Someone once told me the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Unfortunately it is true in today's society as it was when I was told. It is where a vocal minority can hold hostage a discussion. The same is true for the VOTE YES crowd in Ferndale. Small and vocal but yet do not mirror the vast majority of the residents I have spoken with recently.
Here is the reason. Many Ferndale residents do not wish to get into disagreements with their neighbors and friends around the city. The don't want to argue with the person across the street so they keep a quiet vigilance against it. The speak quietly to friends and when they discern they are on the same side, they pass the word.
And I don't blame our residents.
God forbid you should have a differing opinion with the "Squeaky Wheel" crowd. You get shouted down, discredited, ignored, ridiculed, and sometimes silenced by repressive persons.
I speak of this only so you will know you are not alone and that you should not be fooled by the "Squeaky Wheels". Another nice thing about squeaky wheels is that they usually get replaced!
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