My first showing of paintings in Lawrence, Kansas: Read text of show program with descriptions of paintings...
J. Edgar Mueller: To fabricate an alibi for his nonfeasance, and to cover up his department's embarrassing cut of the counterterrorism budget last year, Attorney General John Ashcroft - working with his hand-picked aide, F.B.I. Director "J. Edgar" Mueller III - has gutted guidelines put in place a generation ago to prevent the abuse of police power by the federal government..." By William Safire, New York Times. June 3, 2002 [more]
As the middle class continues to fade and in the shadows rich and powerful gain more control let there also be a counter culture and way of life that exists in the light of day. One works in a world of command and control and holds on to, maintains and enhances a legacy that enslaves people and destoys the environment. The other has no organization but simply exists within each individual who takes reponsibility for the making of a better world, who live by and within their own endevours, who respects the culture of others and who lives small and in harmony with the environment. To which do you belong?
Commentary; JOHN BALZAR; The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class; The once-ultimate goal is more elusive. The Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, Calif.; May 19, 2002; JOHN BALZAR; The rise of the middle class represented a leap forward in social progress, both in aim and fact. Better living for everyone. By contrast, a stratified society with a thin veneer of wealth atop a growing underclass is an atavistic throwback in the social order. And a disturbing one from my middle-class perspective. Such arrangements historically depend on force, not consent. [more in pay-per-view archive]
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