Monday, January 19, 2004:

I've been duped. Maybe you have too, then again you may already know this.
I was driving north, 18 degrees outside, bright sun, and no music when I finally realized something.
Wars are not about preserving freedom, they are about making the capitalists wealthier.
Now that may seem obvious, but it wasn't to me. I really bought into the whole "war for freedom" idea.
But now I see that it is only to weild power and create money for comapanies that deal in war goods.
And now a possible space program. Again I love the idea of space exploration but the timing is all wrong..umm soldies are dying! for God's sake!!!!!!!!!...and we have no money for it, yet since we are giving money to the war profiteers why not give some to our wealty buddies that deal in aeronautics?

// 2:28 PM

You can thank your president for that. In his recent tete-a-tete with Vicente Fox he sold off our country...again. Of course these are jobs that Americans, LEGAL Americans wouldn't want. I don't know what it is like in your area of the country but the view from here looks like this:
Landscaping...these are jobs once given to neighborhood teens, let them be bored and do drugs instead.
same thing with Fast Food, teen jobs, gone, instead taken by people who have no idea what the hell you are ordering.
Roofing...a job that is probably at least 40k a year. No, no family man would need that.
Driveway Paving...again a decent job no real American would want.
Tellers...my bank could be in Tiajana.
You may be wondering why this is on my war site. Giving away our country to the concerns of big business and power, hmm, what else would it be called?

// 1:12 PM

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the IRAQI 2003 war depicted in a painting-a-day

With our soldiers, men and women, off to fight for our freedom and the freedom of Iraq, I wanted to do more than attend a demonstration. (I did one last week in Chicago and we were circled by police in riot gear and moved, literally smashed like sardines and moved, to a different area to be controlled. It was very frightening, especially after the recent e2 incident where people were crushed in a crowd. ) I want to know why we are doing this, and to that end I have decided to put my efforts into my art. To paint something, anything, is to get to gain intimate knowledge of it.

I am a war zombie. I watch CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and ABC. I am seeking answers.

I have no taste for blood. It seems to me that an intellectual resolution could have been possible. Squabbling over the fence and threatening to sue doesnâ??t seem to mean much when the other guy is blasting the Iraqi landscape off the map.

I am wishing peace.

P.S. If you would like to know how oil-well fires are put out, check out â??Hellfightersâ?� starring John Wayne playing Red Adair.

P.P.S. When the Afghanistan War happened I kept asking, â??Where is the war coverage?â?� I wonder why there was so much pomp and circumstance with this war? And is this war about terrorism? What did we do in Afghanistan besides blow it up? If you havenâ??t accomplished your first goal (martyring Osama bin Laden) why are we starting a new fight?

P.P.P.S Do you know that in 1991 in a war lead by Bush the Elder, we abandoned the people? And the people were starving, they looted the artifacts from the cradle of civilization, so they could survive. Wealthy people all over the world now have these priceless treasures in their possession. Hopefully they are caring for them so they can be restored to Iraq after this war establishes peace for these people. If you would like to know more about the artifacts, go HERE

Painting Info:

10" x 11"

watermedia & glitter on 100% rag paper