One of my more vitriolic critics (and it seems I have more than a few critics some more irrational than others) was suggesting to cohorts that I had some kind of an agenda when it comes to our highly dysfunctional and ineffective national organization.
I mean really…me! An agenda! Me?
Well of course I have an agenda. I want a better functioning, more open national representative for our amazing hobby. (This is the short list. A longer list of dreams contributing to a better future for RAC is available.)
Perhaps this wish is too shocking for some to grasp
Anyone shocked I have an agenda when it comes to RAC has to believe Elvis is still alive. (Hope I haven’t shattered too many delusions.)
You see I don’t hold any exalted office or title in RAC (I was VP of PR for awhile but after many months of growing frustration and concern I quit as a matter of conscious).
I’m not a special anything nor do I wish high office or garner followers or win the favors of devotees. The love of a good dog would be welcome but might be more than I deserve.
No I am the least among many but do proudly call myself that most humble of all titles: It’s called “member”.
As a member I seek ways to contribute and share thoughts to build a better future for us all. But instead of finding opportunities, I discover that others, no doubt wiser and more dedicated, have come before me and find fault with my motivation.
You see, it seems that the work of association building is already done. The instruction manuals have all been written. The processes are in place. Now if I would just shut up and cooperate we could all just get along and move forward into some pre-determined more perfect world.
Only problem is this type of agenda is so 1984. (Young people go to your local public library and go to the fiction section and search for an Englishman named Orwell. This should scare the crap out of you.)
It goes like this: Just do as your told and we will all get along just fine.
Kinda reminds me of the phrase “work will set you free”. Chilling to say the least.