----SOMEWHERE IN MEXICO???---- Thursday-->August 19th 2010

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......baja malibu?...K-55's...san quintein?...7 sisters?....cabo?....east cape?....puerto escondido???....all places in mexico.....all good surfing spots.....lots ocf cactus.....blue water....this shot is not from Mexico....actually it's nowhere near mexico....it was taken 5 minutes from my house....on the cliff at Balangan....the first time I saw cactus here was in Nusa Dua at Geger Beach growing out of rocks on the cliff right on the ocean.....when I shot this it looked like Mexico......looks can always be deceiving......the eyes tell lies....the eyes are always hungry too....more.....more....more......I have friends still going to Mexico....the different countries and different kinds of corruption.....Indonesia reminds me a bit of the way mexico use to be.....regarding traffic fines....and bribes.....and such.....the majority muslim population of indonesia will keep it from going down the same road as mexico.....not that the catholics are any better.....for 1000's of years there has been a pattern of dominance, death, wrong doing etc.....but the policy on drugs in indonesia is very close to zero tollerance.....unlike mexico where the money and corruption reaches to the top.....the cartels are running the drugs so they are running the country.....not even the corporations can stop them.....the cartels keep everything unstable.....which is bad for "business as usual" in any country....although the "business as usual" is probably worse.....it enslaves and hurts more people then the cartels do.....and uses different methods....deceiving.....using a cloak of decency.....morality.....and all the other democratic terms.......it's hard to believe people do not see that it is ALL WRONG.....in order to bring about change.....real change.....one would have to go to the root of the problems....like a giant tree....and not just prune the branches....a president can not do it.....we've seen that over and over again....if I can change myself.....I am an individual.....I am in relationship daily with people....so I am part of society.....which is part of the world.....if I change myself I am changing the world.....I need a billion or so volunteers to do the same......the world can be a wonderful place.....it's worked in my little world.....it is better....if it started with the western world....that would help tremendously.....it's a hard sell though....no one wants freedom....really.....