"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, 20 July 2014

A New Age ... "The Fourth Revolution" At The Grass Roots

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "It's Not Corruption":

I agree with both Evelyn & the person making that comment. But if you look at it another way, we have been most fortunate to avoid some very expensive follies. 


Yes ...that is a positive aspect; more so because I don't think it was random.

The internet means people are more fully  informed and more involved in the process.

It seems Councillors did  hear, paid attention and did get off the roller coaster .

The Mayor ,first to promote the heritage park fantasy with his title on the list of supporters, may have said what he did to save face ,when he had to cast a vote in opposition. 

He said first there is no benefit to the town and then .....I still think it's a good idea. 

Before the internet, a politician could make two completely contradictory statements in ak single sentence and get a pass. 

People  do not re-call what they hear. Only an impression of what  was said .

When it's written that's a different exchange.

That's  the difference . Politics can't be done the same old way. 

People can be take a more confident position because they are more certain of what they know. 

I don't give info that can't  be validated I don't  tell people  what to think, They decide. 

There's, a consequence.

People power headed off the  various catastrophies. 

We are in a new age and I am pleased to be a part of it.


Anonymous said...

You are right, E. Still this is nothing like the last election. When I speak to my neighbours and people in town, Aurora politics simply do not come into play. And I do not introduce the subject. Too much is going on elsewhere and the deep anger from that one term no longer exists. If we could find a comfortable place for the town that would be ideal.

Anonymous said...

"People do not re-call what they heard. Only the impression of what was said and what they expected."

Please remember the truth of this next time there's a rehash of the council meeting that staved off termination of the original cultural services agreement.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think we can recall exactly who said what and how each voted.