Reason number 436 why I’m…
…a New Mexican living in California and not just a Californian.
From this article:
“San Francisco voters will decide on Tuesday whether to remove the famous Alcatraz Prison visited by thousands of tourists a day and instead create a ‘global peace center.'”
“Supporters would like to raze the prison and build a medicine wheel, a labyrinth and a conference center for non-violent conflict resolution.”
Geez, I’m all for non-violence, peace, love, all that. But raze a historical landmark? And a very, very popular tourist attraction?
Here’s hoping this goes the way many other odd measures on the SF ballots in recent history. Away…quietly. (then again, there’s some odd sh– that’s been approved by voters too, so who knows?)