Culture of Deception and Treachery
An anonymous member of the RATpayer Executive finally came forward and admitted they are in fact political and not ‘apolitical’ as their leader has been proclaiming. But deception is not the only thing they are guilty of. No, for they also finally admitted their treachery in subverting the democratic process to ensure the political backing for mayor by their organization would go to one of their leader’s fellow chosen elite.
I like how you were in favour of the Ratepayers until we (my emphasis) decided not to back you for mayor.
Readers here may remember an earlier post of mine in which I first explained how certain members of the Executive (the inner circle) and a certain adviser of theirs (who too, like Fredo in the Godfather, broke my heart) circumvented the democratic process (which in essence demonstrated to me that this group is no better than that which they are fighting and wish to replace) in not allowing a previously voted on and unanimously decided decision of theirs to allow for debate on whether or not this organization would support candidates for mayor and council in the upcoming election. Now, let me be clear here, I never once asked at any Ratepayer General Meeting or at any of the Executive meetings I attended for this organization to back me for mayor (for as everyone knows I did not decide to run until a few days before Nomination Day), only that we discuss doing what the previous Ratepayers did which is to field and officially support a list of our own member candidates for office.
As things turned out, despite their earlier protestations that they were ‘apolitical’, this is exactly what this hypocritical executive did in their last general meeting of this week in introducing their slate of candidates to their members, even giving each and everyone an opportunity to make a presentation to all who were there, including the media. In fact, at the conclusion of Blair Painter’s speech and before I was even given the opportunity to make my own, Bill Kovach as president officially endorsed Blair’s candidacy for mayor on behalf of the Ratepayers Association by stating he had his support.
Now what does this all tell you about this select group within the Ratepayer Executive and their President and chief adviser? It tells me they are no better and maybe even worse than that which they wish to replace. I do not believe deception, treachery, intrigue, secret meetings, the subverting of the democratic process, and elitism are what the good people of this community, nor particularly what the good and honourable general members of the Ratepayers Association themselves, want to see in their next council.
The Bible states it clearly: “By their fruit you will recognize them, that is, by the way they act.”
These are the facts and they are indisputable, and as the saying goes “actions speak louder than words.” These guys actions are screaming at us and we need to heed these warnings. For as someone just commented on my previous post the black hand of the Crowsnest Mafia will again squeeze the life out of this community and us, if we let them get into positions of power to do so.
Beware this class of courtiers, hedonists of power.
p.s. Although the above anonymous comment was not signed the ip address is the same as the one from a Ratepayer Executive member who recently posted another comment on this blog using her real name.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.