THE VOICE OF 4100
To leave or not to leave? 2016/05/24.
Lately I have been giving much thought to leaving the “Voice of 4100”. I am discontented and somewhat frustrated with the format yet I have no idea how to fix it. I have no complaints about the other members or at least I didn’t until to-days’ meeting when one member showed an attitude I never considered. This individual went on a Bigoted, Racist, verbal rampage. I will be honest and say that incident has merely added further food for thought. To say the least, I do not like bigots and racists.
At this weeks meeting I announced that the May 31st meeting, would be my last. After some comments and discussion, I said that I would think more on it and give my answer then. As it stands right now I am ambivalent as to leaving or staying. So like Hamlet I am in a quandary “To Leave or Not to Leave” there in lies the rub. The basic premise behind “The Voice” is sound but it seems to me that we are floundering with little or no clue on how to fix it.
I started this on the 24th shortly after the meeting and it is now the 26th and I am still leaning heavily on the leaving side of my quandary. Perhaps the proverbial straw was the disgusting rant by that other member. There is also the fact that I was the only one, other than one other who kept saying no, no, who spoke out on the subject and called the individual what they were, a racist and a bigot. As I am 90% sure that I am leaving the group on the 31st it will no longer be my concern but that individual should be censured and asked to leave. There should be and must be “ZERO TOLERANCE” on attitudes like that.