Reposting because I am sooo freeking DYSLEXIC.... It's not the 12th it's the 21st of October!!!!
Be there, Please. (I did enter it in my calender correctly at least!)
“I have to say, I'm not sure what the point is. Obviously, I believe the country and, more specifically, the city should have a viable manufacturing / crafts base- clothes, furniture, food, anything tangible. as a nation, we don't make anything anymore- just a bunchof overpaid suits who sit in front of computer screens and trade information. if they could do anything with their hands, they mightbe happy fulfilled people and not need to make unconscionable sums of money for nothing.
However, at some point you have to realize that the garment district is gone in all but name. Even if you lowered rents or stopped residential development, which might be all but stopped now due to the recession, but the people, the workers who had the skill to sewall that stuff are all retired, moved or dead.
Angelo said much the same thing to me when Obama was elected. He said "Ok, what difference is that going to make? You don't produce anything in this country and you haven't for years. It's not like all the capable people are sitting around waiting for jobs to open up. Those people have moved on."
But I do think it's worth a fight. We have to get people making things again. Who will replace me? Or you? You can't learn what we know on the internet or in a two year course.
And once the economy becomes based more on real things rather than mere information, and I think it has to, the only people who will survive are those who can actually make something.”