Carleton Place Councillors & Press Targeting Volunteer
by Doug Snedden
Re: The River Cleanup Volunteer Received Thousands In Donations From Council Discretionary Funds May18, 2017
But whenever they notice themselves saying, "It shouldn't be this way", they're in resistance and they're on a fast train to a lot of pain, frustration and anguish. There is no other outcome available to them when they resist the facts. Resistance guarantees they will suffer. Why? Because what is happening around them is fact, and unchangeable. It is what it is. If they don't accept the facts, then they reject the facts. Rejection of the facts is resistance. Resistance equals pain.
And it’s obvious that this group of incredibly negative people are in pain and have no understanding of any facts regarding the river clean-up project, or of those council members who sincerely made a positive gesture using their discretionary funds, or the implications of their negative comments on the community they serve and the volunteers who graciously give their time “not their wallets” in service to their community.
These continuous attacks on the mayor and on community members are stealing the life from our town. And the cold hard truth is that it is being done intentionally. In my opinion, all these negative things being transmitted through the media, are dysfunctional. The more those in question resist the progress our community is making, the more tangled and upset they become. The deeper they go into that upset, the less clear and capable they are of representing our community as elected officials or reporters. As a result, it seems like whatever is upsetting those in question, is becoming worse.
Look at this article and all the previous negative articles in the EMC about the mayor and other community members differently. See what the real intentions are here and ask yourself: Are these the people who I want representing me as elected officials? Is this the type of reporting I want to read in my local paper? Why are they doing this? What are their motives? Who or what is really behind this?
I see our community in transition. We are transitioning through a very positive growth period and there are those in our community who will do anything to capitalize on it, regardless of how negatively it impacts the current and future health and safety of the residents of the Town of Carleton Place.