It seems in recent weeks I’ve ruffled some feathers and interfered with the planned take-over or hijacking of our municipality by the Ratepayer Executive, and their mayor and councillors in waiting.
Some of these people have been giving me sly yet overt signs of their discontent with my not being the good little trooper who meekly steps aside for the greater good of the old boys club. I, a man with a proven track record and background of council experience, policy, procedure, and knowledge, who over the years has consistently and repeatedly laid it on the line both while in office and out as a community social activist, who by the way sacrificed much in doing so, should simply step aside for a establishment neophyte who has been missing in action all these many years, while at the same time is seriously lacking in all the aforementioned areas (including in the area of personal sacrifice), should step aside because this board and their chosen wannabes want it to be so.
I don’t think so! In fact, their arrogance and self-serving actions give me even more reason for stepping up to the plate to ensure we do not again go back in time where small, elite, privileged groups control and run everything in our community for their and their friends benefit, at our expense.
These guys are not going to hijack our community, if I have anything to say about it. Even if it means I am forced to run again to do what I can to prevent what I see is a disaster in the making. Although at this time few have declared, I’m sure there will be many people running for political office in our community in the coming election but there will be only one group who’s leader hypocritically publicly claims they are apolitical while fielding numerous candidates for both mayor and councillors chairs from within their organization, all of whom are from their inner circle of either executive board members or advisers. These are the ones who plan on hijacking our entire community if we let them.
I don’t plan on letting them, nor should you if you want to prevent our community from once again sliding backwards into the abyss that we have only recently struggled to climb out of after decades of cronyism, nepotism, social and economic stagnation, and decline.
Not that the current mayor and council liberated us in taking us to the extreme in the opposite direction of too much unwanted, unnecessary and costly change. They say moderation in all things is the best medicine and I agree and it is why I am advocating and promoting a “middle-way” agenda. This I will speak on more in the coming weeks as I develop my 8-point “middle-way” platform and launch my election website in anticipation of declaring my candidacy. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I encourage people not to be swayed or duped into thinking this elite establishment “dream team” posing as a grassroots organization wants anything more than power for powers sake in order to revert things back to what they were before, for their and their friends benefit solely, at our expense.
Don’t get duped again into buying into their dreams that turn into our nightmares, as what we have seen time after time with these people and their kind. They are not the future, but simply relics from the past who’s campaign lies and promises are already proving to be but dust in the wind.
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.