This is unusual. I am not one to voice any political ideals; be they right, center or left. I haven’t the time to stay current on all aspects of foreign and domestic issues. I do watch more closely since the debacle (farce, disaster, calamity, tragedy) of 2008. I am dumbfounded by the way our political system works – or doesn’t work. I took this photo because it said something to me. Can you see it? I have always loved America, its origins, the makeup of its people and most of all, the possibilities. I would like to say that I have always been proud. I can’t. The pride is clouded by the incredible success greed (gluttony, avarice, insatiability) seems to have had in our economy and sadly in all our lives. Whether it is Monsanto, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, AIG, Novartis, Exxon Mobil, or BP, we have a major problem with influence. I am so tired of the rhetoric, so tired of politicians, lobbyists, democrats and republicans.
We have such potential as a nation. I don’t know what the solution is. I do know it will take a group of incredibly honest (sincere, decent, law-abiding, moral, truthful) and remarkable (intelligent, clever, experienced, intellectual, gifted, shrewd, rational) leaders to effect change.
I sit in wonderment staring at this picture and ponder a better America.
Happy Holidays everyone! May 2015 be the year of such new leaders.