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It's inevitable. But don't worry, they say...
Lower Fort Mason, S.F., CA (2008)
This somber afternoon with the â€œNo Parking Anytimeâ€ sign, I believe, symbolizes and underscores the current danger threatening Democracy in the XXIst Century, prohibitively expensive energy at obscene profits. Cheap energy is at the core of food production and transportation, basic and essential for our survival as a species. And the survival of Democracy.
Energy (sustenance, food, transportation), education and health must be, as the UN charter states, the right of every human being, not just a few who can â€œpayâ€. And should not be equated with and explored like, entertainment, fashion or travel for pleasure, f.ex....
At the former headquarters of the San Francisco Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army, which played a pivotal role in WWII. The place where the Liberty Ships sailed away with their cargo of troops and supplies for the Pacific war theater. These were critical in defeating Fascism in WWII and the ultimate preservation of Democracy in the XXth Century.
â€œLower Fort Mason is now the Fort Mason Center, serving the community as a cultural center and office space for non-profit organizations ranging from theaters and ethnic museums to art galleries and environmental advocacy groups. It is this section of Fort Mason, known as San Francisco Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army, that has been designated a National Historic Landmark.â€
Also by Jay El
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