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User avatar #157 - ProWig (11/17/2012) [-]
can someone explain 1,6,7,8, and 10. i want to make suire i understand them
User avatar #170 to #157 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (11/17/2012) [-]
1 is pretty well described in the other guys' comments
6 I think means that the people who are supposed to be keeping pollution away from the environment are just cutting corners and making it look nicer instead of actually making it less dangerous.
7, same as 1
8 The kid didn't bother climbing out of his pit, and instead just destroyed the ladder so he could keep his limited time in the rut more comfortable. Sort of like what's happening with the energy crisis today.
10 people at a wedding are throwing rice all over the place while chinese(?) people are picking it up. Pretty basic satire on how we waste a lot of **** , even in places you'd never expect.
#198 to #170 - fuckyosixtyminutes (11/17/2012) [-]
I saw 8 as more about the capitalist idea of using your money to make money and advance, but he can't because he has to use all his resources just to survive. It's a big Marxist idea on why the capitalist system "fails".
User avatar #201 to #198 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (11/17/2012) [-]
Well that would make sense if he was building the ladder, but as you saw he was destroying the ladder. I don't see how that's a satire on capitalism.

although I do understand and accept the arguments to be made against it
#204 to #201 - fuckyosixtyminutes (11/17/2012) [-]
Because the capitalist says you use your resources to invest and make more money. You know, you sell some milk to buy a chicken. The chicken lays eggs and you sell them, eventually enough to get a second chicken. Now you're making double the money and soon have more chickens etc. etc. But the reality is that that doesn't work for everyone because they have to use up their "capital" on basic needs rather than profit ventures, so they stay poor forever. In the same way, this guy will never get over the wall because he has to use his way out on the basic need of keeping warm.
User avatar #213 to #204 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (11/17/2012) [-]
He already HAD a way out. I have no idea what's over the wall, but I'm pretty sure the guy in the pit prefers to stay where he is over climbing up and getting out. Once he runs out of wood he'll probably want out, but by then the ladder won't even be two sticks to stand on.

Of course I'm assuming the place over the wall is warm. You can only see the sky, right? If that's imagery then it's probably an allusion to economic growth vs. sustainability, which would also factor in capitalism.

I can't explain this very well. Maybe I'm biased because I don't like capitalism, on principle.
#215 to #213 - fuckyosixtyminutes (11/17/2012) [-]
Well *if* my interp is right than neither does the artist, I'm saying it's condemning it not glorifying it. But maybe it is about environmentalism. Anyway don't feel bad, most people who don't like capitalist have difficulty explaining things.
User avatar #237 to #215 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (11/17/2012) [-]
Hahahahahehehehehe. Passive-Aggressive ending comment. Nice.

I know you were saying it was a satire on capitalism, aka condemning it if not on principle than on intention. I was trying to say that attributing a satire on capitalism to the image was reading a little too much into it, but then I ended up reading far more into the image and the text got bunged up near the end.
#184 to #170 - darkjustifier (11/17/2012) [-]
Thank you, I didn't understand the tenth one.
Thank you, I didn't understand the tenth one.
User avatar #166 to #157 - randomlyici (11/17/2012) [-]
The first one signifies how minorities are usually poor and offer cheap services to clean cars to get some money. The white child does not want to them to clean his car because he doesn't want to be inclined to pay them. I've seen this a lot back in my country.

The 6th one is how people try to hide pollution or at least make it better than it really seems.

The 7th one is actually dark hands that are chained up and the white man is profiting from it. This is to speak about how minorities are usually doing laborious tasks for very cheap pay and the white man profits from it.

The 8th one shows a man who had a ladder to escape but his health and his warmth was more important to him.

The 10th one shows that in 3rd world countries, children (usually of a different race other than white) are put to work doing laborious tasks. In 1st world countries, children are permitted to just play and only worry about education.

These are just my interpretations but hope this helps
#173 to #166 - KungFuZerO (11/17/2012) [-]
I think I have a different interpretation for the 8th one.
but let me preface by saying all interpretations are correct

I think the 8th one is saying that for people in some third world countries, their only chance of escape is prevented by their attempt to survive. His health and warmth aren't necessarily more important, but rather something that requires so much time and resources, its both keeping them alive and keeping them oppressed.
#197 to #173 - fuckyosixtyminutes (11/17/2012) [-]
Not "all" interpretations are correct, Mr. Participation Trophy. Yours is fine though.
#200 to #197 - KungFuZerO (11/17/2012) [-]
I dont think you understand art then.
#206 to #200 - fuckyosixtyminutes (11/17/2012) [-]
Lol? Pretty sure it's actually the *artist* rather than the viewer who decides what their art means, unless they leave it deliberately vague.
#227 to #206 - KungFuZerO (11/17/2012) [-]
I changed my mind
I know you don't understand art.
User avatar #175 to #173 - randomlyici (11/17/2012) [-]
I can see that and I actually like that interpretation much more than my own.
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User avatar #160 to #157 - luxray (11/17/2012) [-]
I think one is like the homeless guys washing your car for money and you're like STOP! and that saying that apathy starts at an early age.
6 is saying that we try to act like pollution isn't a big deal i think.
7 is for every man's pain there is another's gain.
8 he could have used the ladder to climb out instead.
**** if I know 10.
#209 to #160 - fuckyosixtyminutes (11/17/2012) [-]
Apathy? If i want to give someone money I will. I don't need them rubbing some dirty rag on my car to do it. That's not apathy. I don't owe them the dignity of some work facade.
User avatar #238 to #209 - luxray (11/17/2012) [-]
that's just hat I thought.
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