The Hezitorial Regarding Governance
Gunshots were not fired. Yonkersites did not flinch. The treasure and concept of freedom under a Democratic framework has been disemboweled from our consciousness. One would imagine it would be a painful ordeal, yet we felt nothing. It was as if we were unaware. Like sheep, we were led to the slaughter house. We were not taken at the point of a gun. We were moved ever so subtly from the yolk of colonial domination to the freedoms of governance “By and For The People”. In incremental steps however, we have been imperceptibly weaned from these freedoms by our abandonment to sustain the freedoms for which we we fought and lost immeasurable treasure of lives, life and limbs.
Societies experiment to find governance that serves some more than for others. America valiantly fought and endured the challenges of 243 years, engaging, evolving, and involving more and more of its people with freedoms they should have had when our original thirteen colonies gained our freedom from the English Crown. Concepts of economy fortified and enslaved some of our people and denied women and people of color the right to vote. Yet the fervor to right that which was blatantly espoused in words was not the American reality to which signatures were affixed on parchment. Yet men and women of conscience endured and evolved a nation more akin to its lofty prognostications. We were however on the right track, or so it seemed.
Concepts toward greater inclusion and opportunity were being espoused, as fewer and fewer people relinquished their responsibility to stay engaged in its governance. Tell tale signs suggest that the nation is slowly losing the rights and freedoms for which it fought so valiantly over two centuries ago.
We now find that Yonkers, New York, is the Petri dish that has grown into a state of dysfunction and commensurate illegality to sustain its capacity to control political outcome for personal gain, no longer saddled by conforming to standards of law. Yonkersites’ fear of retribution has become its very quiescence to losing whatever rights it may have believed it once held, but has now totally lost. This telling may be the last hope to correct the atrocities and connivance that has taken and continues to be sustained by our collective ignorance which includes both you and I.
We have collectively been moved along a continuum that has transformed the once sacrosanct freedoms of governance afforded America and more of its people to now be bereft of its soul and freedoms.
What follows in coming days will be the telling of the travesty that has befallen the City of Yonkers; it is so complex in its audaciousness and temerity it will take days to reveal it all.