Disappointment is in the air. According to my blog here and talking with people around town there is nothing but disappointment with what we have to choose from in the coming election. What with most people not wanting to continue on with the present council we have now, and real worries that the perceived front-runners not on council already are Ratepayer Executive, or their advisers, wanting to take us backward to an earlier time where most people don’t want to go again where its all about being part of the “lucky sperm club” with no room for those of us not born here, the remaining choices or options are far too few.
But at least we are not like the town of Pincher Creek in which voters have no options or choice at all in who will now lead them as everyone running got in by acclamation. We on the other hand do still have options and choices.
One option open to us is to cut the head off of those who want to hijack our municipal council by not electing their leader, whether that be Bruce or Blair. The other is to then put in a combination of old school and new school along with some new faces while avoiding those whose only intention will be to undermine what otherwise could be a functioning and workable council that takes care of business for all residents living here, and not just for their friends and special interest groups within the ‘good ole boys’ network.
There is still hope! And there is still time! Perceived front-runners can still fail and fall, especially now that revelations are coming forward on conflict of interest allegations, questions of moral and ethical integrity, collusion and intrigues that make the present mayor and council look like white-knights.
But residents here have to take matters into their own hands by doing their own home-work and opening their eyes to potential threats while being open to real possibilities, if only we allow ourselves to dream the impossible dream, so to speak. We just have to be cognizant of not allowing ourselves to be taken in again with phony promises and illusions of going back to a better time when the reality is your present choices or options are either one extreme or another, they’ll have you believe, while missing the bus on the “middle-way” option.
As a community and as individual voters we got to take the bull by the horns knowing that the best way out is always through. That means creating our own path and not blindly following those being created for us. I believe, the “middle-way” is the right path for both this community and its people. If you give it some thought I think you will too.
Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch onto the affirmative.