Cultural Damage: the last 8 years December 26, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in life, politics.
We got our kid a LEGO set this year. I had thousands of bits and my sister and I spent endless hours building things from them (including self-supporting 5 foot long space ships). LEGO is good clean kid fun! It promotes imagination, it definitely isn’t a one-trick toy, after all!
After J-mo opened the present and started playing with it my wife noticed something: there were people (cavemen) and dinosaurs together. Now, no big deal, right? This is a toy, after all. Pretend, and just for fun. 8 years ago I don’t think any of us would have noticed this. Now however, things are much more polarized. It just amazes me that we even thought about this. How is it that imagination has been this ruined by these 8 years of cultural wars? To take the edge of the fun of LEGO?
I really hope that the change in presidency is more than just a change at the top and we can waste less time on these cultural wars and get back to making the USA work. What a waste.
I had a fantastic Christmas; I hope everyone else did as well! [Ok, odd note to end the post on…] And I hope your travel was a lot less traumatic than mine was!