Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Iconic 1957 Plymouth Belvedere

I think that whoever ends up with the rusted Belvedere should donate it to the city with the stipulation that it be encased and on display prominently in front of the BOK Arena. That's right, an iconic car in front of an iconic arena.

Actually the more I ponder it, the Plymouth is a metaphor for our beloved City of Tulsa. The true Tulsa has been sealed for decades, unknowingly collecting rust and muck. At the seemingly proper time, the rich and pseudo-famous, the media elites, all take us over and spin and spin and spin, trying to put a good face on a sad situation.

In doing so, they have taken over the details. They robbed the public of a clear view of the unearthing, and we too have been robbed by the carpetbaggers and robber barrons of Tulsa. Today, we have been robbed of the vision of our true Tulsa destiny and heritage.

What survived in the time capsule has somehow already been claimed! Where was it written that the contents of the time capsule would not also go the the winner of the car? The fat cats like to latch on to whatever looks good and take control. See here! "The items in the time capsule now belong to the Tulsa Historical Society..." who elected you the Pope?

Not that everything was perfect in Tulsa in 1957, but let's look at a few of our pressing issues. In '57, Tulsa had a street commissioner. A city employee whose job was to contruct and maintain our city streets. Today they are a disaster. 1957 saw Tulsa as a peaceful city, a fantastic place to raise a family. Today those who care have fled the city to the suburbs. Violent crime, especially homicides are an almost daily occurrence. I could go on.....

Also, I am reminded of what Jesus Christ said, some 2000 years ago. It is as true today and the day he spoke these words; Matthew 6: 19-20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

Happy Fathers Day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here are some high resolution pictures of the car and the items that were stored inside it. Looks like a "fixer upper"