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.