Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Wise Men Brought Gifts, Not a Pink Slip

It was ironic that the notice of termination from Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs to City Administrator Bibi Taylor was served exactly one month prior to the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who spent most of his life fighting for peace and justice for all. It is also worthy to note that the termination was to take effect on the date that a new King was born, the Prince of Peace.

Thus the decision of my colleagues last night proved, in the words of Dr. King, that no lie can live forever, and that truth crushed to earth will rise again. King also said that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

I believe that justice was served last night and that the best interest of Plainfield was weighed in the balance and preserved. I applaud my colleagues, members of the public, and everyone who had a hand in turning a wrong on its head so that justice could stand erect and be dispensed for all of to see.

The unanimous vote of the council to reverse Mayor Robinson-Briggs’s ill-informed decision again evokes Dr. King's admonition that "...injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." It also reminds those who have faith and believe that the King who was born on Christmas day was the Prince of Peace, not Ebenezer Scrooge, and that the wise men brought gifts, not a pink slip.




Anonymous said...

After what you helped cover up in your ward in 2009 . . . you should be ashamed to quote Dr. King!
The chickens are coming home to roost . . . very soon!

Anonymous said...

This is a poorly written blog Adrian.

Bitter never bodes well, especially since your title and context reference Christian themes.

In short, this sounds hypocritical of a Christian lifestyle, and the fact that you indeed posted this is very, very shameful.

Please, from a Christian to another, remove this, otherwise your message of hypocrisy will continue to give us Christians a very bad name, which the world already stains daily.

~A Supporter

Anonymous said...

Truth? Then tell us what the rationale behind the pink slip was. Everyone, from the Mayor and her cabinet, along with the City Council, believes in secrecy like Plainfield City government is some sort of private club. You're all going to have to spend some time actually getting something done instead of trying to make political hay while things are slowly dismantled.