Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Parallel

In the early years of the century, manufacturing was going through a crisis. After the glorious era of the 90s, a mood of despondency gripped the nation; lack of direction and loss of confidence were the norm. The fledgling automobile industry was struggling with prejudices and vested interests, all doing their best to crush the growing number of automobile manufacturers. This was after all a period in the country's history when the nation's spirit of adventure was all but submerged. The cloak of officialdom lay heavily across the land. It was almost as if the authorities of the day were waiting to be dragged kicking and screaming into the new century. Fortunately even in the darkest of times in a country's development, there are always men of vision to be found. So how was national pride to survive against the well established practices already in existence?

Paraphrased: Britian at the turn of the 1900s is US at the turn of the 2000s.
(From here)

4 comments:

Radish King said...

My grandfather opened up the first Ford dealership in Idaho. It made him a wealthy man. Someday I'll tell you where he lived in Coeur d'Alene. The house is still there, the stables. There used to be forest below the house where we'd ride when we were kids, but it's a golf course now.

Anonymous the Younger said...

I'm heading through Cd'A for Rathdrum again this week. I love the mountain. The smell of shit straw and alfalfa. The sound of hooves on concrete. The creak of steps and crunch of gravel. Sometimes it feels more than home. Truly I am more relaxed there than home.

That's sad.

-nw

Radish King said...

When are you leaving? I found the address of the house we lived in with the railroad track running down the middle. I'll get it tonight. It was on the back of a photo.

Anonymous the Younger said...

Leaving thursday around 1 pm. Thank you so much for the CD! I can't wait to listen to it.

-N