"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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

What creates an indelible memory?

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I trust everyone until they give me reason not to...":

It was early in the term when that whole performance happened. I remembered it clearly. It was at that meeting when I knew that there were people on that council that were weak and cowardly.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 30 December 2014 at 22:38


It is a beautiful morning. Not  special.  A start of the day like any other. 

A year, a month, a week, a life  all are lived one day at a time. Each with a  beginning and an end.

No dress rehearsal. Once played it's gone forever. 

Chris Watts' blog  has nuggets of logic to cogitate. 

Comment ID does eliminate unpleasant parlance. Weakness and cowardice do not enter the  picture  Just the nasty nature of the beast that knows not to expose the depth of spite.

That being said it's not a lot of work to hit the delete button.

This blog may be the only  opportunity to engage however brief and minuscule the sample, in conversation about many things. Some trivial. Some not so much.Everything does not have to be

We are not shaping each other's opinion as much as reflecting facets.

I often wonder why a particular event creates a detailed flashback in memory.

My memory of the event referenced in the comment is probably the same. But weakness and cowardice were not  to my mind the contributing factors.

Weakness and cowardice are only a betrayal of oneself.


Anonymous said...

Going just on my memory of that event, it got etched simply because it was so completely unexpected, And, sadly, it has never really gone away.
We might see the same sort of thing again without having a similar reaction. But I sure hope there will not be a repeat performance.

Anonymous said...

Good grief, he really did take out our resident troll ! It is not going to make it happy to have its investigative abilities questioned.

Anonymous said...

"...it got etched simply because it was so completely unexpected"

That speaks solely to your perspective, 14:07, not to the actual events of the evening.

Anonymous said...

It may have not been a contributing factor, but it was the end result. Clearly something happened. You may have been privy to that information. But it really doesn't matter. Bottom line is the trust factor did go out the window, along with a lot of taxpayers money.

Anonymous said...

I consider us fortunate to have both you & Mr Watts. That & the Auroran are important to me.

Anonymous said...

17:12 - Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, always appreciate when you pick up the slack.

Anonymous said...

I was there that evening. My recall is that a number of speakers did not identify themselves & subsequent conversation in the lobby revealed that they were not Aurorans. Someone had pulled the e-mails and cell phones out & gathered the outside advocates to howl. [ not even going to speculate on the identity of that person. ]
It was a nasty evening.
We seem to have learned a bit since then. Speakers are now asked to clearly identify themselves at council.

Anonymous said...

It would be great if the troll could comment on CW's site -it might remove its need to pontificate here.

Anonymous said...

Trust is not a renewable resource.

Anonymous said...

Good night, sleep tight, and may the blessings of the new year fall on and all around you.