Alternate headline: Staggeringly Oblivious – More and more people are becoming uneasy with “democratically elected politicians” who insist their narrative is our reality, in-spite-of all facts to the contrary. That “reality spin” is seen for what it is and that has greatly damaged constituents’ ongoing willingness to entrust politicians & the political process. More & more people are refusing to continue underwriting trust when it is seen to be driven by dangerous, nonsensical political narratives.
Unchecked, the practice threatens to undermine democracy further by deferring and stockpiling toxins that a healthy democracy would otherwise purge en route.
Our collective societies are convulsing as a result.
Locally, our municipal government staggers obliviously from pothole to pothole while defending its smooth road policies.
As Sherlock Holmes said, once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains is the truth, however improbable.
We are beginning to see the sobering remainder of it all.
From Walter Neufeld, commenting on Tell The Truth.
*Walter Neufeld was born and raised in Abbotsford. He manages a development company operating in BC and in Alberta. Walter has been a critic of the provincial government’s dysfunctional Mines Act for over 12 years. Most recently, he’s critiqued both Honourable Randy Hawes and the gravel industries Aggregate Pilot Project. The Aggregate Pilot Project is a harmful private production document which Hawes is currently trying to offload onto BC’s public domain. He has been instrumental in publicizing details of the offer of millions of tax dollars to the YMCA by City staff and politicians.
His columns can be found here.