But at the end, a cage, even a gilded cage, is still that, a cage.
AnnaMaria Preston, Ed.D. is a friend of mine from my City Council days (2004-2008). Over the years since, she moved…
“[n]epotism erodes public trust in government institutions, their integrity, and operations. It creates reasonable concerns that the decisions of government are not based on merit and objectivity, but on family relations.”
In reporting the layoffs, the effect of this on the veracity of the news was said best by Kristen:
“That means fewer journalists keeping the ‘powers that be’ in check, less questioning of authority, fewer answers to your burning questions and even more substandard information disseminated to the public,”
Whichever way we move forward, one last bit of advice for politicians is that when you go with the cheap political superglue to achieve a very temporary goal, without a plan, don’t expect it to last too long
Before jumping into the new zeitgeist on the current situation in Hong Kong, it may be beneficial to add into a perception of the place that no one is talking about, currently.
Over the past week, our government officials in Hawaii have been pivoting their “public” focus from the re-opening of the local (we call it Kama’aina) economy to that of the tourism economy.
To many, an exclamation of “about time” was raised as it is very clear that no real recovery can be made to Hawaii’s economy without the re-introduction of tourism into it.
[B]ecause your efforts and your abilities are going to be seen by generations after you as “great”. The last time a generation of Americans have experienced what you are experiencing now was somewhere north of 70 years ago[.]
Because after 66 days, and many more to come, people are tired of change.
From today’s PHwSF piece:
“There should be a call to re-start the legislature and the courts in good time. The rules that need to be changed to get society working again – too many here to list – need to be promulgated and passed by the legislature (the law-making body) and implemented by the executive (the Governor). “