MayorVij vs. Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack is up for sale: Gawker
FYI, many of you may have heard this by now, but just in case, I was sort-of surprised to read about it this morning. It sounds like it checks out well enough for a number of journalists to risk their livelihoods and lawsuits over it, so I guess the 5th largest city in North America probably has a crack-smoking mayor.
While this may or may not be true, the way it's being handled suggests it probably is. Mayor Marion Barry of Washington D.C. was caught smoking crack, resigned, was joked about by Chris Rock and others, then came back to become mayor again. Stranger stuff has happened, but these allegations don't surprise me.
As usual, many people are probably just going to believe what they want as this is in style today instead of working together to figure out the real truth about who's responsible for using their tax dollars well to help manage their political affairs well enough to provide a good today and even better tomorrow. This sucks.
Therefore, I'm simply offering an opportunity to help change how people think about these things by having them make sure I'm in a position to. Right now, I'm on holidays from my save the world stuff, looking for gainful employ and keeping an eye on the big picture and how to casually influence as opposed to just fix it.
My strength is being able to handle controversial information in a strong way to come up with more practical and empowering interpretations of our collective problems, reactions and solutions. While people might want to get scared or uncomfortable and laugh, the best way to stay positive is to feel we can deal with this stuff.
Please check out my website for my latest project, the Ford articles and my 2010 mayoral run against him. I can't step on my front porch without seeing many confused adults acting weird instead of confidently saying hello, so our ability to do anything except for complain and then laugh at stuff like this off needs to be fixed.
What You Want to Believe In is... People.
Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack is up for sale: Gawker