Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day Song #1: 'My City Was Gone' by Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

Memories. They're tricky things.

But I do lament suburbanization, the destruction of good farmland, the abandonment of perfectly good housing stock in the pursuit of McMansions (often done by we middle class whites in a racist chase to avoid contact with the poor, the brown, the black, the red, and the yellow), and the destruction of community life around little and large downtowns replaced by discount box and online megastores. (Of course that doesn't stop me from living and buying in these ever "new" environments. So, I'm part of the problem.) Sigh...

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