We’re on a road to nowhere

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I’ve long felt you should always try to remember to forget the things that make you sad. Yet, I see Greenwich injustice and mega spending as wrongs that are impossible to forget.

The art barn and the $43 million addition with no real commercial applications? I love Greenwich’s beauty, not waste. I developed low cost programs that are revenue makers like the specialty sawmill, Internet municipal store, collectibles and commemorative. Implementation of these promotions will benefit less fortunate communities.

The loss of the GP Coastal Watch Tower is why I ran for first selectman on a platform of “Promoting modest ideas and start a move to put back the tower.” Beth Krumeich and Peter Tesei debated pay off methods for auditorium bill. I stressed a break from big spending, exploring ways of guarding little people from state and federal meddling.

I talked of helping others at the LWV Debate and used humor to create common ground. When forums left us unable to find common ground, I talked of soul searching through simple programs. But now I’ve read the past should be forgotten.

With Greenwich’s WWII-era tower we lost a historic town landmark. I started writing letters to the editor, shocked from its loss. And after all I have experienced before, there’s now empty criticism.

I see truth coming out. Never forget. I’m occupied with the past struggles I’ve endured. With little fortune, we Reillys contributed much. Mother was a activist and father was the first in the corporate world to push for environmental responsibility. His efforts saved the Great Lakes and I was inspired by their actions.

To those that critique my sincere effort to communicate, with such word restrictions, I quote the rock band The Talking Heads and the punk theater group Fireside theater, “We know where we’re going, but we don’t know where we’ve been.” We don’t know where we’ve been, but we know where we’re going. We’re on the a road to nowhere, but we don’t know where we have been. So we don’t know the past and we stress high tech. No sense like, Fireside Theater for our children, I quote, don’t use your hands to eat, use your entrenching tool.

 

Jim C. Reilly
Greenwich

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