Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Island of White Rock: One City Council's Delusion
Jun 27, 2008 8:20 AM
"Island of White Rock"
I thought I could resist commenting.... :)
After little thinking I arrived at the following few conclusions:
1. "The Island of White Rock" makes perfect sense, since its all a matter of perception (obviously, Council must feel on an idyllic island, detached...).
2. Some of us still believe if we pay for it, it must actually be worth somethin'.
3. I could myself (again?) suggest, for free: "Shake a shrub, find an artist!"
... On the topic of "creative thinking", shamed MLA, and "dead in the water" Spirit Square project...
I wonder if the shrubs would have been shaken and a handful of artists would have fallen out ...
Could one of them, in a brain storming session, in this city of mermaids, located on this lovely and cozy bay, would have suggested an idea good enough to float around to the liking and, compromise of everyone?
(While my letter was not published, the ones that were, were absolutely brilliant - worth digging through the archives :) )
*2a. It also shows, once more, that local ain't good enough... We must seek out and pay for that which is "imported", foreign.
What makes this statement a bit of an odd take is perhaps if they would "leave the island" and experience "the wide world" they might develop somewhat of a "cultured" vision and attitude...
But then again, why bother, we have elections coming up in November - not a moment too soon!
My suspicions were confirmed when Councillor Mat Todd confessed to our local press Council actually felt White Rock as an Island...
Dictatorship in isolation?