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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted January 23, 2011 at 08:20:23

One of them being the water front along the bay. It should have never been developed into the industrial nightmare we see today.

I loves me some divergent opinions. The contrarian in me appreciates a completely different view, especially when it's presented cogently. (When it's done so elegantly, I've been known to swoon.)

However...

However, just as Ryan et al have no time for trolls, I have no time for people who see the past as their personal opportunity to rant about alternate realities. Which, for the record, I happen to love the notion of. But as much as I can wax poetical about variant time-lines, I'm not so dull-pated as to forget that this is the reality we have to deal with, that the present we have before us was crafted by its past. Cause-and-effect, donchaknow.

Just as crabby comments about 'mistakes' regarding Hamilton's core in the 60s rankle me to no end in this regard (ignoring just about everything that was going on at the time), hammy's comment- Well, it takes the cake.

So, hammy, seeing as you're so damning of what allowed Hamilton to become Hamilton, a request: Why don't you write an article for Editor Ryan about how Hamilton should have been developed from the end of the 19th century on? Give us your alternate time-line history of the city. Show us your design. Essentially, be 'God' and show us the errors of the ways of those who, in a clear and definable sense, made it possible for you to be commenting on this site more than a hundred years later.

Let's see you put your money where your mouth is for a change. I for one, can't wait.

(Oh, and a big shout-out to The Restraint Gods for me not choosing to launch into a diatribe defending our industrial past. Especially considering my father worked for International Harvester and my mom worked for Stelco.)

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-01-23 08:21:49

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