Re: Public to get say on Southlands, Oct. 19
I read that Delta council intends to seek public input into development of the Southlands, and was naturally overjoyed. What a novel concept! That sounds like true democracy at work.
But then my aging brain stirred up memories from the past, and I thought... wait a minute, wasn't public input offered before, maybe about 20 years ago, or 10 years ago perhaps, or was it five or two? And wasn't it overwhelmingly against development? Hmmm.
Then my brain remembered a famous Monty Python army skit from the late '70s, the one in which the officer and his men were drawing straws to see who should volunteer to leave the bunker.
The officer drew the short straw, but then claimed it was supposed to be "best of three." Needless to say the officer drew the short straw again, but declared it should have been best of five, etc. Eventually the infantrymen said, "Stop this charade, we give in; one of us will volunteer."
Why does my brain keep telling me there is an analogy here?