The World Is…

…A Garage Sale!

I was going to post today about a story straight out of a John le Carré novel. See, there’s a mostly-secret group of wealthy Christians calling themselves the Council for National Policy that supposedly have been pushing this country toward religious and libertarian policies since the 80s. Wild, huh? The story is they are using fear mongering tactics about immigrants to deflect the information coming out about the January 6th insurrection. They may have been behind the orange man’s decision to halt aid in 2019 for projects in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to promote economic development, provide security, and combat corruption, which consequently has led to all the folks from those countries scrambling to cross our border. See how that works? Oh, and they’ve been instrumental in the 2017 tax cuts on corporations and wealthy Americans. I can’t wait for the movie starring Tom Cruise!

I’m sure it’s all fiction but the Washington Post, The Guardian, and even Heather Cox Richardson, gossip columns all, go on and on about it. It’s a TELL-ALL!

Nope, what I really want to post about today is Felipe Jesus Consalvos, an artist whose body of work was discovered at a Philadelphia garage sale. Connie found his work from a Facebook post by Stephen Ellcock (https://www.facebook.com/stephen.ellcock) and passed his name on to me.

His work appropriated cigar bands and cigar-box paper, magazine images, family photographs, postage stamps, and cut-up money, and he supposedly worked most of his adult life as a factory cigar roller. He died sometime in the 1960s. Enjoy!

You can see more of his work here and here.

And now…