By: Diane Benjamin
The silent majority who just want government to leave them alone are being stomped by the local boots of government. They stayed home yet again for the local elections. Evidently their destruction is the only remedy for narcolepsy. Stay asleep, that’s what they want (and your money).
This is what Democracy looks like!
The loudest voices get what they want, everybody else is immaterial. Only 1 month into Bloomington’s completely compliant Council, two issues have been proclaimed “progress”.
- Bike Lanes on E. Washington
- Civilian Police Review Board
These two prove why America was founded as a Republic, not a democracy.
Even though Bike Blono has very few members compared to the population, many members did attend the Open House last night to cheer bike lanes. Democracy is mob rule, Bike Blono brought the mob. Common sense and opposition of people who didn’t show up are immaterial, but they will be forced to pay. Two more Open Houses are on the City calendar – June 13 and June 14th (http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/calendar?cury=2017&curm=6&curd=1&curview=month)
People are spouting on Facebook and the radio – Bike Blono’s democracy will still win because the opposition will stay home. Think traffic is bad now? Just wait until an entire vehicle lanes disappear!
Soon the Police won’t be allowed to do their job. Small segments of the population object to methods police use, so they want to police the police. Bloomington already has a Police Commission with citizens on it. Does the group wanting a Review Board want anonymous complaints investigated? The police didn’t agree to serve to be seconded-guessed by citizens sitting on the sidelines. To not be investigated, the police will stop policing. Crime will go up, mobs will run the streets. See Chicago for details.
Local government isn’t capable of common sense, they only want to control. Mobs do intimate the Council, at least the ones who don’t already believe bikes need their own lanes and the police are evil.
Normal isn’t immune – their council has been completely compliant for much longer than Bloomington’s. It takes a genius to put the bike sharing plan in place the Pantagraph reported on today:
This is an excerpt:
The story says BroMenn is donating $10,000. I walked by the share rack at BroMenn everyday for 2 weeks. One bike never moved, the other bike moved once:
More “If we build it they will come”.
How’s that working for Connect Transit? (Their monthly meeting got changed to the 30th)