I sense a significant amount of anger in our online discussions.
While I feel that much of it is justified, we all need to make sure it is kept under control.
On Tuesday evening, we saw an object example of anger out of control. Fortunately, it wasn’t one of us providing the example, it was one of the Commissioners.
For any of us to go down that road can only hurt our cause.
I would further remind everyone that is was not realistic to expect that on Tuesday night there would have been significant action on our cause. Things just don’t work that way, and for good reason.
It is therefore premature at this point for us to speak against any of the Commissioners, or all of them, for inaction on our issue.
One or two may be deserving of criticism for their actions. If we’re going to focus energy against someone, let it be them. Even then we must be careful and recognize how our actions will be seen by others, particularly those who don’t yet agree with us. We don’t want to wind up looking like that Commissioner.
We are engaged in a process that will likely take a few months to conclude. We must remain engaged, calm, respectable, respectful, and legal if we wish to prevail.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.