I viewed a Norman Rockwell exhibit today at the art museum. The centerpiece of the exhibit was Rockwell's paintings of the "four freedoms," paintings that brought FDR's words to life and made them resonate when his speech, and every other effort of the government after that speech, had failed to do so. The exhibit also included this famous photograph, also from the Great Depression:
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Today, rather than acknowledge that fact and honor them, we piss on them and declare ourselves great and powerful.