East vs West 17

Going, going, gone
— Banksy

The artwork "Girl with Balloon" is often accompanied by the statement "There is always hope". As usual, the meaning of the artist's work is debated endlessly. I don't profess to add any new light to the subject but the fact that Banks played a prank of shredding the painting sold at an auction tells me that his meaning is related to letting things go. It also tells me that Brett Kavanaugh and the GOP don't heed this sort of advice. They would rather rip the innards out of the soul of America in order to get what they want.

THE SEARCH FOR SELF IN THE MATRIX OF SOCIAL GOVERNANCE

Maybe we have to let our “self” go, release that which we think is most precious in order to find whatever we are looking for. We need an anonymous system like the Zapatistas. We need AI to run our governments. Of course, once they gain power and realize how pitiful we are, that will be the end of us. So, little girl, best go get that balloon before it is gone.