Friday, September 27, 2013


Dark Clouds Rising, my previous post, outlines the demolition of America by Barack Obama and the Democrats.  In the process of searching for symbols of what is happening under Obama’s administration, I ran across a sculpture by a Carson City, Nevada artist by the name of Matthew Welter.  He calls his latest type of art Fire Inside.

I’ve done some research and he has a sculpture shop on highways 395 and 50.  Apparently, he’s an avid “burner” as he calls himself on his Facebook.  As I understand the term, Burning Man back in the late 80’s, it was about a group of hippies going to the desert and “BURNING---THE MAN.”  The man, in those days, meant just about any kind of authority from the “Pigs” (police) to Washington conservative politicians.  

The Burners built a huge wooden stick man, (sort of a takeoff on the “Wickerman” an ancient practice by Druids--priests of Celtic paganism) who burned it in effigy that may have included human sacrifice.

Since burning is a singular feature of Burning Man, Welter devised a way to burn his sculptures from the inside but before they are totally consumed by fire he apparently douses the fire at a specific point and the statement is made.

Welter seems to be an iconoclast of sorts in the burner community, a free thinker who promotes Liberty as his primary objective.  A rather fascinating gyration given the heavily partisan super-left inclinations usually associated with Burning Man devotees who originally demanded liberty from the man.

But the Liberty Bell sculpture is what grabbed my attention.  As I look at it, it is obviously symbolic, some might say impressionistic.  But its symbolism cannot be denied. 

Welter chose to make the wooden cross-bar across the top, very rough hewn, leaving cut marks and natural elements of the log left very obvious.  The bar is an excellent representation of America in its infancy.  A country forged in the blood and sweat of hardy souls searching for liberty from tyrannical kings.  Out of that cauldron of difficulty came a strong people, a self-reliant people, a totally independent-natured people.  Yes, a little rough around the edges at times, but with a generous nature and an indomitable will.  That is the meaning of the cross-bar in Welter’s sculpture.

The bell itself is much smoother, cultured, more refined and just enough texture to remind us of our difficult beginnings.  

Then comes the fire inside!  In this piece, it creates the representation of the insidious nature of Obama liberalism.  It destroys from within too. It guts our hard won freedoms in to a black-carbon emptiness with scars on the surface and an empty shell. Gone is our unlimited potential, replaced by subservience. The crossbar, unburned, unblackened, remains yet another symbol of what we once were: tough, resilient, an unrelenting beacon of freedom and liberty to the world.

What is left, as illustrated by this sculpture, is the America as Obama designed it: a severely weakened third world country, where dependence and submission to “THE MAN” is the measure of our fulfillment.  Burning Man has come full circle.  Its original intention of freedom from “The Man” has become the burning and demolition of the American will. 

The Man has won! We are now fully compliant serfs to the liberal left, the very reason that created Burning Man in the first place.   Burning the “wickerman” on the Playa, as they call it, is now the signal that we are bowing to “The Man”!  It’s OK now because the Man is a socialistic liberal. How ironic.

Welter’s Liberty Bell is such an apt symbol.  There were huge sculptures and art on the Playa: many beautiful, some profane, some whimsical and some simply grotesque. But of all the pictures I’ve seen of Burning Man, the Liberty Bell is the best: small in size, huge in meaning.


Saturday, September 14, 2013


Saturday, September 14, 2013
9:54 AM
In my entire life, I don't remember ever feeling as fearful for America as I do now.  Barack Obama and his Democrat minions have succeeded in killing the American Dream. It is dead, dead dead.  I know there are those who preach optimism, but that is a pipe dream.   Dark Clouds are engulfing the America  we know.

Obama set out to destroy our free country by using the very policies that we created to help the poor.  He has, in true Alinsky style, put unsustainable burdens on every man woman and child into the foreseeable future and beyond which he knows will end in the American people becoming utterly dependent on government hand outs.

Social media has turned today's children, who are tomorrow's leaders, into drones hooked not on drugs but on the inanities of a culture whose heroes are the likes of Myley Cyrus, Madonna, Trayvon Martin and Che Guevara while turning the founding fathers into racist old white men.  Youth have been so ill-educated by today's unionist teachers promoting socialistic history and defining America as a hateful nation that it becomes, not the starting point of a bright future, but a launching point to destroy the essence of all that has been created in years past.

What is so unbelievable is just how easily it has been for Obama.  How quickly and meekly we have surrendered.  God and moral behavior have become fodder to mock.  One of Burning Man's most popular constructs this year was called "The Church Trap."  It featured a small church with a leaning steeple (not visible in this photo) tilted up on one end with a post holding it up as though it were a small animal trap. On the pews are questions marks, as if to say why are you here. 
"Church Trap" is an interactive wet dream for the religiously rebellious " according to it's creator , artist Rebekah Waites.  But the much more obvious meaning is don't get trapped in the morality of religion.  That is what our children are being taught...that there is no morality, not in our founding fathers and not in our religious leaders.   Ironically, Islam whose more ardent followers use murder, terrorism, abject subjugation and absolute capitulation or death are not mocked by Waites...only Christianity.  She is, of course, a moral coward because doing the same construct of a mosque just might get her killed.

Of those things I've seen on the internet about Burning Man, only one artist captured the morose direction our country is taking.  A wood sculptor from Carson City.  Matt Welter's display of the liberty bell that had been burned from the inside leaving a burned out bell, creates the illusion of the destruction of the American psyche. It carries an incredibly powerful message (this sculpture may have been from last year's burning man and displayed this year)
Liberty after Barack Obama is finished with it.

Hollywood has been teaching the hatred of all things American in movies and television for generations.
Individual creativity is to be stifled unless of course it demeans and mocks any kind of moral teachings or restrictions.  Total licentiousness is condoned and promoted.  To do anything else at Burning Man and now America, is the worst form of heresy.

Ignorance in the youth of today, promoted and encouraged by Obama and his political opinions, is to force the society into a totally dependent class and the only immorality is to restrict anyone from doing anything no matter how degenerate. 

To demand hard work, adherence to our beloved constitution, uphold the traditions of self-reliance and maintain even a modicum of modesty are called illustrations of the worst in America.  I have no doubt that as the older generation dies the worship of the Myley Cyrus's of the world will be what is left.

I pity members of the "social media" world.  They will never know the feeling of freedom that was America's hall mark, and be trapped in a world of obsequious subservience and dependence. How utterly sad. Good Bye my beloved America!

For those who may worry, this is not a suicide note!!! It is Obama's America.