My paintings lately have had a sense of urgency and my life has reflected it as well, it seems. Unlike most of those in charge, I do not think this country is going to recover for a long, long time from this ridiculous run-away spending spree. We cannot borrow our way into prosperity - neither as a people or a country - and to believe or "feel" any way different is pure ignorance.
What happens if you keep charging everything you WANT on a credit card and don't live on what you make? You go bankrupt - and yes, a country CAN go bankrupt. And we are on the edge of it now, and the cliff is crumbling. I don't usually politicize my blog, but I cannot help but feel compelled to express my opinion on this. The politicians - ALL of them - Republican AND Democrats - have mortgaged this country beyond what we can EVER pay back. And just like people who use credit cards with no way of ever paying it back, they have done the same -borrowing from every nation on the planet. I consider that criminal theft, and my children and grandchildren will have to suffer the consequences, if they live through it.
Some days I wish I could run away and hide.
The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.