"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 15 April 2012

The Story Is Not Yet Over

Comments received recently are clear illustration the people  who  accept this blog as their own, are taking hold of the  town's business.

Independent  research  contributes ever more factual information. It's not just opinion any more. Substantiated  facts  contribute to the discussion.

It was  happening gradually for four years but it has suddenly exploded into the powerful force that was always  the  potential.

No  coincidence led  to  defeated candidate Evalina MacEachern  attack on  the Mayor  last week. Neither was it an accident  the letter appeared in the Aurora Banner.

Weeks of strategic planning  likely went into the timing along  with  ancillary incidents within the Council Chamber.

Councillors Gaertner and Gallo persist in  feebly trying  to stop the tide from turning . Councillor Ballard sees himself  in a heroic role.

The Tree Bylaw had been seized upon by Susan Walmer from  the hands of a Beacon Hall Golf Course neighbour.

Hoped for reactions are  obviously not those  intended.

The activities have not drawn attention from Church Street School's governance situation and the  irrefutable need for change.

More information about how the tangle was  created in the first place will undoubtedly emerge.

MacEachern's letter, the former Mayor's Hussahs and  attempts to draw women's organisations  into the fray are reminiscent of the past.

Councillor Ballard's reference to " the rubes"  who live in Aurora,  and do not deserve the ministering  angel attentions of the organisers of the St. Kitts  Jazz Festival , have  been a startling revelation to many.

But not to those  who shared seats at the table  or watched closely from the sidelines for the past  eighteen  years.. 

The group have now done to themselves, what no-one else could have done, to reveal their mind sets

Had I tried to explain it as I understood it, it  would have simply not have been   believed.

 My own  credibility would have been jeopardized.

When the former Mayor was elected, my comment was:

For a person in that state of  mind to gain a position of authority was the worst thing that could happen to her.

She will dig a hole so deep she will never be able to climb out.

She did that.

To their misfortune, others were  dragged  into the same hole. Still others  mistook it for opportunity and leaped  joyfully over the edge.

The story  continues to unfold.

It is not yet over.  They have made sure of that..


Anonymous said...

You say that the group "have now done to themselves, what no-one else could have done, to reveal their mind sets."

And "For a person in that state of mind to gain a position of authority was the worst thing that could happen to her."

You talk as though any of these people had or have functioning minds.

A dictionary definition of "mind" is "the human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory and imagination.

The aforementioned definition obviously proves that the people to whom you refer are all mindless creatures, with no redeeming ability or value.

What surprises me somewhat, is that their comments have been so controlled, so subdued.

Can they do no better?

Anonymous said...

The only thing ' startling ' about Ballard's reference to Aurora ' rubes ' was why in blazes he could be so stupid as to hand us such a gift of his gab. If you watch tapes of Council meetings, you can see that he always signals when he is preparing to launch what he considers to be a strike. He gets a small tight smirk in anticipation which should warn councillors of incoming malarky. You can't tell from the tapes, but I would guess he also twitches in his chair.