Truthiness In Windsor


Weeks-HeaderBy Howard Weeks

(WINDSOR, ON) – According to Stephen Colbert, truthiness is a “truth” that “feels right,” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. Conservatives seem to use truthiness to great effect portraying things not actually as they are, but rather as their dogmatic mindset would like them to be.

The local paper, in yesterday’s editorial entitled Council must come clean with voters, uses several examples of this Orwellian phenomena.

A, “… 2016 tax freeze has massive support.” How massive is massive? Is the editorial automatically making the assumption that the citizens of Windsor cannot see past their wallets?

The, “… Conservative approach has worked so well for Windsor over the past decade.” Windsor has on-going 10% unemployment, ill planned over budget mega projects, and a looming road levy.

“Every spending issue being considered separately, is the way to endless tax increases.” If you look at things individually, instead of collectively, a different result will occur?

There is a, “… pro spending coalition of councillors.” Six councillors, who voted together one time, on one issue that would have eliminated real jobs, in favour of McJobs, are labelled a pro spending coalition.

It’s, “… well within council’s powers to hold the line on spending.” This is the same council that is throwing away money on an already over budget, and unneeded, new city hall while it spends over three hundred thousand on hiring a sports Czar instead of a money saving Auditor General.

The truly scary thing is that the local paper continues, mostly unchallenged, to spread this baseless propaganda.

Orwell said that if you repeat the same lie often enough, people will believe it. That’s what certain power brokers in this city are counting on.

Why shouldn’t they?

So far, it’s been working for them quite well.

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6 Comments on "Truthiness In Windsor"

  1. We all know that the city has not held the property taxes in Windsor, just look at your utility bill from year to year. The extra money they have collected did not all go for road repairs or sewer replacement. The money is mostly going to keep the money sucking Aquatic Centre running, and the WFCU arena which is loosing over $600,000.00 per year. Now remember fast Eddie fed everyone the B.S. that the WFCU would generate money and run with a profit.

  2. Ian Coffin | 2 December 2015 at 08:26 |

    It is like the snake oil sales man of the old west. Fees go up on every city service
    we are no food. Come out from your wall of smoke and mirrors.

  3. Between council & Enwin they are leaving us 1 option. MOVE TO THE COUNTY. The Star & CKLW are a JOKE

  4. Well said Howard. |And it is not just the lowly windsor star that propagates these outright “lying games” but the rest of the media in this town too. Shameful. I heard CKLW call-in talk show this morning and over and over they propagated the “no tax increases for seven years now” mantra as if eddie or drew boy were writing the script. I half expected eddie munster to call in just to hear himself. This city has become the b-llsh-t capital of the world!

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