Wednesday, February 3, 2016

An attempted hijacking of healthy debate in the little City of Lake Worth. The same thing happened in Ft. Lauderdale.

Later on today or tomorrow will have some videos and observations on the City Commission meeting last night (2/2) vis-à-vis the new ordinance to make City public spaces safer here in Lake Worth. A meme, a word virus that begins with "C" and ends with "w", is still out there but more and more people are understanding what the City is attempting to do with this new ordinance. To better understand how public debate is hijacked, along with some humorous anecdotes, is a link (below, highlighted) to a radio show and encourage everyone to listen. If you wish the next few paragraphs will explain things in more detail and put the radio show in better context. Anyhow, without further ado. . .

You may have seen or heard about the homeless issue in Lake Worth, Florida from what was reported on this blog. Possibly you read a few paragraphs or just the headline in a newspaper; there was a news segment on a local TV news station you might have watched. Maybe from what you've heard about the "homeless issue" you've drawn conclusions and then formed an opinion.

But what if I told you there was a way to change your opinion if you have one? That's possible if you continue reading..

First know that one of the volunteer phone bank locations for the Nan Rich for Governor campaign in Palm Beach County was in my home. So that broadly gives you an idea where I stand politically.

There was a radio show a few years ago where Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler was going through very much the same situation that is happening right now in Lake Worth. Mayor Seiler is a Democrat. He was interviewed by Rick Sanchez. I don't know his politics but he was fired from CNN and hired by Fox News. So that might give you a clue. These two guys likely don't agree on a whole lot of things.

Listen to the radio show and don't let any of the other distractions on the website take away from what they both talk about. Pay particular attention to Food Not Bombs which is mentioned and the part where the 20 or 30 protesters went to Mayor Seiler's house. It took a while but eventually they discovered they were protesting at the wrong house. It's funny what Seiler says about that. And if you want to learn more you can read about 'Mr. Snarky'. Someone like him may come knocking on your door. If you didn't know, it's also election season in Lake Worth.

Curiously, it was also election season in Ft. Lauderdale when the protesters were targeting Jack Seiler. So how did that election turn out?