I&A Blog – A new low For Democracy

Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.ca

Judging from the posts on this website over the past several weeks, the public bantering, the leaflets left on car windows and on bathroom urinals, along with the personal attacks and manipulation, we’ve just taken the democratic process to a new low – on par with a grade-school student council election, minus the pom-poms.

Take a look around this community – we’ve got our challenges, we’ve got our problems, and we’ve made our mistakes; but is it really that bad?
 

We’ve evolved from the rough-and-tumble wild west of the north just a decade ago to one of the most progressive, diverse, and successful communities in the country. Why can’t our politics make the same evolution?

We should be debating and discussing the things that matter to the future of Fort St. John. Instead, we’ve fallen into a downward spiral of un-truths, anonymous comments, flyers on windows, fancy accounting, negativity, egos and threats of lawsuits against this very website… Our only objective here is to allow an open dialog among the community, and instead, we’re placed in the cross hairs.

What reasons do we have to be negative about our community?

We are very fortunate to not have been hit as hard as the rest of the country or the rest of the continent in these economic times.  We should be planning for the future and whatever situation we may be in, instead of pointing fingers and looking behind us.

When you make a decision on Saturday, think of the ideals you hold strong. Then do your best to clear the BS out of your mind, and make your vote for the candidates that you feel that best represent the way you look at the world, and that will serve us into the future. Easy, eh?

 
 
The Issues And Answers Blog is written by Andrew Tylosky of Motion Media, one of the parent companies behind Energeticcity.ca. Andrew hosts the radio show and podcast Issues and Answers on 100.1 Moose FM every Monday morning. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Sci-Tech North and the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys long walks on the beaches of Charlie Lake when he isn’t busy scheming up ways to improve the Energetic City. Andrew can be reached by email at andrew@energeticcity.ca or by phone at 250-663-8751.

 

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