So history records Marie Antoinette’s comment (one of her last I suspect) when told that her subjects were starving.
Which brings me to the current “leadership” at our beloved Radio Amateurs of Canada. When asked here and elsewhere what happened to our last volunteer regulatory affairs officer we were told by two highly placed members of the reigning polit bureau that the gentleman in question had been fired and “what more did we need to know?”
I have a sense of what East Germany must have been like during the Cold War or mainland China during the Great Leap Forward.
Well assuming Bill Gade was “fired” for cause, I for one would like to know the reason we took this draconian step to remedy a problem that no one seems prepared to discuss.
It’s sort of like being told we should eat cake isn’t it?
What if Bill wasn’t dismissed for cause? What then? And what if he was? What was it? Could we not have found a better way to deal with what appears to be at the least a difference of opinion and at worst something that warrants further investigation?
We no longer are governed based on the divine right of kings? Or are we?
Ever since I was blown off by the two lesser lights whose arrogant statement (and trust me this was a statement and not posed as a question suggesting perhaps I was a bit dim just for asking) of what more did I need to know about the dismissal of one of our own, a volunteer trying to serve his Amateur Radio community, someone just like you and I, the whole situation has bothered me no end.
And the brain-trust at RAC, such as it is, wonders why no one is volunteering to assume the growing number of vacancies that exist on our board and executive. I’d liken volunteering for a position with RAC to be akin to being a rower on a Roman galley. You’re whipped into obedience, chained to a hard wooden seat, kept below decks with no idea of where you’re going or why.
What would Winston Smith say? (Look it up.)
Are we having fun yet? Well at least a slave rower could say they got a free trip out of the experience.
What are we getting out of RAC?
Seems a lot of folks are getting pretty fed up with results.