Monday, April 28, 2008
One of the great advantages of being in office is that you can swing just about any cat over your head and get attention.
Witness the latest pathetic PR exercise coming from the Nutty Mayor.
The Sun and Province are both reporting about the "conference" that will begin tonight at the Vancouver Playhouse (How appropriate! Where's Tennessee Williams when you really need him?) and continue the next day at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
The "conference" alleges to be about homelessness, mental illness and addiction.
But look at the given suppositions in their own press release:
This evening forum will aim to:
· Promote an understanding of the relationship between mental illness, addiction and homelessness
· Acknowledge that no one person or group, alone, can provide a solution
· Recognize the breadth of the problem as being beyond Vancouver, BC and Canada
Please RSVP by April 16 to Collaboration for Change by email at: email@example.com
What is the political implication of the line that I highlighted?
Note also the email address. This initiative is entirely created and managed by Pace Group, a PR company.
Because they have a deep and profound understanding and concern about these issues. Right.
Note also the participants. All the usual suspects.
These are all the invested parties that have been at these tables from the beginning and done such a wonderful job to date. With the help of these wise people the problems of homelessness, mental illness and addictions have never been greater.
This is a cynical vote-begging atrocity.
Avoid it. Placard it. See it for what it is.
Posted by David Berner at 9:41 AM