Sunday, November 27, 2011

Willful ignorance on the board

First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.
Mohandas Gandhi

I am given to believe that APS Board Member Lorenzo Garcia said, the reason he is part of a denial of due process for the Citizens Advisory Council on Communication Petition, is that he has never seen it (or words to that effect). I wasn't there, in accordance with Marty Esquivel's unlawful "banning letter" and APS' award winning website has no archive of committee meetings. I have been misinformed; I will bow to the controverting truth.

If Lorenzo Garcia really has not seen the petition; after it was presented to the board during a public forum, and after it was copied and distributed to board members at least once (my bet is twice) by the board staff, then a question is begged; why not?

Before anyone runs for the board, they are asked if they have time enough to do the job; to read the paperwork the board staff hands them to read.

If a board member is too busy to read the paperwork put before him, if he is too busy to read the paperwork placed in his lap in public and on the record, is he too busy to serve?

If Garcia has not been too busy, then has he been too ... what?

too distracted?
too overwhelmed?
too confused?
too misguided?
too complacent?

too complicit?

The window of opportunity to claim legitimate ignorance has closed; they have had their noses rubbed in it too many times in public and on the record, to continue to claim they've never seen it. Their ignorance at this point, is manifestly willful.

They can't laugh at the petition, because it is legitimate on its face.

They have only left to fight it, and that's a fight the people will win.

photo Mark Bralley

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