Transit City isn’t a perfect plan. Gary Webster wasn’t a perfect manager. There’s room for improvement and innovation across every city department. But council hasn’t been able to work on the things that lead to improvement and innovation because they live in a constant state of defensive readiness. The entire political discourse in this city is dominated by strategy designed to preempt and contain the damage coming out of the mayor’s office.
@DavidHains on undermining @TOMayorFord’s enabling mythology
Over at The Clamshell, David Hains has written a trenchant and persuasive piece on how to undermine the narrative upon which Rob Ford’s power depends.
Not only does it expose the false assumptions at the base of his campaign and governing narratives, it sets out a road map for the construction of a powerful alternate storyline that has the potential to stop his thoughtless, destructive rampage. It’s part of the basis for an easy-to-grasp, emotionally resonant series of arguments that carry the added advantage of being true.
It’s the kind of post I wish I’d written. Go read now.
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- The Clamshell’s @DavidHains on elitism, #TeamFord, and critical thought