“Hope is stronger than fear. Fear does not work when there is hope.” — Catching Fire
“…you’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.” — Catching Fire
I’ve held on to these for some time, but I think it’s time to let them go. I’ve made mention of these letters and their content, but now you can read them for yourselves. It’s my understanding that the Sheriff has been sending her minions out in attempts to incite fear and send people scuttling back to their dark corners in submission. That she has repeatedly pointed the finger at the DSA and accused them of being “the problem” here.
I’m going to be blunt. The only problem with the DSA is from her perspective and it’s that the DSA is finally stepping up and is done with the pandering to her empty promises and the attempts to influence individuals on the DSA board to her goals rather than those of the body. The promises she needed to make in her last election were to the body of the DSA. She made the promises and failed in keeping a number of them.
In her fear and loathing as the DSA and CPOA moved to act on the next election, she sent the below letters to each of them. Filled with veiled threats and outright demands, she attempted to bring two unions to heel, two unions who haven’t dared to stand up to her. Until now.
That is the ONLY problem the DSA presents, and I ask you to remember that.
Our nation’s motto is “United we stand, divided we fall.” This is true in any organization or team. We work together or we lose. We are a team or we are not. We work towards a planned and accepted goal — getting Kevin Jensen elected — or we don’t.
I did not get these from a DSA board member, let me make that perfectly clear. The argument will surely be that the DSA is trying to discredit her… I ask you, if she was afraid such letters would discredit her or put her in poor light, whose bad decision was it to send them then?
These letters are a desperate attempt at manipulation and a hard-core attempt to drive the point home that she has wealthy backers and politicos who are tied in with promises who will continue to support her, even in the face of widespread dissatisfaction among her workers.
Elections unfortunately are about money… and I am here trying to explain to you, that you have an opportunity here, but you’re going to have to be brave enough to step up and give Kevin Jensen a fighting chance against a dug-in political entity who has no intention of going down without an ugly fight. She made clear she’s happy to “get into the dirt” in the last election. Don’t kid yourself that it won’t be the same this time around.
And if we allow fear to win, I’m sure the repercussions won’t be petty fits about what t-shirt you can wear or a ridiculous “inclement weather uniform” policy that would confuse a kindergartener with its intentional obtuseness. Even when “77% of the DSA endorsed” her, as she points out, she was vindictive and petty.
When does it become worth stepping up and donating to Kevin Jensen to you? Are you going to let fear win out over hope? Remember, if each member of the DSA and CPOA, sans the 12, donated $99, not a name would she be able to get and our candidate, Kevin Jensen, would have the beginnings of a war chest worthy of battle. What are you waiting for? More of the same for another 4 years?