Reader says residents will have to practically beg forgiveness for failing to appreciate the supernatural degree of wisdom of our elected officials
These ‘civility roundtables’ are exclusively taking place in the confines of the Village of Ridgewood. Discussions occurring during these ‘civility roundtables’ are clearly directed to the proper manner in which Ridgewood residents who have yet to be intimidated into silence will be allowed to express themselves or otherwise comport themselves at a public microphone during a public meeting when dissenting from the next fruitcake scheme the three amigos cook up. Once the ‘civility roundtable’ meetings have managed to aggressively purge themselves of all political dissenters, or bored them so thoroughly that their political opponents stop attending the meetings to preserve their personal sanity, the meetings will move on to discuss more substantive public issues.
All of this constitutes public business and can be legitimately called out as such, Bernie-esque, so long as three or more members of the Ridgewood Village Council are present and are actively engaged in the meeting.
Just wait until the future public meeting of the VC when a disgruntled Ridgewood resident makes the mistake of violating one or another ‘unofficial’ rule of decorum solemnly laid down by one of these self-appointed local roundtables populated by politically progressive tut-tutting busibodies. Mark my words, that resident will be treated to a harsh and demeaning earful from one of the three amigos disgusted and frustrated at having to deal with yet another untutored rube, unhip to the “new normal”, in accordance with which we are to verbally kiss the tucchus of our elected officials and practically beg forgiveness for failing to appreciate their supernatural degree of wisdom before daring to explain how or why we disagree with them.