I shouldn’t put all the blame for city governance on bad intentions. I’m sure that almost everyone involved wants the best for El Paso.
And a lot of good people are just doing fairly difficult and thankless jobs, following orders and trying to put food on their family’s table.
Some people don’t have the luxury or ability to do critical thinking, so they accept what they’re told with no choice and without too much analysis.
Some, maybe most, of you readers probably think I’m an angry old constipated jerk, lashing out because my hemorrhoids are inflamed and I can’t get laid.
Well, that’s only partly true.
The truth is that I believe there are some opportunists in that flock of the well-intentioned. Some people who think they can make a buck while benefiting El Paso, and if they can only achieve one of those goals, they’ll take the money.
They think we’re stupid, and that insults me.
I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings. I don’t want my negativity to harsh anyone’s mellow. But it’s hard to be upbeat about sociopaths pillaging the village. Sometimes critical analysis means being critical.
I feel like, with the exception of some teevee stations, the local English language media aren’t critical enough, so maybe I overcompensate. Again, they’re good people doing a difficult job dealing with complex agendas they might not fully understand.
So if I’ve hurt your feelings or harshed your mellow, please accept my apology.
And have a good day.