About this project
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:
- 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.
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!
$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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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