SR - big sigh

Brian & Pam Martin twinoak at
Tue Aug 10 20:37:01 PDT 1999

Timo said,
>I too have noticed a underwelming show of enthusiasm regarding any of the
>names on the ballot. Of course, this attitude seems to come from the people
>who have taken practically no part in the entire process up till now. At
>last populace meeting I heard many things. That this was an "underhanded
>to sneak in a principality", that the ballot was "rigged, because my
>selection was'nt on it", that the ballot was somehow tainted because there
>was none of the names of the persons who were on the selection commitee on
>the ballot.

I too have heard a few folks saying the same kind of things.  It has been my
experience that many do a lot of talking, and few take action.  When those
few do actually take action, those who make a lot of noise and don't do
anything get angry.

Unfortunately, regardless of all of the meetings that were held, with plenty
of notice;  all of the dialogue on names;( Including dialogue from a lot of
folks who trashed this or that name, but when pressed for an alternative
suggestion, had none to give. Sigh, it's so easy to criticize rather than
create.);  all of the hard work by the heralds to research the suggested
names; all of the work done by the folks who publish the newsletter;  many
don't seem ready to hear any of it.  Fear of change can be subconcious and
very powerfull.

Now, I'll grant you that I'm probably not in one of my most positive
attitudes right now, but from what I've seen and heard, we probably need to
drop the whole thing for a few years (if not more).  It's not worth the
continued frustration.


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