Art Porn: Packaged politicians coming to a supermarket near you

Art Porn: Packaged politicians coming to a supermarket near you

PoliticsJanuary 21, 2015

Packaged politicians is anything but a new concept. Special interest groups, PACs, lobbyists, corporate ties and totalitarian regimes have identified this insidious problem for years, decades...ok centuries. After all, if you can't kiss a baby or deliver a charismatic address about saving the middle class without a drop of doubt then you're probably not ready to be in politics. Seduce the people, elude to change and you're in. That's why we'd rather super-glue our junk to a moving vehicle than watch the State Of The Union or #SOTU if you're into the whole brevity thing.

Because of these packaged and processed politicians, one middle eastern artist, Saint Hoax, has taken it upon himself to help you visualize just what it would be like to have all of your politicians available for purchase in the meat bin. We're guessing there would be plenty of discounts considering no one would want them. 

Infatuated by the element of POP, Hoax works with both tangible and digital mediums to recreate a world based on visual lies. Combining pop art with tyrants and world leaders became Saint Hoax's signature. Now, he's going Politarian. What's that you ask? 

pol·i·tar·i·an : poləˈterēən/
noun
1. 
a person who doesn't consume politics or politicians especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.



2. 
of or relating to the exclusion of politicians from the diet.
"I will not vote because I’m a politarian."

Our words can't do it justice, so we're going to let Saint Hoax give you the rundown on why he's going Politarian.

The ethics of eating meat are very similar to those of politics. People carefully choose their meat in accordance to their religious values; the way they would choose a leader. If religion doesn’t apply, social morals govern that decision. Both topics continue to stir controversy and debates, dividing people into supporters, opposers and those that lie in between. Supporters argue that both practices are vital for human existence, while opposers preach that they can easily be substituted. 

Injected with hormones, injected with votes
The bigger the better, sit back as it grows
Preferences vary between fatty and lean, Netanyahu and Putin.
With or without preservatives, liberals and conservatives.
Well-done and medium rare, insurance and Obama care
A part of your system, it runs through your veins,
Along with that pleasure comes an inevitable pain.
But whether it’s processed meat or the head of state,
They both have an expiration date

Get it? Got It? Good. Now, here is your selection of meats. How many of these leaders can you and your political science friend name? Make your parents proud!