Stop proliferating the paranoia and realize that fear. I agree with the moderator that the focus is on the debate, not the individuals. If the GOS makes this argument it only shows their increasing pettiness. Please, give your readers, and the rest of Aurora more credit. One has to wonder what exactly the Aurora Citizen believes is being kept secret about their identities? Those that run the “Aurora Citizen” continue the charade of “perceived” transparency It has long been speculated that ex councilor “Bill Hogg” is the moderator of the Aurora Citizen Blog. Hell, if even Councilor Evilina MacHeckron knows your identity, and she knows absolutely nothing, and she has outed you at a publicly televised council meeting, what use is there in hiding? To borrow a phrase from our mayor: “We can see right through you, you know.” So stop hiding and embrace who you are. This week they posted a “Help Wanted” sign: http://auroracitizen.ca/2009/12/16/help-wanted/#comment-3093 I seriously question who would approach an organization that continues to hide their identities to such a level….but whatever. Coincidentally I received an anonymous email from the moderator of the Aurora Citizen that read:
So let me get this straight, you are soliciting my help, advise and/or input, but you can’t even extend me the courtesy of knowing who you are? I refuse to be involved or align myself with conspiracy theorists or secret societies, which as far as I’m concerned the “Aurora Citizen Blog has been relegated to. I had to laugh at the moderator’s response: “By the way, if you had simply answered the phone you would know who was calling.” What pompous bullshit. You’re approaching me, if you expect me to either call you or give you my phone # the least you could do is use your real name. Anyone who know me knows I’ll join an anonymous coalition as soon as “pigs” fly.
“I’d like to arrange a telephone chat if you are interested. Let me know.”
Until then I will continue to contribute to the Aurora Citizen blog. I use a pseudonym because I like it, not that it provides a perceived camouflage of my identity as one poster pointed out.
Integrity seems to have fallen through the large political crack that divides our town.Lets hope some “real” people step forward soon. If my recent poll placing 3/4 of the vote for a fictional TV character is any indication voter apathy remains at an all time high. Aurora Deserves Better “Vote Quimby!”