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Thursday, July 03, 2014

New John Mcnaughton Painting

Many Americans today feel a sense of dismay and horror as we see our country in a downward spiral; economically, morally, and politically. President Obama's indifferent attitude and the continuous list of scandals and bad policy are leading the country to ruin. As an artist I am reminded of the old saying "Nero fiddled while Rome burned." History believes that Nero himself may have set the great fire that burned a part of Rome during his leadership. Afterwards, he blamed it on the Christians who suffered great persecution under his rule. I see great similarities to what we are experiencing today. Obama fiddled, while the people witnessed the demise of America. Jon McNaughton


Anonymous said...

And our congress has the power to do something about it and they are also fiddling. It's a sad time in America for all.

lmclain said...

None of the high living Roman Senators and rulers thought they would ever be brought down. The people also though they could never escape their brutal rule.
How did that turn out for all of them?
We are extremely similiar in an historical context.
Which means "we, the people" have hope. Not so much for them, though.