Long-sleeved Black Red Star T-shirt
You can wear your heart on your sleeve, or your politics on your chest. Ban T-shirts—“redress your world”—provides political t-shirts on themes including the political, environmental, organic, anti-war, Native American, and anti-religious. They break it down from the EZLN to GMOs, and have the sense of humor to send up some traditional idols by combining Manson's face with the iconographic image of Che Guevara. A sign of fanaticism: no sense of humor. I once had a date with a Marxist, and told him the following joke:
“How many Marxists does it take to change a light bulb? (Anticipatory pause.) You can't just change the bulb, you have to change the system.”
“I don't like that joke,” he said. We did not meet again.
I selected the red star shirt due to its potential ambiguity as well as its graphic simplicity. The cotton is lightweight and the fit is comfortable. However, with current levels of cultural literacy, there's a risk that it could be mistaken for the Macy's logo. This spring, a young Republicans organization publicized its event with a stencil-like design featuring raised red fists in front of a blue capitol dome. For those who prefer a strict visual over a slogan, there's Flowerguns, Kill Your Television, BikeFish, Petrolcide, Salish Break Dancer, War is Peace, and The Addiction. Ordering shirts made by Royal Apparel instead of American Apparel is an option for bulk requests.
One question: there's a page of Bush jokes, some of them classic, but if dissent is the duty of the citizenry in an ostensibly democratic society, isn’t it time for Obama criticism? But if you are not so inclined, perhaps I shouldn't ask and I shouldn't tell. Want to tell the world how you feel about your preferred cause? Check out Ban T-shirts.
Photo depicts short-sleeved version of the same t-shirt.