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Super PACs are absurd. Ours is especially so. Help spread the absurdity of the American campaign finance system with art!
Super PACs are absurd. Ours is especially so. Help spread the absurdity of the American campaign finance system with art!
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We have been officially recognized by the Federal Elections Committee as an "independent-expenditure only committee"...a SUPER PAC! This is absurd! We have no business raising unlimited dollars to influence political elections with little oversight from the FEC...And yet, here we are. As the great Mythic Historian Barry Gibes once said, "Absurdity yields the absurd." And so, "The Mythic History of America, For America Super PAC" was born...absurdity made flesh...or Super PAC.

What is our goal? 

To spread absurdity through the official channels of the FEC. And we need your help! Along with your generous Kickstarter funding, you will be able to be a part of the absurdity, by spreading our pamphlets around your home town. If successful, we will be able to complete the following: 

Pamphlets for Nathanael Greene
Pamphlets for Nathanael Greene
  • Pamphlet Drop: 5,000 pamphlets featuring a Patron Saint or Local Deity from the American Mythic History books will be discretely scattered throughout the downtown DC area in bars, restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops, delis, and office buildings.  See an example of our other pamphlets here.
  • Rise of the Pamphleteers: This is you! If you choose, you can fund us using one of our 'Pamphleteer' rewards, and will be sent a packet of pamphlets to give to friends and family, explaining the glorious absurdity of Super PACs.
  • Postcards: postcards featuring Mythic History illustrations and propaganda will be sent to the President and every US senator.

This is only the beginning! All future donations to The Mythic History of America, For America Super PAC will fund more campaigns, and we will use every penny to create absurd illustrations and ads in/on placemats, billboards, penny savers, newspapers, magazines, public access television, websites, mailers, robo-callers, email blasts, network TV, TIMES SQUARE.....we're limited only by your UNLIMITED DONATIONS. So we're pretty limitless.

Stamps from New America (A melted Antarctica)
Stamps from New America (A melted Antarctica)

Hold on, what is "The Mythic History of America?"

The Mythic History of America is an ongoing art project by Ben Pinder. The goal was to create a fictitious version of American history that unites everyone under a grandiose origin story, similar to myths from the old world. It's completely bonkers, but that's sort of the point. A Primordial Lobster God personifying America? YES! Buffalo Goddess Cults? Sure! Saintly Bovine feminists? We got em! Ben looks at America and wonders how we got here. There are myths, heroes and gods of profit and consumerism, war and patriotism, fast food and the American Dream. The sky’s the limit with a Super PAC, so pledge and help us reach our stretch goals!

The Battle of Communy
The Battle of Communy

STRETCH GOALS

$350 - Postcards to every presidential candidate.

$500 - Postcards to each member of congress. 

$1,000 - Upgrades to large postcard for you and all of the above. 

$3,000 - Illustration/Ad in placemats in Iowa restaurants. 

$5,000 - Illustration/Ad in placemats in New Hampshire restaurants. 

$7,500 - Custom billboard in Iowa. 

$15,000 - Custom billboard in New Hampshire. 

$45,000 - Full campaign in digital version of nytimes.com

Risks and challenges

Seeing as this is a Super PAC, there's a chance we could get TOO MUCH money. But those problems are easily solved through increased spending.

There is a risk that production of some new illustrations could be delayed due to illness or death. However, my convictions concerning this project are so strong, I am confident I could sketch ideas from the afterlife.

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    I gotcha, *wink wink*. This is a super PAC after all! Your name will be included on our 'Thank You' page on our website, but true prestige comes when you funnel unlimited dollars through your favorite 501(c)(4) shell corporation and send donations to The Mythic History of America, For America HQ.

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    POSTCARD - Your name included on our exclusive '$5 Thank You' page plus you'll receive a mailed postcard featuring illustrations from the Mythic History of America archives.

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    PAMPHLET - A 'Thank you', and a new pamphlet about an American Patron Saint or Local Deity. Postcard included!

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    NATIONALIST: PAMPHLETEER - A 'Thank you', and a 20 pack of pamphlets to distribute in your town. Postcard included!

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    NATIONALIST: PATRON - A 'Thank you', and a 4"x6" signed and editioned archival digital print featuring a newly created scene from the Mythic History of America. Postcard included!

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    EXCEPTIONALIST: PAMPHLETEER - A 'Thank you', and a 50 pack of pamphlets to distribute in your town. Mailed postcard included!

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    EXCEPTIONALIST: PATRON - A 'Thank you', and a 8"x10" signed and editioned archival digital print featuring a newly created scene from the Mythic History of America. Postcard included!

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    PATRIOT: PAMPHLETEER - A 'Thank you', and a 150 pack of pamphlets to distribute in your town. Postcard included!

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    PATRIOT: PATRON - A 'Thank you', and a 11"x14" signed and editioned archival digital print featuring a newly created scene from the Mythic History of America. Postcard included!

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    PATRIOT HERO (EARLY BIRD!)- An invitation to tea at The Mythic History of America, For America Headquarters in Rhinebeck, NY. Not just any tea...this will be an EPIC tea. Cookies, tiny sandwiches, croquet, tea, coffee, bloody mary's, happiness, the feeling that you're part of the political elite because you gave money to an Super PAC...you get it. Absurdity will abound, and everyone gets an award. Postcard, all three prints, and 250 pamphlets included.

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    PATRIOT HERO - An invitation to tea at The Mythic History of America, For America Headquarters in Rhinebeck, NY. Not just any tea...this will be an EPIC tea. Cookies, tiny sandwiches, croquet, tea, coffee, bloody mary's, happiness, the feeling that you're part of the political elite because you gave money to an Super PAC...you get it. Absurdity will abound, and everyone gets an award. Postcard, all three prints, and 250 pamphlets included.

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    ARCHBISHOP/ASSISTANT TREASURER - Your name will be added to official Super PAC documents as "ARCHBISHOP of The Mythic History of America, For America". Postcard, all three prints, and 250 pamphlets included. Plus, an invitation to tea!

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    SUPREME PATRIOT (Early Bird!) - My friend and ally, welcome to infamy. You're entered into the official Mythic History books as "Supreme Patriot". Those pages will be etched in stainless steel and placed in a capsule deep in the earth.. The coordinates and key for the capsule will be hidden for safe keeping, until the appointed hour. At that time, the capsule will be unearthed, and if we're all still alive, we'll have a party.
    ALSO, A statue in your likeness will be erected in in a wooded sanctuary behind our compound. You'll also be invited as the Guest(s) of honor at the epic tea party. Only 500 of these valuable rewards are available, so act fast!

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    SUPREME PATRIOT - My friend and ally, welcome to infamy. You're entered into the official Mythic History books as "Supreme Patriot". Those pages will be etched in stainless steel and placed in a capsule deep in the earth.. The coordinates and key for the capsule will be hidden for safe keeping, until the appointed hour. At that time, the capsule will be unearthed, and if we're all still alive, we'll have a party.
    ALSO, A statue in your likeness will be erected in in a wooded sanctuary behind our compound. You'll also be invited as the Guest(s) of honor at the epic tea party. Only 500 of these valuable rewards are available, so act fast!

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