Merchandising WikiLeaks

A long lineage of cultural critics, from Guy Debord to Carl Roscoe, have insisted on the unique ability of contemporary societies to ‘merchandise dissent’. Also, one man’s foe is another man’s icon. So, after  Saddam Hussein’s card decks and the Osama Bin Laden Russian dolls, US new public enemy n. 1, WikiLeaks, spawns a series of novelty products. Here’s my – so to speak – favourites.

Category: dog clothing
Origin: USA
Price: $ 18.95

Let’s say you have a small yappy dog. Which is admittedly already pretty annoying. What would you do to make it into an even more annoying little animal? Well buy a “I heart heart heart WikiLeaks” dog tee-shirt. Please note the Gothic font, which automatically adds a biker tattoo twist to the whole thing.