“I think all members of councillors have to be careful of alcohol consumption,” Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong said. “Councillors need to show better judgment. We certainly have a lot of things to do, and one of the more important things for all members of council, we have to try and show leadership and we have to lead by example.”
Lead by example? As in, set the standard? Do unto others as you'd have them to unto each other?
But seriously. We elect Joe and Jane Frontporches because we want folk in charge who are just like us, don't we? Surely we don't expect our leaders to be Superman?
We don't see our society as an equation. We've got a mind-set that is anti-systematic. We don't want to be held accountable by society and therefore, elect and support those who equally give the finger to systematic accountability. Until we change this view, we can't but expect more of the same.
It's almost like a cycle, isn't it?