Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday's Toys take on the Dark Side


I saw this little Mobile Oil truck at my family gathering last weekend & I knew I wanted to photograph it for the Tuesday's Toys series. After some thought regarding the tragic and horrifically stupid oil damage continuing in the Gulf I had to speak out (however small this voice is). The robot in the truck just reminds me of the two huge beasts at work in this country. First, the deadly sin GREED, working its way into the hearts & minds of mankind, and second, the well oiled old-school machinery of politics. Just because someone comes riding in on a big white horse it does not mean he's a hero. It's just more of the same nuts and bolts in a new outer layer. I'm 46. I'm just barely old enough to remember a more innocent time. We had no idea the mechanical beasts were busy at work. Then someone decided to pop our bubble of illusion and expose Nixon.
Everything changed after that. Much for the better, but the nasty beasts were still there, working away, cutting corners, approving without reviewing, and slipping favors under the table, and until we stand up and demand it stop we will all suffer the consequences.

4 comments:

chris murphy said...

what i love is that to solve the problem of the constant flow of oil into the the gulf, they tried to cap it off with, basically, a giant steel dome. that was two weeks ago and it failed.... miserably. Then , ;ast week, they decided they were going to try a new technique to cap off the oil.... a smaller dome.... im not kidding, the large dome failed so now they are going to try a smaller on... just goes to show the kind of people we let run the government...

kevin said...

thats a different way of looking at the objects such innocece... but depth of so much odd sorrow.

Adrian Brandon said...

I agree with the whole Nixon thing. You're totally right.

rudyalanis70 said...

i agree..