Disagree Without Being Disagreeable - The Jose Vilson

Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

by Jose Vilson on October 23, 2008

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Remember how in the Time Out NY Mag, I called Mayor Bloomberg out for being on every damn list I’ve read. From TONY’s 41 to Esquire’s 75. No problem. For better or worse, he’s New York City’s mayor and I harbor no hate for his hustle.

However, I’m really not feeling his policies.

I completely disagree with the massive overdevelopment of NYC, the rent hikes, the infiltration of KIPP and charter schools and the corporatization of public schools, and the latest coup de grĂ¢ce, a referendum to keep voters from having any say as to whether he gets to run for a thid term.

But it’s like I’ve said: NYC is Rome. It’s the Empire City in the Empire State, the Capital’s Capital, and now, we have our benevolent dictator. Or even plutocrat. His money’s his muscle so few people have the courage to stand against him when he really only sees NYC as his blue chip and not as a city with actual people living in it. And not all of them have tons of money either.

Yet, and even still, I wouldn’t wish the same fate of Julius Caesar to Bloomberg. I can disagree without being disagreeable. I’m just not so sure some of my other colleagues will be as good-natured.

jose, who’s taking a cooler approach to everything …

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

KissMyBlackAds October 24, 2008 at 8:47 pm

How did he even pull that crap off. Is the city/nation duped. Nixon wanted to something similar with the presidency.

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Jose October 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

He pulled it off with his money. Simple as that.


Jim Clark October 27, 2008 at 6:49 am

There is a saying, “a wise man is slow to anger”.

I kinda like that title: “Disagreeing without being disagreeable”

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Jose October 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm

That’s too true. I never thought about it but the more I do, the more I like it. Who’s it from?


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