I made this piece ‘Election Box’ before the 2016 election. You will notice that on the left side, where the choices are, there are stock symbols for companies like Monsanto, Haliburton & Walmart instead of candidates. The dollar sign beneath the choices, refers to all the donations these corporations make to both political parties.
The chain running through the mechanisms, lead to the inevitable conclusion that we all lose when influence over public policy is bought and paid for by corporations whose sole purpose for existing is usually self interest and shareholder profit.
In the top right hand corner of the box there are some screws, and above it the word ‘You’re’.
This should be a bipartisan issue for both parties, but both are reaping the rewards. Imagine, if all the money used for campaigning in elections was used to actually help people?
This piece – like most on this site – is for sale for $140, inclusive of shipping. Maybe one of these companies will buy it to destroy it? For them it’s double.
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