Letter: An excellent way to repurpose the obelisk

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Sandra Kilgore’s thoughtful piece on the Vance Monument suggests an excellent way to repurpose that obelisk [“Full Circle: Can Repurposing the Vance Monument Help Heal the Divide in Asheville?” Jan. 27, Xpress]. An ancient form built in homage to the sun god, Ra, it also symbolized duality and balance.

If repurposing the obelisk can further balance our demonstrated duality, let’s go for it! Unity Tower sounds good and right.

— Gabriele Rainey


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4 thoughts on “Letter: An excellent way to repurpose the obelisk

    • DreadT

      Enlightened Enema, unity does not mean conformity. Diversity does not mean opposition. They are similar to Ying-Yang, one does not exist without the other.

  1. James

    Should we put up monuments to the 9/11 hijackers or the people who bombed Pearl Harbor as well to achieve “unity” with those people who killed American troops, too? Your premise is based on the belief that yo9u find nothing wrong with people who killed 120,000 American troops in defense of enslaving, torturing and killing people based on their race. Let me guess… you agreed with Benedict Donald that there were “fine people on both sides” in the attack that killed that woman…

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