|Re: Controversy over attached garages||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jeffrey O. Hobson (dcn00109wheel.ucdavis.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 26 Aug 94 13:57 CDT|
David Adams' flame: >Society, by means of the government, imposes taxes on >me to help to subsidize the automobile culture. To me, the automobile >symbolizes the entire whitebread mayonnaise suburban monoculture freeway >drive-in single=family-house vast-monoculture-grass-lawn fear-of-crime >rape-the-earth Gulf War television world. Yes, we do own a car. We may >sell it after moving into cohousing. Hooray David! I've been listening to the garage comments, apalled at the awful requirements you folks have to deal with, but not wanting to comment because I - live in sunny California, not snowy Minnesota - don't have kids - never had to make a decision like that (because I live in retrofit cohousing) - don't want to just vent Nonetheless, your breath-taking description was delightful. Sadly, I live in and am part of some of that too - we have a lawn, although we're slowly trying to eliminate it; I live in a single-family dwelling, though if I owned it and had the money I'd convert it. The flame is fun, and I think it is good for us to present the heresy of "not buying things new all the time". But cohousing is also about trying to move forward together. Cohousing is mostly *not* full of radicals; it is an alternative to another kind of home ownership, and it has the ability to change people's interactions, perhaps fundamentally. I was glad to see that no one took obvious offense at David's comments; I hope that was in the recognition that the radicals will play their role, the moderates theirs. peace, jeff who is reminded of the discourse happening in *The Nation* recently over the Isserman & Kazin article chiding liberals for being too hard on Clinton?
- Re: Controversy over attached garages, (continued)
- Re: Controversy over attached garages David G Adams, August 22 1994
- Re: Controversy over attached garages Pablo Halpern, August 23 1994
- Re: Controversy over attached garages Hungerford, David, August 23 1994
- Re: Controversy over attached garages Pablo Halpern, August 24 1994
- Re: Controversy over attached garages Jeffrey O. Hobson, August 26 1994
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