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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 26 November 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


This weekend, I am remembering the values upon which this country was built. I am remembering that what caused most of those in the military to risk (and give) their lives was not "nationalism." They did it for a lot of reasons, but I never heard anyone say that it was for nationalism, and I make a strong distinction between patriotism and nationalism. I believe deeply in the words of Emma Lazurus.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Whatever greatness America has had, or ever will have, is based upon this. Martin Luther King, Jr., said (and I paraphrase), "Unless everybody is free, nobody is free." It is a deep and abiding truth, we are all interconnected.
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NIKON D500 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 800 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

comme un fantôme d'arbre

26 Nov 2018 7:32am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces branches

26 Nov 2018 6:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The dead branches almost seem to be walking.

26 Nov 2018 9:55pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The twisted tangled branches are fantastic and they work to illustrate what you said below the photo. We all need to be together and we all have to be free.

27 Nov 2018 2:58am