A Rant From A Local Scrantonian!

This came from local Scrantonian  and its so inspiring that I have decided to repost it. I am sure that many Scrantonians feel the same way. The greatest lie that is perpetuated is that the Scranton people cannot do anything to change this city. That is a bold face lie. This city belongs to the people of Scranton. They make it what it is through their hard work and dedication. They even fund the entire government through their tax dollars. If they have a problem with how things are then it is their duty and right to overturn their corrupt government:

“You want your county and city back, the first thing that has to be done is to get the citizens to take their heads out of the their collective asses and stop putting these same old political hacks in charge of the parties. Every politician from county commissioners to row officers and all in between should be tossed out. They are the problem! They cannot or will not bring  new business’ because they are incapable of finding anyone to come here. They are slowing killing the remaining citizens that live here with higher and higher taxes. The unions screw over the people as well. Where, in the name of God, do they think the money will come from. They’ve sold most, if not all public assets. Do we actually have a mayor and/or city council in this city. Where are they, what are they doing. The answer is simple they are not, have not nor will they perform their jobs. The old boy network, once and for all, needs to be publicly executed. They have had their chance for God knows how many generations and look at what they have done to this once great city. They should be ashamed of themselves and their actions over the years. If Scranton is to survive, which looks doubtful, based on current abilities of the local politicians, it will take a new breed, a breath of fresh air, a new beginning to right this ship. If, and only if this happens will Scranton survive and possibly thrive again. The best guess for this to happen would have to be a few to several generations down the road and that’s assuming they kill the old boy network and that they are able to remain here to rebuild. It is possible. It could be done. The start of any journey begins with the first step. Are we, as citizens, strong enough, willing enough and committed to what needs to be done, the proper and right thing to do for all of us. It just takes one of us to step up and as in the movie Network say , ” I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”  Is that person out there, is there someone with ideas and bravery and courage to stand for their convictions for themselves, for all of us. I, for one, certainly hopes so.”


Couldn’t have said it better myself


One thought on “A Rant From A Local Scrantonian!

  1. There are some intriguing points in time in this post but I do’t know if I see all of them center
    to heart. There is some validity but I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further.
    Good post , thanks and we need more! Added to FeedBurner as well.

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