Saturday, July 28, 2007

Extinct



I recently ran across a picture of something extinct- and it scared me silly. It made me think-we live in a country that has become extinct. Gone is the good ole AMERICA we grew up in and was so proud of. Gone is the safe neighborhoods for kids, gone is the moral decency of citizens, gone is the trust of governing bodies, gone is the pride that built this country. It has a become a monster landmass holding the citizens hostage.
Teach me to be looking at pictures-huh!

7 comments:

Larry said...

You're right, things have changed so much, you don't see this life anymore.

Kvatch said...

You got all that from a Thomas Kincaid painting? (Sorry...I just couldn't resist. ;-) ).

Robert said...

probably not what Kincaid intended - huh.

Kvatch said...

You know Robert...I think that is exactly what Kincaid intends. His paintings scream: "A safe America", "A proud America", "A simpler America".

And in fact, your post inspired me to do one of my own on that last theme. Thanks.

Hedy said...
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Hedy said...

I've been struggling with this - my Mom says that things are way worse than they've ever been, but I think it's all a matter of perspective. I'm sure African Americans wouldn't look back on the 50's and 60's as the good ol' days. They sure as hell couldn't trust the government. Before that, Jews were being massacred -- and this proud country didn't get involved until after Pearl Harbor. Before that, women couldn't vote. And before that, we were wiping out Native Americans for land. I dunno. If you're white and middle class, yes, the good ol' days might've happened. But I think they mostly exist in paintings. I'm not trying to be cynical or critical. Maybe it's because my good ol' days always seem to be right now.

Peacechick Mary said...

I dunno. My mom lived through the depression and then there was the Oklahoma dust bowl and rationing during WW II, 56,000 dead soldiers in Viet Nam, not to mention several slime ball Republican Presidents and One assassinated President. Like the old comedian said, "Could be worst." Sure enough it got worst.