“I was talking to a co-worker the other about healthcare in the US. He understands the issues but he took exception to a statement some on the left used. They said that “healthcare is a right”. His point is that no one is borne with a God given medical team at their service, which is true. No doctor was born specifically to take care if me. Hell, Adam and Eve were supposedly the only humans alive, where was their HMO.
At the time, I had no argument for this because he was right. Too often loud mouths on the left and right spout things off as being God given rights without understanding that what they call a right is a product of civilization and governmental abilities to enforce them.
So my answer now would be, no, healthcare is not a right, but it should be. That is what civilization and government is about. Too bad the greedy one percent has subverted the roles of both to mean supporting only them.”
When I finish this post, it will also be posted to my facebook page where I wrote and posted the above quote originally. So is it a repeat? Well, yes and no, because the intention of this post is to expand on the ideas in a similar yet different way. Now looking at the content of the above quote, you would be led to believe this post is a political one. Well, again, the answer is yes and no. Yes, this is something I believe and feel that America should really think about. No, I am not including the quote in this post mainly for that reason. The correct answer is actually other.
I am including this quote because I want the followers of my artwork and writing to see what makes it up. The above quote gives them a view of how I think and reason, as well as, what I value. I admit that I have been thinking of starting a separate blog for my thoughts on politics, religion, and science; however, a part of me thinks that would be lying or hiding to or from my followers. The truth is what you see in my art and writing is derived from my 51+ years of being on this earth. All the views that were forced upon me before I was old enough to build my own, all the views I have since developed, and all the views I have gained from forces beyond my control are all a part of my creations.
My works are an amalgamation of the history I learned and the history I experienced. They reflect the views I created from my formal education in history as an American and the views that grew from learning the truth behind the public histories that was swept away or covered up because the picture was unflattering. My works contain derivations from daily life experiences that show the reality I see as opposed to the fiction displayed and worshiped by the masses. They also contain things that fascinate me, catch my eye, or make me laugh. My creations are full of the absurd, the beautiful, and the evil. They are criticisms, warnings, and hopes all wrapped up in one.
So, the true reason of this post is to share what makes me, me and what makes my creations what they are. I want to share all that goes into my works, even the whining you see on occasion. Yes, I am aware that my pleas for patrons to My Patreon Page at times are very whiny in nature but there are reasons. First, I am desperately unhappy in the job I am doing now. Not that the work is that difficult other than the shear volume of it, but more for the fact that it wears on my moral fiber and is so mismanaged that I am often frustrated. In addition, financially, I am sliding backwards. That is why I am trying so hard to bring my creativity to the fore in a way that I can feel good about and hopefully become my livelihood. Second, when you see my whinier posts understand that I am at my lowest ebb. Either work issues, physical pain, financial woes, and/or frustration have combined to cause me to despair for my future and you are getting the overflow, sorry about that. Finally, all of the above also becomes part of my creations. Contrary to what some fans would like their favorite creators to do, we do not live in vacuums, separated from the rest of the world. If we did, our collective output would be garbage.
To conclude, I will be posting as much of everything that I think and do on this site as I can. I suggest that those who are really interested in what I make take a look at the entirety of this blog to see where I have come from and how I look at problems. That way you will have a richer understanding of my works. Bones.