DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Those interviewed for their vision and perspective for Arizona’s future in the Sunday issue of the Arizona Republic, presented the politically correct mantra which excludes honest participation by you and me … not surprising is it…?
One practical step which current Arizona leadership could choose to adopt is to provide … full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE & TRANSPARENCY to all Arizonan’s … which doubtful they will be inspired to do unless “we” … that’s you and me … stand up and demand and accept nothing less.
From a politician’s position disclosure and transparency are messy, time consuming, demanding, frustrating as it causes them to carefully measure their words as they need be ever mindful of that idiom … “be careful of the words you use, keep them soft and sweet, as you never know from day to day, which ones you’re to have to eat” … I would choose to substitute the word … HONEST … for soft and sweet … as it is the lack of honesty in government which I believe most frustrates us.
As 2010 unfolds, I believe we will see “changes” on a magnitude never imagined even by the most skilled political expert as the winners and losers will defy even the most skilled Vegas odds-maker. There is, I believe, an innate internal desire in many Americans to find … TRIBE … and not necessarily that we summarily define as family. TRIBE … meaning people with whom we honestly share social, educational and environmental and health beliefs. Characteristics such as color, race, religion, presumed economic status will have no importance as it is the human “person” inside to whom we are attached.
Though I can not claim any stature as a prognosticator 2010 reveals itself though chaotic and polarized challenges nonetheless offering unparalleled and unlimited opportunities as people begin to see and break through the defeatist, fatalistic, despairing illusion which corporate interest$ have for these past many, many years fostered.
Current self-anointed Arizona leadership will quickly learn … no authentic change can occur until or unless … WE … that’s you and me … have our rightful seat at the table.
To accept and honor this … represents a substantive paradigm change, one not easily attained.
… “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” … Harry S. Truman