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Painting: 'Pharmasaurus Rx'

I've been observing several contradictions that we face in our society and the "War on Drugs" has always been one of the most blatantly exploited mantras that often brings me to disgust. In school, they told me to 'Say No to Drugs' and yet our establishment and media pushes all types of wonderful drugs for just about everything. America is the largest consumer of pharmaceutical drugs in the world and that makes me wonder how much our foreign policy is about maintaining our "fix," rather than spreading democracy and good will. I hope the painting makes the viewer consider what really lies behind the reasons for all these military entanglements.

--Josh Rideout