A few hours ago they found the little kidnapped boy in Pakistan
. The world knows this morning.
A politician in self exile, has set up a personal blog room with real people contributing from across the world to hang Jerseys dirty washing out for all to see with a counter at the bottom of the page telling us that there are 277,039 unique users.
The power of electronic message sending ( and debate ) confronts little papers like the JEP or little Radio stations like BBC Jersey, forcing them to work harder and get to the real facts. although what they print and broadcast will be still be accepted by local people who have not got access to the new world, but that is changing more quickly than they would like.
One man on a small second rate stage, gives his performance, but look at the viewing figure almost 140 million people. A fact, please click the link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg
It occurred to me that there are alarming problems in the management of Jersey's administration and Government at this juncture, but what has caused them ?
To be fair there are always going to be those good at their work and those that are not. There are always going to be for and against different policies for Jersey. So nothing new here either.
The problems have bubbled to the surface because we the public have far more information and can ask deep questions about how our valuable tax money is spent why was ash dumped there etc. etc. etc. It is our right after all, and we are no longer asking for transparent Government we are demanding it.
Jersey in Peril.http://www.axiomci.com/sos/index.html
The politicians resisting this massive change of public scrutiny are tripping themselves up. Worse they truly underestimate the collective intelligence and knowledge of people, and are drowning in their own excuses. The expression two heads are better than one is no longer adequate. Lets try thousands all able to access the facts, ask questions and all able to voice their opinion.
Empowered……………………………. secretive Governments worst nightmare.
The genie is out of the bottle and it's called the internet. This has given access to wider information on a scale never seen or allowed before.
It's catching on fast. Have you noticed that on the local media comments section at the bottom of the news story more ordinary people are making their views clear. I even read one from Bridget of the BBC. Fair play to you my dear.
The point is I was wrong. I thought it would be a senior civil servant with a gift for writing and a very big intellect that pens his memoirs at the end of his life. It would be about inside the good and very bad government decisions and corrupt goings on which may embarrass some of those that wish to be titled Sir and politicians who were thought to be good but in fact are rotten to the core.
The book I hope will be worthless because the microscope of accountability of today, will force through better Government. If Jerseys Government accept this fact then honesty, integrity and accountability will also have no place to hide, rising to the surface, and make Jersey once again a wonderful place to live, fully supported by the majority of a knowledgeable population that live on the island.