I am not sure what this art was supposed to represent outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.
But to me, this scene looked almost like a reenactment of enslavement.
I remember seeing similar type photos of presumed harshly treated black slaves who were forced to build the White House and the Capitol.
Sure, we are fortunate to have jobs for people in this country.
Yet, seeing these workers bending over and shoveling in hard labor and in 91 degree heat this week at the feet of this great statue just seemed more than a little demeaning and telling of where we unfortunately still are as a country.
Freedom and human rights means for everyone!
Decent jobs, wages, housing, food, healthcare and education, should be for everyone!
Maybe it’s a great thing that we are advancing with automation and robots that can do the jobs that people shouldn’t have to do.
So people can do and be treated as human beings and not as robot slaves. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)