The Herald is doing what it does best: Stirring up a controversy over a Fort Point condo-association controversy involving a guy hanging the American flag in his unit’s front window, despite a condo-association rule that says all window curtains must be white.
One is tempted to dismiss the Herald story and the entire matter.
But reading the story, you stumble upon this:
Michael Avery, declined comment, while the rest of the (condo) board did not respond to messages seeking comment yesterday. Avery, a Suffolk University Law School professor, made waves in 2011 when he called it “shameful” to support “men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings” in an email to colleagues in response to a campus care package drive for U.S. troops. In the same email, Avery also complained about an “oversized flag” in a university lobby.
OK, we’re no longer talking about a dumb condo rule established by the modern, hipster versions of the Lace Curtain Irish and their obsession with appearances. We’re starting to talk about something else here beyond a dumb condo rule.
File under: Dumb