Thursday, July 30, 2015

Absolutely Necessary

We are seeing some powerful words being bandied about of late. This could be due to the Manget Way train wreck, the neighboring Brookhaven "macerated equals redacted" lysol spray kerfuffle or just the fact that DeKalb is like a cold sore that won't go away. So we're being treated to statements like "it is absolutely necessary to restore the public's trust..."

Really? Absolutely Necessary?

And just what happens if the public's trust isn't restored or worse yet further erodes? Will DeKalb or Dunwoody or Brookhaven lose their charter and fold their tent? Not likely. Actually what will happen is what has been happening. Corruption and unethical behaviour will continue to be the lifeblood of local politics and voters, what few there are, will either vote on single issues (the smart ones) or they'll vote based on personality and personal grooming (the dumb ones).

And things will remain the same. Unless they get worse.