"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 13 April 2015


I took a break  at the week-end . Commented on a few Facebook items instead. 

Councillor Mrakas is using Facebook and that's a good thing. I commented on Elliot's Economic Principles but there was no reaction.

I commented on a video posted by an African-American's  that stressed his experience with police is exactly what it should be and counseled others not to be so quick to jump to conclusions. 

Tom Pearson of Aurora posted on Facebook. Stirred a few memories. 

Anna of Community Focus wrote a nice Facebook post about
the Arboretum and I offered a few more details. 

But none of that produced  further interaction. 

For me that's the only certainty that people are paying attention.I need to know my voice is not simply reverberating into space.

At least I have the trolls erupting under the bridge.

It's a lot of work to do what Councillor Mrakas is doing. He is just starting but he knows more than most beginners.
He watched  meetings and engaged when Allison  was a
He attended regularly during the last four years and is absolutely up to date. He's been waiting a long time to weigh 
In on the issues. 

Still, it's not the same as being at the table.

I can't help him there. I would like to think other than common sense there's a way  to deal with ....well you know.
But I do believe it's absolutely the right thing to communicate with people.  I just hope Facebook is the right tool. 

I think though I will stick to my blog to comment.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps the lack of response to your Facebook posts is due to the fact that you generally cannot comment anonymously on Facebook, unlike on your blog, where the few who comment here get to be very brave and opinionated without posting their names - just like this comment.

Anonymous said...

Yes, stay in your lane.

Anonymous said...

Facebook is not the tool.

First of all, Facebook has a huge censor hanging over it. They tend to err on the side of caution and are not afraid to delete a post.

Secondly - and a personal opinion, I would "friend" any Aurora blogger, politician, etc. The last thing I want to see is the influx of political posts. I get enough now from my "friends" and that is making me wonder why I friended them in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Tom. That is enough for starters/ Now I have to deal with a pregnant coon trying to break in to have her babies. Guess the old barn next door is full,