Saturday, March 04, 2006
Change of the Guard
Two days since the election results became official, the UNITE Party remains in a comatose state. Its website remains devoid of any updates, its facebook hasn't changed, according to my sources the party has not been seen doing anything on Turlington and while a few notable members have taken it upon themsevles to show solidarity w/ Lola via facebook profile pics, it seems the once mighty UNITE has all but died.
The current leadership of the UNITE Party should be highly scrutinized during these most trying times. With the money, manpower, the support, and an entire week's worth of time, if they abandon Lola....the newly elected UNITE senators and the general UNITE Party supporters should ask themselves if these leaders really should be their leaders. These are very special times, because Lola does have a strong chance of winning (not that I'm rooting either way), but it seems the UNITE Party callin it quits even though there is one more battle to be fought.
Regardless of what happens, I believe the current leaders of UNITE and newly elected radical independents like Gavin Baker will not be holding hands for long. Baker, unlike mainstream bureaucrats like Cullin, Bacon, & Roberts will not likely stand for system' abuses of the students interests, will not likely vote for SG subsizing FBK-events without raising some questions, will not merely vote yay to a motion that seems will pass no matter what....I suspect Gavin Baker will emerge another independent hawk like myself, only he will have the liking of many more people and he will truly master the art of tact.
You go over to Gatorpedia and you look up Argento or Kerns....you compare their entries to mine...I didn't write that and very few people have matched what I've done. Whether I was starving for five days for migrant workers, leading up human rights rallies at Univ. & 13th, or organizing multi-org discussions I was always at work on various eccentric but important projects in and around campus....but Gavin Baker, I suspect, will be able to carry out many of the same things I did but with a great, great deal of success.
These people that I have been harassed for attacking, that I have endured unspeakable acts of malice to bring to the public eye are not concerned with the students, because if they were, they'd be fighting for Lola and they'd have concrete plans for the senators. When Impact won, I sat with Sharpless, Bacon, and a few others for a few meetings and I was saddened to see the lack of direction...down the road you'd see the Impact senators ride the Gator wave....I hope the Red Senators break with the norm.
I say it's time Cullin, Roberts, Bacon & Co. take a break and a new brand of GDI's like Gavin Baker take over the party and actually do something! Soon I'll start further analyzing both Ryan & Lola and give my endorsement....but at least the SWAMP folks are tabling, where the hell is UNITE? If by Monday night UNITE doesn't table, then I believe it's time for the GDI's in that party to take drastic action, organize amongst themselves, get on the phones, get with Lola and help that poor girl out.....SHE MADE IT TO RUNOFF....SHE'S UNITE.....SHE'S YOUR PARTY MATE.....TICK...TOCK.
And I'm sorry to say this, but throughout the elections I had to point out a lot of stuff about UNITE, basic stuff, which is why I really believe that students like Gavin Baker thar are independents from the heart and not the resume, should be in charge. I'm not put this good kid in harm's way by propping him up like this, but I think it's on everyone's mind and it needs to be said. The current Indie leadership is crap, it's old, its ineffective, its dirty, and it needs to go.