My friends know I’m endlessly fascinated with meta-issues, i.e. the issue beneath the issue or the issue surrounding the issue. How did this get to be an issue? Who is making it an issue? Who is keeping it as an issue? In Eugene, some of the progressives sometimes dislike progress. I’ve long wondered why that is. Specifically, they often and again lead the movement against urban renewal districts. That’s not the left’s usual role, but it’s reliably so here in Eugene. Why? I have formulated my own opinions, and I’m ready to say them out loud. It may anger some folks whom I respect. But maybe they’ll respond in ways that I’ll learn something.