the (monu)mental structure under attack

The old, symmetric order is under attack. Like the hermit crab in transition, society's carapace is, for a moment, weak (I am borrowing this metaphor). An opportunity for a transcendent order to come about, cherishing and recontextualizing elements of history. But also an opportunity for the old order to assert itself with a vengeance, under the cloak of darkness.

A couple in St. Louis defend their home with a firearm after protesters enter their neighborhood
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