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May 24, 2008

Tuckpoints

The  National Trust for Historic Preservation was serving a purpose beyond trivia.  It was symbolic of the human struggle.   There was a need for tuckpointing of old institutions or the building would crumble if not collapse.  Preserve or conserve what was here, who you were: to save the riches, to save each other, so that each generation did not need to start over.  Yet humankind was called to progress. 

 

The real theme of this election year was not experience versus change.  It was that in the new millennium, America had changed.   With all the money in this country, with all of the new building, of McMansions, with all the folks wanting to wield power supporting lobbying groups, Americans had all become New York Yankee fans.  That was how the world would view us at the Beijing Olympics.  We were all like the major league baseball player averaging $3 million per year.  We were all cheering for the giant against David.  The American character had changed.  We were all the New York Yankees, the New York giants. 

 

Thus the November destination, the Republicans and the Democrats and the never ending battle, for unity.  Wealth separates us.  Preserve or conserve power?  Restrict liberty in the name of order?  Identity is now used to separate us instead of working toward unity of the past with that of the future. Where is the mortar?   Maybe this economic skid would act as a tuckpoint to re-capture something of the past that was lost in the last twenty years. 

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  1. […] Trinidad and Tobago News Blog wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt The National Historic Building Preservation Society was serving a purpose beyond trivia?  It was symbolic of the human struggle.   There was a need for tuckpointing of old institutions or the building would crumble if not collapse.  Preserve or conserve what was here, who you were: to save the riches, to save each other, so that each generation did not need to start over.  Yet we were called to progress.    The real theme of this election year was not experience versus change.  It was that […]

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