What LOCAL Leaders & Reporters should consider if Remote "Superiors" ask them to lie about Y2K to their citizens.

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

It should be carefully considered by anyone in a LOCAL position of power or authority that when someone in a remote position of power (who cannot be found and held accountable by the local citizenry) asks YOU to lie about Y2K readiness in your community to your local constituents or readers, he is setting YOU up to bear the consequences! NATIONAL LEADERS KNOW THEY ARE UNREACHABLE AS FAR AS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR EVEN NATIONAL DISRUPTIONS OF INFRASTRUCTURE. THEY KNOW ALSO THAT SHOULD Y2K PROVE DISASTEROUSLY LIFE THREATENING, THOSE WHO WERE FALSELY ASSURED THAT THEY NEED NOT PREPARE WILL BE DRAGGING LOCAL OFFICIALS AND REPORTERS OUT OF THEIR NESTS TO ACCOUNT. It won't be the survivalists doing this, we never believed your hollow reassurances and platitudes all along. IT WILL BE THE PEOPLE THAT TRUSTED YOU. So, officials and reporters remember when someone in Washington DC, your state capital or "corporate headquarters" asks you to lie about Y2K remember it's not his ass he is risking.

-- Ann Fisher (zyax55b@prodigy.com), August 23, 1999


You got that right.

-- Lane Core Jr. (elcore@sgi.net), August 23, 1999.

Yep, Koffinsky real aware of this, he done joked bout it wit sum local dudes, saying They ain't gonna come after us federales, but the pitchforks'll be heading for you locals.

Linkmeister, got the link & exact quote?

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), August 23, 1999.

Hurray for you, Ann! You said it out loud. Will you please consider posting this at least every third day, so that perhaps some of those officials or their lurkers or paid disrupters will be SURE to read it? Thank you!

-- Elaine Seavey (Gods1sheep@aol.com), August 24, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ