America From Sea to Shining Sea

The Majesty 2016 © Laurie Pace 24 x 30 Oil on Canvas

The Majesty 2016 © Laurie Pace 24 x 30 Oil on Canvas

“Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain. America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.” ― George Carlin

The Majesty.  A beautifully touched up with a slight facelift painting that is now at The La Jolla Gallery in California. Hopefully this beautiful horse remains untouched by change. 

I hesitated to use this quote... but dang... the truth hurts doesn't it?  This is not the America I was born and raised in. Times change, years tick by... money is important... like Monsanto... who genetically modifies our foods and creates sprays to kill our world.  They are killing us.  It is simple crowd control that our government approves of.   And most of you seem to be eating right along and spraying for weeds, ants and other things in the yard. 

Terry and I fear for our grandchildren and possible great grandchildren.  We are the results of the cold war... and we were taught to fear from a young age.  Current generations being born have no clue about Polio, The Cold War, Bombs threatening the USA.   The mighty dollar did not control the country quite a badly after the Great Depression. People did not have the wants and desires they have today.  Back then you were lucky to have TWO Sunday dresses for church, unlike current closets, my own  as well, that provide almost endless choices.  We lived on less, and we did not expect things to be given to us. We had to work for things and earn them. Money was not our lives.  We did not work endless hours to make money to have more things.  We were more content with family and the simple joys of life, laughter and love. 

It is not just Billboards enticing us today, sadly it is constant connection to the world through the internet, bombarded by ads, enticing things that are must haves, keeping up with friends, eating out all the time.  What is family time? What is devotional time?  What is clean living? 

Yep... I was in a mood after discovering this quote... look for better choices.  No comment on contacting your local congressman or even the upcoming elections. TOO SCARY. '

“See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness —Habakkuk 2:4

Laurie