Today I woke up to both snow and a snow job. The Journal News featured an Op Ed piece of all things covering the heroic liberal view that it celebrate diversity, this makes the city great, and by implication, those who are members of other than the liberal wing of the democratic party are divisive, anti-establishment and, by reasonable extrapolation of the unbundling of code, we, thus, are racists, anti-feminists, homophobes, anti-semites, and God knows what else. The Author, Dr. Lipow, a practicing dentist I believe, must be sniffing some random nitrous oxide that has led to delusionary thinking.
The reverse is largely true. This man seemed to have little difficulty in getting Op Ed space in the Journal News. His message resonates well in a media that is fighting for survival simply based I think on the inauthenticity of its message and its own prejudices. It is people like Lipow who marginalize people who really want to make things better for all people. Were he really a progressive, he would be challenging the very roadblocks and obstacles that put better people than him frustrated, unrepresented, and unheard. It comes out so clearly in the way in which the City runs. More on that next week or so, but for now, why doesn't Lipow move himself and his family in the midst of people who really could use his medical services? No one really prospers from his non-community based and non-diversity celebratory views. They are buried in the muck and mire of people and institutions who literally are holding society and New Rochelle at great risk. Clearly look at indicators such as New Rochelle's dishonesty on not following its own rule of law and our President's abandonment of governing for the fund raising stump are very clear indicators of the behavior of this archaic and damaging philosophy of control oriented government.
Dr Lipow perhaps suffers from his own form on non-inclusive behavior. He might have a raging case of anti-vowel surname disease; meaning don't you dare have a vowel after your name or else you might represent the downtown, west, east or south side migrating lumpenproletariat from the Bronx or some other place where non believers dwell.
This City will only overcome its issues and truly celebrate diversity when it opens up its process to people who stand up to this form of elitism and say to him, "prove yourself" and worthy of holding the assignment given to you.
That assignment is he is a member of the City Planning Board. In a nutshell, that is a large piece of the problem we face.