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Two Flags Over The Demolition Yard

I’m not reflexively against consumption. I consume things. I discard things.

I own a car. When I am done with my car–After I drive it as long as it will run–I will discard the car.

People need jobs making and selling things. There are many valid reasons that people want to make use of material things.

I’m not looking to make a softball point that our Texas and United States flags stand in large part for our right to use stuff and then to toss it away.

Yet there is the picture as seen at an auto demolition yard near the Houston Ship Channel. There sure are a lot of cars in that lot.

So make of it what you will. See the picture using both nuance, and a recognition of what the photo shows–Even if unintentionally–clearly enough.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

January 27, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I know where that one is. I’ve taken many pictures there. Says a lot about our society.

    Comment by David Jennings | January 28, 2011

  2. Have you ever posted those pictures on Flicker or anywhere else? Thanks.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 28, 2011

  3. It sure does, Dave. What a wonderful testament to the vibrancy and productivity of our people.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | January 29, 2011

  4. Matt–From opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, David and I could let it rest for a moment. I guess you never rest.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 29, 2011

  5. Neil, I’m not sure what you’re trying to say.

    If you’re suggesting that I’m trying to pick an argument, I wasn’t. You’ll note I was responding to Dave’s comment; I assure you that I have no interest in arguing with you.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | January 30, 2011

  6. I’m not certain why anybody would find engaging in a dispute with you to be a fruitful use of time.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 30, 2011

  7. I completely agree.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | January 31, 2011

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