"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

Monday, 19 January 2015

Life Has Never Been Easy

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Spot the Strategy":

There are too many conflicts of interest in our complicated society.

Do we believe anyone or anything?

Truth and trust are two words lacking from our vocabulary.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 18 January 

Today's society is bombarded with information. Particularly rules and regulations about what used to be matters of  personal judgement.

To be judged accordingly by electors.

Transparency and openness may be the most over-used words in our lexicon, having nothing  to do with truth ,trust or  personal judgement.

Not surprisingly, politicians have different version of truth and separate understanding of  trust .

Citizens have altered expectations of  politicians.

Conflicts of interest do exist between well-being of community-at-large and entitlement.

It's always been that way. But the pendulum has shifted . Entitlement has the upper hand.

To-days politicians are hand-maidens.

To meet the change, ordinary citizens have to pay more attention and work harder to make sense if it all.

A lot less trusting and a deal more independent thinking.

Fortunately, it becomes a habit


Anonymous said...

Did you remember that today is the American national holiday to commemorate Martin Luther King?

Anonymous said...

Or unfortunately. Canadians seem to hunker down and just try to get though their days with as little interference from the politicians as they can manage. We simply do not open the windows and holler that we have had enough. It does not seem to be in the genetics so far. Maybe it will turn up but I do not see it yet....

Anonymous said...

When you only have to cater to 1/3 of the electorate, keep your basic services in tact...a politicians job can be quite easy. Pretty sad.

Anonymous said...

Another great post by Anna

When is the Town going to do something with its communications dept.? The Environmental dept. needs some help as well. Anna seems like she'd be great for the job.

Anonymous said...

Problem with that is that she does not tolerate BS. Could have easily been elected with the 1st Dawe group.

Anonymous said...

21:03 - I was talking about getting her on town staff. I can't count the number of times how the communication dept. has failed and continues to do so. I've never met Anna, yet I've read 2 of her posts about garbage, and I know more about garbage then anything I've read in any paper, town or regions website.

Anonymous said...

Geez...An Auroran with Town staff, what a novel idea.

Anonymous said...

You do realize that you are suggesting a local resident be given a decent job in the Town Hall ? That we could use some of our own talent and local under standing to help ?
Staffing is a rigid, strict deal here now. You must qualify for " their " TEAM. It reminds me of the book : " Not Wanted On Board "

Anonymous said...


Just because someone makes a blog entry that you agree with does not mean that she would be good on Town Staff.

When you work in an organization like that, there is internal politics, manager and peer pressures. One person does not change the direction.

Anonymous said...

11:12- How do you know that she would be the lone wolf to make a change. She might be the “one” to be able to set a new course. All I was trying to say was that we obviously have a communication problem at the Town and or Region. And it’s been a problem for a while. Fix it! Oh…and you don’t have to look very hard or far to do so.