Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vis a Vis Riders in the StormTouch Me and My Husband........ HA!

 drawing- collage by marguerita
Lately, I must admit, as I never would open my heart to the world, but considering that I have kidney failure,on dialysis and wondering if I will get a live donor to save my life,I become ever so more critical and intense.
My drawings,always betrayed my moods and beliefs,as I found always a refuge in my art to play with reality.....
So,this evening,after making for myself a little plate of pasta,
I come upon this story in todays's NYTimes..... quite apropos....
So the story I’d like to tell is this: Over the past half-century, society has become more individualistic. As it has become more individualistic, it has also become less morally aware, because social and moral fabrics are inextricably linked. The atomization and demoralization of society have led to certain forms of social breakdown, which government has tried to address, sometimes successfully and often impotently.
This story, if true, should cause discomfort on right and left. Conservatives sometimes argue that if we could just reduce government to the size it was back in, say, the 1950s, then America would be vibrant and free again. 
But the underlying sociology and moral culture is just not there anymore.
 Government could be smaller when the social fabric was more tightly knit, but small government will have different and more cataclysmic effects today when it is not.

lyrics excerpts could apply........
 of Riders in the Storm
Light My Fire
 Touch me

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