Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I came up with the concept, and Jorge created the design for this little number. Made for the Fashion "Conscience," the message isn't about ideology. It's not about a lean to the left or a lean to the right; it's about we Americans standing up for our country and fighting for a better way of life....regardless of party, religious background, or culture. It's about recognizing that we've lost our voice, but that we have the power to take it back. And take it back we must.
We've allowed our leaders to lie to us, act unscrupulously on our behalf, take selfish risks with our money, and put profit before people for way too long. This nation was created by the people, for the people...and the people have unfortunately positioned themselves firmly in the backseat. We let everyone else do the driving and complain to ourselves instead of those behind the wheel.
These days the media chases news, not stories and truth. Politicians are slaves to corporate backing and the majority of them care more about their titles and terms; not serving us as they are supposed to be doing. The government bails out the banks and the businesses, and leaves the individuals shackled with the burdens of their shady ethics and mismanagement. The "little guy" is left to pull up their bootstraps and pray for things to get better.
And we're letting it happen.
Not all of us, of course. I know there are many people out there saying "no, not any more." But a lot of us feel powerless against these formidable foes. We're deceived by a representative who promised to be transparent--and watch as no one holds him accountable. We're mistreated by a company who fails to deliver on a brand promise--and we're out the cash. We're at the receiving end of a hike in credit card fees--even though we've always paid on time. It's difficult to know which end is up when the world around us exudes irrationality and a mixed-up moral code
To bring this country back from the brink of disaster, we have to dig down deep and find the words to express our anger, our outrage, our commitment to making this world a place we can all be proud to call home.
Save America: It's Up To US!