Friday, July 22, 2005

FREEDOM TOWER/BARADUR CLONE

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From a great site all should visit frequently: Professor Kunstler's Eyesore of the Month
By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It is official. The new, redesigned Freedom Tower (sic) has been unveiled to the shrinking eye. Even Oopaloompas would go on strike if they were ordered to work in such a thing. Hobbits would climb volcanoes and toss in rings just to make it go away. It has so many close relations!

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This structure is very close in design. Unlike the Freedom Tower (sic), this has these close set red glaring windows that look remarkably like the Eye of Mordor. Where ever you creep, it glares balefully down upon us tiny mortals. It really gives me the creeps when I go to DC to lobby or argue or plot changing the status quo by fixing voting mechanisms.

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Here is Mordor's Baradur tower as seen in the recent movie. Note the black surface. According to Tolkien, Saruman's tower was white and shaped pretty much like the Freedom Tower (sic).

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This is the Tower of Babel. It didn't get finished. In this case, the God that many humans worship played the roll of Atta and company and knocked it down himself without using aircraft.

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And here is the very famous Rider Tarot card deck made over 100 years ago. Note the white tower. Note all the awful other stuff. Sigh. This looks an awful lot like the new tower. This is depressing to look at. Many people jumped to their deaths at this unhappy place.

This reminds me. It is a place of massive death. The pulverized remains of the people who died that day are still there, maybe not in big heaps, but like other horrible places like Auswitz, it is there, if only in the cosmic sense.

I have been, since day one, against building a tower in this place.

I have stood there and looked upon it. Let it be. Let it be. Like the song says, just...Let it be.

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