Please remember this warning from the author Gore Vidal:
“As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.”
When a City Council candidate humiliates, insults, degrades, proudly declares a lack of experience, as though that somehow elevates one from those who have worked a lifetime; when a candidate bullies, attacks, denigrates others, demonstrates a lack of character, incivility, an unsuitable temperament, an inability to relate to opposite viewpoints, an inability to reach a consensus…when a candidate spews out unproven rhetoric, and uses the same “scapegoat tactic” over and over again…remember before you vote:
“Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.”
We have one chance. It will take only one vote to destroy the Laguna Beach we love. If the developers win, the Laguna we know will be gone forever. Irreplaceable.
Jahn Levitt, Laguna Beach