The Devolution Will Be Televised


Watching Aurora council meetings over this last term has reminded me of watching a bad episode of The Outer Limits.

There is nothing wrong with your government. Do not attempt to adjust your vote. We are controlling your town. If we wish to make it louder, Sher will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will simply go behind closed doors. We control the council & the Farmers Market.  We control the Era Banner & the Integrity Commissioner.

For the next term, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your government. You are about to participate in a great Renaissance. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the pea-brained mind to… The Outer Limits.

Our Mayor, who was so quick to get a photo op with Al Gore back when she was running around about the nonsense on clotheslines obviously missed the opportunity to seek the ex vice president vast wisdom in areas of openness and accountability and the great information superhighway, which of course he misquoted as saying he invented.

I thought the following was a most fitting quote from an often overlooked and extremely brilliant politician that has more recently been laughed off the world stage for his views on climate change. 

“When you have a one-way medium dominating a re-feudalized public forum that no longer makes room for a vigorous discussion of ideas, then the rule of reason and knowledge itself plays a sharply diminished role in the policy-making formulations of a democratic society, and so it begins to seem that we have wandered into an alternate universe where the truth no longer matters and where repetition of propagandist slogans tempts leaders to believe they can make their own reality.”  

The reality that mayor Morris has concocted with her inner circle is a tightly controlled one.

Many truths cease to remain relevant and propaganda and spin are at an all time high.

In October Aurora will have the opportunity to finally rid ourselves of this horrible “alternate reality” TV show we have been forced to live in for the last 3 years.

Now is the time for people of real quality, candidates of genuine stature and nothing to suggest that they would perpetuate the current circus (i.e. Roger Clowater), to begin coming forward and declaring their intentions to run for office.

Together we can change the channel.


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