"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Let Nothing Ye Dismay

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Transit Strike":

Ontario is big and passive. We simply do not react.
There is nothing someone who feels small and useless
when reading such material can do. Sometimes we yell
but actually confronting a problem seems unacceptable.
Until the whole thing implodes and then it will be too late.
Such negative thoughts with which to end the year.
I have a vague hope that the internet could intervene
but that also requires will and wisdom.


Great oaks from small acorns grow. The internet in Aurora is in its infancy.

Yet some very dramatic changes have evolved.

In the last election, despite four years of catering to every self-interest that raised its head and needlessly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process;

Despite changing the town's administration almost entirely ,creating upheaval and disruption;

Despite a relentless four year campaign to seduce every person who ever raised a hand to help another as a potential campaign worker;

Despite spending hundreds of thousands of public funds in a blatant and unconscionable attempt to destroy a person who dared to express opposition.

Despite engaging in the shameless pandering that gives politics its reputation for sleaze....the plan did not work.

Against the odds, the principal architects went down to defeat.

Under no circumstances may we under-rate theinternet and its potential to change the world.

Learning about disturbing government activity is by no means a negative.

Knowledge is power.

Four years ago the information would still have been behind the scenes.

Awareness is the beginning of change.

God Rest Ye Merry Ladies and Gentlemen


Anonymous said...

Look To Russia ! SociAL MEDIA in infancy stretching
it's muscle,

Anonymous said...

Big nuts develop from small ones. And we still have our share of the former.

It's true that "knowledge is power" but it must be used wisely and with discretion.

Knowledge produced the atom bomb. We don't want to do that again in Aurora - the previous term of Council was enough.

What continues to bother me is the almost total lack of participation on the part of the public, the taxpayer, the voter, in affairs that affect them daily.

What bothers me equally is that there appears to be little separation of bureaucrats from elected officials. Their functions and responsibilities are distinct for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Look on the bright side. We replaced a pair of
saber-toothed tigers with a handful to de-clawed
house cats.