Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tony Wahren is an unprincipled thief and a bully

Recently a much loved and respected member of our community by the name of Bob Addison passed away.

Bob was a lovely man and in his time teaching at Otumoetai College was mentor and inspiration to a huge number of children over the years. He had that very rare quality that endeared students to him and who would remain friends long after they had left school.

After many years as a teacher, Bob became a city councillor, and although we did not share the
same political views, we were still on speaking terms whenever we met.

Anyway, in a letter to the editor, a chap has called for the local council-funded theatre to be named after him, and in the process, named me as somebody who would be against the idea.

Here is my letter in reply!

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Tony Wahren makes light of a serious matter at my expense, jesting about me writing “endless letters concerning the theft of other peoples money,” but it doesn’t stop him for calling for more of that theft!

He knows it’s theft, he knows theft is wrong, but somehow because its done by council it’s OK!


To paraphrase Charlton Heston; “I will stop bringing attention to the unprinipled theft and morally bankrupt people like Mr Wahren who think it’s OK to lay claims to other peoples money, when they prise the pen from my cold dead hands!” - Amen!

Not that I think Tony’s idea of re-naming Baycourt Theatre as the Addison Centre is a bad one! It’s not, It’s just how to achieve that goal is where we differ.

Tony would use force, whereas I would use choice!

Let me be second in line (after Tony that is) to donate a cheque towards that goal.

With my way, everybody who thinks its a good idea can add their cheques to ours.

We will all be happy for doing something we value.

All those who don’t agree can keep their money, and they will be happy also.

That makes everybody happy.

With Tonys way a whole bunch of people wont be happy- they will be forced to donate their money to something that they do not value, but Tony doesn’t seem worried about that because he has got what he wants.


To quote Margaret Thatcher “We are going through a period where too many people have been given to understand “I have a problem - it is the government/councils job to fix it!” and so they are casting their problems and demands on society, and who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and families. . . People have got their entitlements too much in mind without the obligations.”

1 Comments:

Blogger PC said...

"Let me be second in line (after Tony that is) to donate a cheque towards that goal."

Great line! :-)

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