The photo of the megachurch took my breathe away. Man, they sure do do things big in Texas. And all the energy given to the same message each week. These people should hear other speakers.
The rest of the photos sort of reminded me of Czechoslovakia in 1990. The average scenery gave a bleak picture picture of no one "going" very far.
Your last paragraph is very omininous. I've been trying to promote an alternative version of democracy for 24 years. No one wants to hear about it.