When the box is opened – remember who was in charge!


From the chair – Power is a drug. Like most drugs it’s also addictive, invariably linked with denial and highly toxic. In the very near future in Buncombe County we’re going to have a front-row seat to powerful people crashing into their addiction.

This outcome is not a cause for celebration. Good people don’t delight in tragedy, waste and destruction. What we do want to do is learn from the experience.

There’s lots to absorb from the drama we might be tempted to call The Wanda Green Story. In truth this this is a conspiracy tale, not a biography.

Have you noticed how so many of Buncombe’s usually collegial staff and political players have – excepting soundbites of denial – clammed up? One is reminded of a flock of chickens attempting to avoid the attention of the cook with the hatchet.

Such silence is especially uncharacteristic for the normally ready and willing public figures who’ve been running Buncombe County for decades. Of whom do with speak – why of course it’s the central players of the Democratic Party. You know, the folks currently being micro-managed by Asheville’s progressive-liberal-socialist movement.

When the lid comes off the investigator’s box of information, expect to see some very familiar names who’ve ridden Buncombe’s Democratic dominance into the ground. In that mix there’s a possibility of an elephant gone rogue, but the herd will reliably be donkeys dressed in blue.

Why does that matter? Because Buncombe County residents have too long naively accepted the smiling assurances and something for nothing promises of the dominant party. It’s important to remember that Democrats have been in control of County governance longer than most can remember and that power monopoly has precipitated this conspiracy of abuse.

Please also note the culpability of our mainstream media outlets. They’ve spent so much time bashing conservatives and painting happy faces on the left’s agenda that sincere investigative political reporting has all but disappeared. The power abuse signals have been visible for years and all our local daily has managed is to ignore those flags and mock those attempting to turn on the lights.

Worse, they haven’t learned. Asheville’s perpetual 7-0 progressive-liberal-socialist lock is challenged with the frequency of a solar eclipse. Balance is apparently a concern to our community’s liberal advocacy journalists only when their side is not in control.

A box of woe is about to open on some powerful people who’ve been lost in their denial. When it all goes down, will the left’s ‘anti-everything but what we want’ activists be prying off plaques honoring those who participated in the ruse?

When the truth comes out, please remember this isn’t The Wanda Green story – it’s A Donkey’s Tale


Conserve [v. kuh n-surv] To use or manage wisely; preserve; save

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