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Writer
1. If you think that was childish, here's what the other comments consist of:

:iconmjranum-stock: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww did I made the flag cwy?

:iconrenekunert: 
Awww another one that insists that people need to move if they wanna fix something that's broken. Typical hard right lol. Try again.

:iconspacecowboy5000: 
This is art, not politics. You are a narrow minded jerk. I piss on your flag. 'Cuz I'm Canadian. N'yah!

Don't take my word for it, look at them yourselves. I'm not usually eloquent, but I believe I sound pretty sound of mind compared to them.

2. I'm well aware of the double-edged sword that is free speech. But just because someone can don't always mean they should.

3. Him being offensive wasn't really the issue. If anyone had just read the disclaimer, then you'd know why it seemed like I was being prudish in the first place. The issue was that he didn't have to be an asshole with his "
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww did I made the flag cwy?" remark. So who's the bad guy here?
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Avestra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
But just because someone can don't always mean they should.

And why not? A flag is just a piece of cloth. It has no nerves, it cannot feel pain. I see nothing wrong with flag desecration.

Just because you can cut a kitten's throat doesn't mean you should, because a kitten can feel pain, it will suffer. Suffer as in real suffering.
Just because you can desecrate a fag doesn't mean you should, because... Why really? A piece of fabric cannot suffer. Is it because people like you will be offended and "suffer" mild discomfort upon seeing a desecrated flag? Sorry, but that's your problem. If you don't like Marcus' art, you are free not to look at it. Your complaining about the fact that you just saw something you don't like seems childish. Throughout your life you will see and hear a lot of things you don't like. You might as well start getting used to it.
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thaily Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
Relax,  it was probably made in China.
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:iconpaintfairy:
PaintFairy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
if you care more about a flag than people or their rights, that's called nationalism. chill.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Good point; 15 Love.
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

did I made the flag cwy?
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ares12 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2017  Student Writer
"Did," not did, assuming it was a separate sentence. "Cry," not cwy.

You, sir, obviously had no qualms with you posed for this. Your mother must be so proud.
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I spelled 'cry' wrong on purpose. So go ahead and correct my spelling if that makes your little heart swell with pride. Besides, one of the rules of the internet is "don't criticize someone else's language or spelling, when your criticism contains grammatical errors of its own."

My mom and dad would probably be amused; they know me pretty well and are as anti-nationalist as I am.

Do go complain about all the other people who wear flag stuff, then come back and tell me how naughty I was to gird up my goat-smelling balls in the flag. Fortunately, I didn't have to go to the bathroom, because if I'd used the damn thing to wipe my butt with (like the president does) I might have blocked my plumbing and that would have been awkward.
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renato8881 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I were this fat and ugly I'd hate the world around me too.
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
haha!  That is awesome.
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renato8881 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was talking about the "artist" or what do you call him. If he hates his flag so much that he'd whipe his ass with it he should fuck off to siberia or somalia and rethink how good or bad america really is. He's gut and mouth would be less smaller i'm sure about it.
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Avestra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
That fact that some countries (like Somalia or North Korea) are even worse than USA does not mean that USA is the best country on this planet. Nor does it prove that everything is perfect in USA. For example, USA is the only supposedly civilized country where torture (enhanced interrogation, waterboarding whatever you call it) happens. Or compare how USA treats its prisoners with how Norway treats its prisoners.
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
Awww another one that insists that people need to move if they wanna fix something that's broken. 
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ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Student Writer
I copied parts of the text directly from the website www.military.com/flag-day/us-f…, so I'm pretty sure that my criticism doesn't contain any grammatical errors. But kudos for trying.

So, what, are you calling the American flag a sign of white supremacy? This is the kind of false equivalence that many disillusioned, ignorant, and nihilistic left-wing millennials with no sense of respect or pride for their country willingly believe in. Nice to know that you and your folks are proud anti-Americans, and yet you live in a country that permits you the right to behave as such without repercussions. I personally find that even more disheartening.

Lastly, this wasn't a complaint. You didn't bother reading the disclaimer. I have as much disdain for other people who misuse our nation's flag as you did, so I tried to explain in a manner that wasn't condescending or preachy. But, indicating at your unpleasant remark at the end, I sense that your mind is already made up and this argument is going nowhere. And to think I added you to my watch list.

FWI, President Trump did not wipe his butt with an American flag. If that was meant to sound metaphorical, then you did a poor job indicating that. But it is nice to know that you would willing do it: "Fortunately, I didn't have to go to the bathroom, because if I'd used the damn thing to wipe my butt with (like the president does) I might have blocked my plumbing and that would have been awkward."
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Avestra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional General Artist

Nice to know that you and your folks are proud anti-Americans, and yet you live in a country that permits you the right to behave as such without repercussions. I personally find that even more disheartening.

 

A country, which does not allow its citizens to feely criticize it, is called a “tyranny” or “totalitarian dictatorship” and so on. If USA didn’t allow people to criticize it and openly express dissatisfaction, then it would be an even worse place to live in than it already is.

 

Of course you are free to love your country, you are also free to feel proud about it. But other people are free to dislike USA.

 

By the way, I live in Europe and I consider USA to be a pretty bad country to live in. Pretty much every European Union country is better. I certainly see no reason why USA should be sacrosanct and above criticism.

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ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student Writer
"A country, which does not allow its citizens to freely criticize it, is called a “tyranny” or “totalitarian dictatorship” and so on. If the USA didn’t allow people to criticize it and openly express dissatisfaction, then it would be an even worse place to live in than it already is."

You can mostly blame the SJWs, the Feminists, the PC and Cultural Appropriation movement, and the Liberal media for that.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmeSGw…

2. I don't really know much about the EU to make such a judgment, other than that Poland and some of the Eastern Blocs despise it, so I'll leave it at that.
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
The grammatical errors he mentioned wasn't about what you *obviously* copied and pasted.  He was talking about your own words afterward:

"And you, sir, obviously had no qualms with you posed for this. You're mother must be so proud."

Don't start a sentence with "and."
"with you posted for this" ... what?
"You're" - yeah, that's a typical one.  It should be "your."

Again, to reiterate what he already stated: "don't criticize someone else's language or spelling, when your criticism contains grammatical errors of its own."
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ares12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Student Writer
Nice to know that you care more about grammar errors than vandalism.
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