American History 2000-2012United States Visual Time Line of Our 21st Century by Gaye Lub

American History 2000-2012

United States Visual Time Line of Our 21st Century by Gaye Lub


CHALLENGING MYSELF: What compelled me to collect 30 boxes of visual media the past 13 years and make 14 collages that represent current American History. Why did I spend 1,000’s of hours putting together a 300 sq’ visual reality. I know I told myself if I put these images and words in a box than maybe I wouldn’t feel my reaction to what I was seeing. It didn’t feel good. Too much information was coming at us fast.

In October 2011 a door opened and I went into a time warp digesting, scanning and building collages chronologically that represented Commercials, Advertisements and “Late Breaking Events”. Events “We The People” witnessed.  The process made me question who are WE, and what is American Democracy?

OBSERVATIONS: I was noticing in 2007 and 2008 that people were forgetting what happened in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. They remembered 9/11 and going to war in Iraq.  (?)

Personal OBSERVATIONS: American Democracy is Global. It’s been a slogan used to justify war and conflict. There are so many interwoven Multi National trails of connectivity under the name of American Democracy that it challenges the concept of the American Constitution that represents “We The People of the United States of America”.

What Happened? It feels like we’ve been victims of psychological warfare. Intentionally numbed down and sidetracked, to NOT pay attention to decisions being made that have consequential effects.

I don’t feel good about the methods being used.  We are continually being fed conflict along with BRANDED images of what we need and who we are. There is a pattern, ”OLD School”, “Conquer and Divide”. These images and words are told to US under the banner of “American Democracy”.

What Happened to “We The People”? Citizen voices in opposition have been ignored as laws were passed that represent corporate interest over “We The People”. Our civil liberties are being challenged as our social services are decreasing.

What’s the Agenda?  Are we being globally united to become a reactionary controlled society?

Why Is Our Debt Increasing? Our government is in trouble. How can we keep spending so much money when we don’t receive enough income to sustain our expenses?

What is our government’s priority? Is it Global American Multi-National Corporate Democracy?

What happened to “We The People”? What is the “American Dream”?

If you want to know the answers “Follow The Money”.

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