Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wordless 58: America...a Great Nation

This is an interesting image. What does it say to you? Is it providing a positive or negative image regarding my theme….America: A Great Nation? Leave me your link and your comment.

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SandyCarlson said...

That's interesting. That sensuous mouth unsettles me. What's she doing with my flag in her trap? On the other hand, perhaps this beautiful young thing has just received something sacred, like the gift of her nation....

Latoya said...

When I saw your theme and this picture I immediately thought of one of the great freedoms that we enjoy here in America and that is freedom of speech. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, if I had to commit to a concept it would definitely be free speech. I'm reading a biography of Benjamin Franklin that reminds me of how important the right to free speech, and how we lost sight of how lucky we are to have it.

suchsimplepleasures said...

what a great picture!
happy ww!

Forgetfulone said...

I've never seen anything like that! How cool is that?

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of all the blue tongues I saw last night on American Idol! lol!! I guess everyone was using Chloraseptic...

loonyhiker said...

What a strong image! I love looking at the ones that you put on your blog.

By the way, I have tagged you for the Passion Quilt Meme. Check it out here: http://successfulteaching.blogspot.com/2008/02/meme-passion-quilt.html

letha said...

I frowned and sighed

Donna. W said...

The image seems negative to me, but I can't put my finger on why! Happy WW.

jennyr said...

hmmm...can't make any statement but it's very original! mine's up too!

Rebecca Haden said...

Freedom of speech is what came to my mind, too. It seems to me that what we're seeing is the power of the symbol: flag= freedom, so a flag in a mouth = freedom of speech. It could just as well be singing the Star Spangled Banner, eating up America, or a black and white existence colored only by the vigor of American English. Well, maybe that last one is a stretch, But you see what I mean -- apart from those who saw enough sensuousness to interfere with the instant symbol, most of us saw freedom of speech.

maryt/theteach said...

"Freedom's on the tip of my tongue!" I like the shot, EHT! Happy WW!

VDog said...

I'd say Freedom of Speech, too. I like the teach's suggestion, too!

Happy WW!! (I've got a cute baby pic up if ya wanna stop by!)

The Tour Marm said...

I just forgot what I wanted to say, it's at the tip of my tongue!

EHT said...

The intent of this image is to represent free speech, however, it can cause people to interpret it in many different ways.

At first glance it disturbs me because I believe as a people Americans have really taken this issue too far. Free speech is great. I know why we have it and believe me when I say I want free speech for every American.

However, along with free speech you need discernment, and too many Americans simply don't have it. They listen to and read examples of free speech and are influenced by it without questioning what's in it for me, why, how, etc. I don't need to give examples here, but often free speech is nothing more than empty words that are latched onto by empty minds.

Free speech CAN be used to manipulate a free people.