"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

Thursday 7 November 2013

Something and Nothing

We seem to share the feeling something very bad is loose  and  running amuk.

All the force of  malevolent media, focused on  an ordinary man. 

Police surveillance  and videoing from a plane---- said videos released to the media.

A Police Chief expressing  his "disappointment"

Small  children can take meaning from that--- precisely the reason the Police Discipline Code prohibits  any and all involvement  in politics.

A forest of  cameras and microphones ------voices shrieking  meaningless questions.

A cabinet minister speechless  ----save for concern expressed  for  the family.

A  grinning, exultant  inauspicious Councillor ----"If he can't find the door we should take him to it "

It's not clear there's anything we can do to help.

So we will simply not add fuel to the flames.

If something positive  comes  through , I will publish.

If it's cold-blooded and lacking in compassion or humanity----------I will not.


Anonymous said...

D'accord encore

Anonymous said...

More food for thought from another direction
CBC reports that 7 Senate employees were fired the day after the 3 Senators were suspended. Their benefits were cut off effective in Jan. Their possible pensions do not accrue as do those of the Senators.

Christopher Watts said...

I don't subscribe to the view that Mayor Ford is an "ordinary man".

There's Always a First Time said...

Hallelujah! I agree with something that Christopher Watts said.

Anonymous said...

Cheque-book journalism from the Star will not improve the value of their stock. Not a blip since this broke.