'And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give
As Dean "Double Props" McLeod points out the irony, "Guarding rubble . . .watching the demolished street during the evictions of 1969".
Well, all good things come to an end. In 1967 theFederal Governemt decided to shut down the area, residences,businesses and all. This didn't come without a fight. San Franscico49er football player came out with shotgun in hand to ward off the demolition crew. Dan Colchino defended his home: Ignoring the sign on his gate reading :"No Trespassing. Unauthorized Violaters Will Be Shot," U.S. DeputyMarshal Richard St, Germain and another deputy were greeted by SanFransico football 49er Dan Colchino and his Winchester rifle.
The Ben Tre logic appears. Trust not when a government states thatit's "for the people". Just look at Kelo v City of New Haven (2005).Usage of Eminent Domain is questionable. Apparently, we have todestroy ourselves in order to save ourselves. The only thing left isto hum a few bars of Social Distortion's "Ball and Chain":
Well it's been ten years,
and a thousand tears
And look at the mess I'm in-
A broken nose and a broken heart,
An empty bottle of gin
Well I sit and I pray
In my broken down Chevrolet-
While I'm singin' to myself
There's got to be another way
If ever you think a community is "alive", that there is "spirit" in ablock party, step back. Someone's out to get you and break it alldown. All creations are free, some are just more free than others.
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