"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

Friday 14 June 2013

No...It was never that simple.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Code of Ethics": 

Are you comparing Gaertner to McCarthy and Hitler?

You're being too kind. 


I am drawing  a comparison to conspicuous events in history . No doubt  plans were made behind closed doors and in  that obscurity, seemed innocuous at the time.

I  do not hold Councillor Gaertner   alone responsible  for decisions  by the last Council. Initiative   was  always carefully avoided . The collective was always cited. As it is now. The difference being , the collective is not a majority.  It numbers but three.

Councillor Gaertner has always depended on the leadership and guidance of others. 

It does not relieve her of responsibility and she does keep referring  with regret to the loss of authority to impose punishment. No doubt still  under  advisement.

It's hard to escape the  impression  " punishment"  or retaliation was  always the real objective of the Code of Conduct. 

I  could not re-call which State Senator Mc Carthy represented. But I did  anticipate a member of the circle would provide the  exact answer. 


Anonymous said...

It would be nice if they could smile once in a while instead of being quite so grim. Surely being a councillor doesn't require a set jaw all the time.

Anonymous said...

The Hitler comment is out of proportion. The Councillor was never more than a foot soldier & I doubt if she was privy to much of importance. I'm sorry that the person who made the comment is still so very angry. There must have been something personal to make such a lasting impression.

Anonymous said...

If you arranged that lot in totemic order, she would be near the bottom with Granger.