From the beginning with the 2008 presidential campaign, whenever I see the creature who calls himself Barack Hussein Obama, I am reminded of these images from The Dark Knight — of Heath Ledger’s demonic Joker (a role that killed Ledger) reveling in the sheer destruction, mayhem and chaos he’s fomented.

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There were others who saw in Obama the same demonic Joker, most famously this poster (below) by an anonymous — and prescient — artist which began appearing in the streets of Los Angeles:


John McNaughton’s new painting, “The Demise of America,” evokes the same allusion:

Click pic to enlargeFiddling while America burns

McNaughton writes:

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Many Americans today feel a sense of dismay and horror as we see our country in a downward spiral; both economically, morally, and politically. President Obama’s indifferent attitude and the continuous list of scandals and bad policy are leading the country to ruin.

As an artist I am reminded of the old saying “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” History believes that Nero himself may have set the great fire that burned a part of Rome during his leadership. Afterwards, he blamed it on the Christians who suffered great persecution under his rule. I see great similarities to what we are experiencing today. Obama fiddled, while the people witnessed the demise of America.

“The Demise of America” is available at

H/t FOTM’s beloved Miss May.


Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.