Comment 82418

By ThisIsOurHamilton (registered) - website | Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:11:54 in reply to Comment 82413

Sadly, that means convincing/educating the crew who continue to elect the current crop.

Why 'sadly'?

Sadly because this appears to be a task that nobody in the city wants to take on? That instead, they'd prefer the notion of either a) praying for the incumbent to 'see the light', or b) praying for a 'saviour candidate? (Who will almost assuredly require a), above.)

I can't imagine a more uplifting prospect than 'convincing/educating the crew' (meaning in actuality, not just those of the 40% who actually cast ballots, the 60% of these who do so not as a result of having formed a qualified opinion, but the remaining 60% of all eligible voters who choose not to vote, period). Why?

Because the very process of doing this 'convincing/educating' is neighbourhood- and community- and ward- and city-building. Because in the dialogue and discussion and 'esplainin' that would result were the 'convincing/educating' to unfold would involve increased awareness, investment and participation.

To paraphrase Sy Syms:

"An educated resident is our best citizen."

Comment edited by ThisIsOurHamilton on 2012-10-30 10:12:54

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