"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 22 October 2017


Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 20 October 2017 at 17:54

Oh, we know. Boy, oh Boy we know.

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 20 October 2017 at 17:54

No,No ...you don't know what you think you know. 

But you don't need to know what you don't want to know.

If you don't want to know, I'm not talking to you .

GO ....AWAY.

This space is mine . 

 I write about my experience.  If you don't want to share,you don't have to. You are welcome to leave. 

The full story of my brush with the law has waited to be told. ....absorbed ,understood , seen 
in a larger picture from broader experience.

 It means going back to the beginning .So be warned.

I've been publishing a blog for ten years. The act of writing always produces new insight. Details 
are assembled and the story takes shape , stone upon  stone. Quite often it takes a different 
direction from the one intended and discovers a different truth . 

I write  for readers who may,or may not, be there. For the story to be known in this place and 
hopefully ,because of it's familiarity, never happen again. I am the eternal

Legal action was an entirely new experience for me. In my long career in politics ,I had never felt  
the need nor had recourse to lawyers to fight my battles. What I learned could not have been learned without doing. 

During the process ,queries  from people who sought advice on  how or if to proceed could not be answered.

The years, the surprises,the let-downs, twists and turns were a labyrinth throughout and in 
the end , the end was difficult to comprehend and accept.

I smile now at my naïveté but without amusement. Fortunately, great  age has an advantage. 
Unpleasant surprises are minimal to nil.   

My trust in the justice system was never absolute but it rated higher than politics. 

I was wrong. 

If I do this right,  someone else may recognize the path and avoid the pitfalls. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep writing, keep talking. You have readers and listeners and hopefully some will learn from your experiences. I have, and I'm grateful.