Minerva the Roman Goddess of Wisdom (and War--since there is absolutely NO wisdom in war, I don't know how that works) is featured on the California State Seal. She was put on the seal, because California's entry to the union was fast-tracked because of the discovery of gold and "sprung from the head" of empire, as Minerva sprung, fully-formed, from the head of her father Jupiter. As a history major in college, I heavily concentrated on California history: the good, bad and sometimes VERY ugly.
While waiting for a flight one early morning at the airport in Sacramento, I wandered through an exhibit from the California History Museum and came upon the above pictured piece and found her interesting. I have never seen Minerva represented at the "Architect of Change," but the idea intrigued me.
California is allegedly progressive, but we have long been under the domination of the white-male Demo-Publican paradigm. Why have we never had a female governor, nor a person of color since Californio Romualdo Pacheco in 1875? To me, California is sinking in the mire of the status quo and the only thing that can save the state for the 99.9% of us is a true Architect of Change.
Positive change does not come about by supporting the same policies and people who have led us into the swamp. California needs new blood, new ideas, new energy and someone who is dedicated to the people and not the once-mighty buck.
Cindy Sheehan for Cal Gov, 2014, is that campaign. We are running on an EPIC (End Poverty In California) platform and invite you to check out the website for the campaign and the platform of the Peace and Freedom Party.