ArtBookGuy
  Art For All People®    Real Talk About Contemporary Art    May 2017
ARE WE OUT TO LUNCH?

One thing the media won’t do is criticize the American public.

Needless to say, they won’t do this because they don’t want to piss you off and make you change the channel. They want to keep their advertising revenue flowing. This makes perfect sense.

However, at what point do we stop blaming our political leaders for whatever goes wrong? At what point do we have to look at ourselves and ask …

“Are WE out to lunch?”

I mean, seriously. Currently, there are so many questionable things that are going down in our country and everyone seems to be either out to lunch or asleep at the wheel. Really both.

And yet, if you talk to the average person on the street, they either don’t know or don’t care about what’s going on and if they do know what’s going on, they just make comments like …

“WELL … let’s just wait and see.”

Let’s just wait and see what? Watch the country fall into the abyss? What’s it going to take for people to wake up?

Surely the founding fathers – as deeply flawed as they were – didn’t have this in mind. Everybody seems to be out to lunch. Literally. As a nation, we’re constantly eating with our feet up, in front of the TV, getting fatter and opiate drug abuse has hit epidemic proportions.

What are we doing? Where are we going as a nation? What are we going to do next?

What’s our next hedonistic move? Implosion? Let's hope not.

Our political leaders can only get away with whatever we as Americans allow. I don’t care whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Tory, Whig or Mickey Mouse Club ambassador. Aren’t we Americans first?

Whatever happened to America? Remember America?

By the way, I’m not talking about YOUR view of America or MY view of America. I’m talking about OUR view of America. America as it really is and should be for everyone, not just a few.

Interestingly, given everything that’s happening, I still don’t think anything radical or revolutionary is required. The founding fathers took care of that.

The problem is we’re suffering from those pathological, fraternal twins: apathy and overindulgence.

We just need to wake up, put down our handheld devices for a moment and reconnect with what’s actually going on as opposed to what’s virtually occurring. It feels like we're in a deep, cold sleep.

Can we all just … WAKE UP? Might there be even a slim chance that WE are the ones with the problem?

Oops. Sorry. We can’t talk about this right now because everyone is …

Out to lunch.

 

 

 

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