Art journal page made 11/12/16. It is time for each and every one of us to wake up.
Our “leaders” aren’t our leaders. They don’t care about us. They don’t work for us.
This is a game to them. This is a puppet show, and we are the puppets.
Turn the TV off. Put down the smartphone. Don’t look at the news.
Take care of yourself – go for a walk, eat healthy food, read a book to learn something – not to escape. Now is the time to awaken, not to escape.
We are waking up to the game that we are in. we vote, but “they” pick the winner.
How about we all vote, but leave every slot on the ballot blank? This way “they” can’t say it is voter apathy. We didn’t forget to vote. We didn’t just stay home. We showed up, and we said NO. No more of this. We are tired of the game because “We the People” always lose.
God is in charge, not any man or woman. Not any elected official. God was upset with Israel when they insisted on having a king over them. God allows us free choice, and watches, hands tied, when we make bad choices.
We will always lose when we put people over us to rule us – when we forget that God is the supreme authority – not any person. Time to look for other ways to support ourselves, rather than relying on “The Man”.
Time to break up with government.
Time to say “It’s not me – it’s you, government. It just isn’t working out.”
Background and construction –
Base – the back of a sample ballot – the back was printed with “Page Left Intentionally Blank”. When I first saw this (this is from a ballot from the Spring of 2016) I thought it was funny to make the page not blank by writing that it was blank. But now I see something different. I turned it so “Blank” – nothing – is up. You can see the printing of the sample ballot through the page, so it shows that this is about an election.
I included stamps related to America – personal freedom. Native American. Statue of Liberty that is Blue and Red and White – not divided, but all three – so not Blue (democratic) States or Red (republican) states, but all of the Union, together. There is even Green, for Independent. Stamps about war and liberty, about “A common Determination”, about “Industry and agriculture for defense”, about “Security, education , conservation, health for defense.” Dog tags saying “never forgotten” and a military medal saying “Honoring those who served”.
Ephemera about quality, creativity, unique expressions of each person, of the various and unique cultural and religious traditions that make this country so great.
This is OUR country. It is time to reclaim it as the great country of individuals who choose to live in freedom – as wide and varied as that term means.