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But in Clares piece he highlighted his slippery grip on democracy this way: Its very risky. Theres no good time to have a vote. If you have one too early, people arent informed. If you have it too late in the process, you might derail it.
There you have it boys and girls. In the wrong hands those of the people purportedly living under it democracy is a dangerous thing. What kind of paternalistic tripe is that?
Fact is, if youd have had just a little faith, Hugh, youd have gotten a vote at least as positive and probably stronger, than the one teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy Vancouver got last Saturday. It doesnt matter if all the facts arent known and people are uninformed. Hell, if we waited for a fully informed population, thered never be a vote on anything. Knowledge isnt a prerequisite of democracy! People vote their gut for chrissakes. Thats why youre mayor. Youre our guy. One of us. Joe Whistler. A ski patroller. A chimney sweep. What dont you understand about that? What the hell are you afraid of?
The planets are aligning in Vancouvers favour. Too many Olympics scheduled and desired by European countries in the next decade, crazy dictators threatening the world in Korea. Its looking good. If we get the Games, well put on one hell of a party and hopefully not drive future generations any further in debt than previous, inept B.C. governments have already managed to do.
But itll never cease to amaze me how apparently smart people can be so dumb about having faith in the folks around them. You owe us, Hugh. Big.