With a municipal election fast approaching the word on the street is that we have at least two candidates for the mayoralty chair at this time. One is either the mayor or one of his clones, what we’ll call ‘new school’. The other is an neophyte elite establishment type coming from the lucky sperm club, which we’ll call ‘old school’.
Then there is the undecided moi, the one these two worry about. Which has been quite obvious of late as their followers have descended on this blog like ravaging dogs attempting at every turn in doing their best to discredit me for consideration as your next mayor, while their boys play it save by hiding out in their lairs.
What is to be done? Should I step aside and let this community’s denizens, known for their past “voting for a name, not knowing the man” decision making foibles, decide, yet again, the fate of our municipality?
If so, will they take it in the direction of ‘new school’ with more unwanted changes, higher taxes, and dividing the community even further than it is already. In continuing to both destroy and hijack that which built this community by replacing the old with the new in installing newbies of their own kind in both our municipal office and in the field, and on all our community boards and committees.
Or towards ‘old school’ where newcomers are ostracized and where in all likelihood an attempt will be made to restore it to the former Irwin glory days of when cronyism, nepotism and the old boys network ruled supreme. With its network of volunteer groups (including firemen) who were historically given unlimited autonomy and special privileges provided they demonstrated complete loyalty and obeisance to their supreme leader, who could never do any wrong… even while doing so much of it… during their watch.
Is there any hope for a middle way when this community is so clearly divided between these two extremes, of one camp or the other? If there is, then I would be it.
Pay attention to the whispers, so we won’t have to listen to the screams.