It is often said that things are darkest before the dawn. When we look back in the rear view mirror at the passing of 2011, we find little solace in the fact that we were not alone when it came to navigating the stressful demands of a great depression and the transformative social unrest it has given rise to.
The plight of struggling Americans all across the country this year gone by has been disheartening. And their plight has, for the most part, been shamefully minimized as elected officials from every constituency continue to dismiss the public demonstrations of their voting population. Nor have any of the people’s protests prevented our legislative representatives from secretly re-routing our resources away from the very infrastructure that is necessary to improve the livelihoods for those who embody the backbone of America.
Instead, the preferential beneficiary of these resources appears to be the ‘new people’ -- a ‘new people’ furtively created by the Supreme Court, and comprised of the well-endowed institutions known collectively as Corporate America.
Every living and breathing citizen has a right to contribute and take up space, and it’s time we occupy our space with confidence.
Power to the real people! Stand up and be noticed in 2012 because everyone knows it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
A partial glimpse of a larger work in progress. Oil on canvas.
© Copyright by KA Collins.
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Any illusions that the American people tried to hold on to in 2011 appear to have been profoundly shattered. Can we really trust the powers that be to better navigate our sinking ship in 2012? ‘In The Rear View Mirror’ March 31, 2009 posting "The American Myth”.