Below is a comment I just made on Dean Ward's blog that I feel needs to be repeated here on my blog too.
"... the bloggers have their own agendas; i.e. themselves getting a council job."
Do you really think if that was my primary concern I would write the things I do and take the controversial stands that I do? Get real.
btw/ Unlike Dean, the only declaration I have made since the last election was that I would ^not^ run again. So far, I have not been given any reason why I should change that position.
FYI, I'm not interested in money (except to pay my bills and get by), power or fame. I am interested in making a difference and changing our world for the better. In this regard, I do not sense too many people in this community think likewise. Therefore, why waste ones time tilting at windmills. Maybe that will change before the next election but so far I do not see that happening, nor do I expect it to.
The establishment here and their dolts and dupes who blindly follow them are afraid of me and people like me and what we represent... 'people power'. Therefore like the last time people here will most likely follow along like sheep and vote for a name not even knowing the man because they were told to.
Since the last election I have little faith in people here in this community knowing what’s best for them and acting accordingly. Instead they do what’s best for the elites who in turn think so little of them that they don’t even give them the crumbs off their plates.
A couple of more days or so and it will be five months before the election. Let’s see who steps forward from now till then and whether or not this community can smarten up before then and show they want real leadership that can take direction and move us forward with true mountain freedom and spirit. Let’s hope so!
So what say you my readers? Do you think there is any hope for the Pass, or will we continue to stumble along tripping over our own feet all the while wondering why we can't get ahead... in more ways than one?
So far, the political field here in the Pass is light with few people declaring their intentions to run. I've heard of a couple of establishment names being floated about but nothing concrete yet. We do have five months to go so its maybe kinda early but not to early to start encouraging those who you feel can make a positive difference to consider running, and doing just that.
The clock is ticking and time is running out. What will the future hold for us? Who knows? But I do know "the secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshiped. It is our future in which we will find greatness.