"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

Saturday 14 April 2012

It's Not Your Place, Christopher

Chris Watts is being critical of me again this morning..

Chris is half my age . His percentage of life experience considerably less than that.

His complaint against me this morning is that I do not read another Councillor's blog.

I read Chris's  blog. I  respect him by responding rationally  to a  rational argument.

I do not cast aspersions on his  personality or his integrity. 

How  does one  respond  to being called "childish" by a person half one's age?

 Am not....Are so...Am not...Are so. ...Thwhack!

That would be childish. No doubt  infuriating .. Possibly ending up with a  bruise or a black eye or two. Most certainly with a loss of dignity. 

So how does  one  respond?

I was thinking with pleasure of  how well residents responded to  quell  the Mormac Hydra rearing  heads again.

Responses yesterday were fast and furious. I published  as fast as they came in. It feels like a task and a  worthwhile endeavor.

Then suddenly, out of the blue,  someone I respect tells me I'm childish.

I read all of his posts.   I never think of him being childish.

I often think  he  has lessons to learn . I don't say so. It would be condescending, patronising and offensive. Life will teach him. Or not. It's not my place.

I don't tell people what or how to think. Only how I think.

Nor, Young Christopher, is it your place to tell me I am childish

Your erudition  in the field of  new or not so new media technology
does not give you that right.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think Christopher feels left out of the fray but he has designed his own website so that it is not conducive to the rapid to and fro of Evelyn's.
Back to an old subject, please.
Are we finished with dealing with the Jazz Gang? Do they have another kick at the can? In all the confusion and rhetoric, I lost sight of anything except the refusal to cede park rental fees. Is the event now for 4 days with a fully fenced park? Are there extra funds that can be granted by staff members without resorting to Council approval?
Basically, how badly are we getting ripped off?

Anonymous said...


What you have learned to do since your blog first appeared is nothing short of miraculous.

Chris Watts is something of an expert in this field, at least I judge so from the sophistication of what he presents on his blog from time to time.

I would have thought that instead of criticism he should have offered constructive suggestions that would permit you to advance technically, if that is what you want.

I guess that is something for the two of you to work out.

Unfortunately I do not communicate with him as to do so requires me to reveal my identity, something I am not prepared to do for him or anyone. He considers me cowardly for this which is his privilege; I can assure him I am not.