LOS ANGELES --
An L.A. erotic artist and a controversial figure has taken the Government of the United States to task on a human rights issue with regard to the war on terror, and the issue of Islamic extremism.
As the President of the United States was preparing the final touches on Wednesday's State of the Union message, Will Griffith had this to say:
"While we are fighting wars that resolve nothing, the President, who is of Kenyan heritage, should move into Darfur
with United Nations approval and call the United Nations to task to join this effort, and remove the Janjaweed as a threat to the women and children there. It is about humanity. It is about people and not politics. If you want to earn your Nobel Peace Prize, I suggest you start by making peace for a people who know nothing but hazard and death, because they are governed by a culture of death and hate. If we are to be a culture of life and hope, why do we shy from the greatest genocidal crisis in our lifetime?"
Griffith went on to say that he was fed up with politics as we know it.
Griffith said he believes the artists and poets, not politicians, who will save the course of humanity and history.
"As the GOP candidates debate one another, and a President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, and as I paint yet another picture that shows a big c**k...let's be clear (in the words of our President, Barack Obama)...the difference between the artist and the politician is that the artist does what he or she does to MAKE YOU THINK FOR YOURSELVES. A politician works to make YOU THINK LIKE THEY DO. It's called polarization and artists do not seek to polarize you. We seek to empower you." Griffith was quoted as saying earlier today on his Facebook profile.
Griffith said he wishes the "American Process the best", but that his faith is in the American people, rather than any single politician. Griffith has officially endorsed Mitt Romney, but said if any other candidate became the G.O.P. nominee, he would vote for Obama in the general election as a protest to the lack of leadership among GOP power brokers.