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Are We Kinder

Are We Kinder Social Lubricator Button Museum
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ARE WE KINDER & GENTLER, yet?
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Black text over a blue background with white fish shapes

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DONNELY/COLT CUSTOM PRINTING BOX 188 HAMPTON CT 06247 203-55-9621

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This phrase “Are we kinder and gentler yet” was made famous by George HW “Poppy” Bush during a 1988 campaign speech. These buttons were made in opposition to the future president’s position.  The background is made up of bombs in a blue sky referring to the Gulf War. The phrase was again brought to popularity in 2010 by Sir Elton John, when he stated that the USA was a “mean-spirited nation” and he “hoped it would become a kinder and gentler one”.

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Social Justice Buttons. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.donnellycolt.com/catalog/socjusbutton.html

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SL0627
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