Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Salem's Mayor and City Council: Screw you, kids, we've got ours

This is appalling. With one exception, the people occupying the seats where we need leaders are simply serving as order takers for the Sprawl and "Growth" lobbies, ignoring the fact that unchecked growth in part of an organism at the expense of the rest is the very definition of cancer.

Just as a video of a cop shooting an unarmed fleeing man in the back and then planting a taser by his body to fabricate a justification for murder is forcing America to come to grips with our still unresolved problem of race, we daily see votes in cities large and small where elected officials -- individually nice people, hardworking people with charm and the best of intentions -- are shooting America and the whole world in the back and telling themselves that it's ok, they didn't mean to do it, their only concern is their little burg, and anything that provides "growth" in their little burg justifies itself.

Here's what the bellhops with titles in elected positions have brought us-- the curve that leads to the end of the world as we know it, and it won't feel fine.

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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