Good day Everyone!
I believe this post will be political as well because I am feeling very angry.....again. I have felt very affected by the incident in Arkansas plus the release of findings (again) on the Gulf Oil spill and the awarding of billions of dollars in bank bonuses all over the world. Now, these happenings remind me of the repetitive falls and burnings of empires throughout history. Today, I do ask myself ,"Where are the majority of people who are subject to all this greed and destruction"?
I believe the use of anti-depressants is unnecessary as long as there is the Tube and a plethora of mind-numbing media parasites willing to hide or to partake in the eating away of our own willpower and ability to reason and,more importantly, to feel.
As populations become weighed-down,buried by debt incurred by their governments and banks, a deep and resentful silence takes place. And, with this, they grumble each day and devour their own ability to act positively and decisively. In short, the higher echelons of power are permitted to commit murder and destruction with no fear of retribution,punishment or even of being brought to justice. After causing total destruction in the Gulf of Mexico, BP stocks are rising in value in Europe and they continue as usual...in the North Sea, perhaps the Arctic. And the banks, after causing 2 years of total instability the world over, they have the temerity to award themselves with our money without shame! What is going on here?
And now, the possible slaughter of thousands of wild creatures who have done no harm but live their lives as any animal should be permitted to do...I do believe in being a force for good and for holding prayer for this planet in my entire being. I do most fervently...But, while populations are lost fiddling with the latest techno-gadget, our world is burning in so many ways and our prayers need some form of action to be taken.
And, I believe,that we artists can play a deciding role once we get out of the box of galleries and the cycles of show and sell. We have an amazing amount of energy, feeling and intelligence that we allow to be sequestered to an isolated part of society. Even the art websites remain our havens while the world continues on its' very dubious way. Let us put our hearts and eyes together to really challenge what is happening on a daily basis....It doesn't have to be strident,ugly or loud, it can just be definite. Thank you.