There was a time, not that long ago, when individuals of high character were encouraged and welcomed to volunteer for various organizations or activities, without being subjected to ridicule by fringe groups or publicity-seeking attention-grabbers. That’s no longer the case.
Who would have guessed that Naperville mayor Steve Chirico nominating someone (former councilman Kevin Coyne) to serve on the library board, and outstanding Naperville resident Shannon Adcock nominated to serve on the SECA commission (Special Events and Cultural Amenities) would cause 20 people to show-up at a city council meeting and express their displeasure about Chirico’s choices during public forum.
Twenty people out of a city of 144,000 residents is hardly a crowd. I’ve seen more adults on a soccer field watching their 5-year olds trying to kick a soccer ball.
Nearly every naysayer began their 3-minute diatribe against Coyne and Adcock, by expressing their narcissist preferred pronouns, as if that made any difference with the content of their message. It’s probable the only council member impressed with the pronoun announcement was council member Theresa Sullivan, aka, The Pronoun Jockey and Gender Wizzard.
Coyne said he found it rather ironic that those wishing to subvert his nomination along with Adcock’s, are being led by people who express the need for diversity, inclusion, and equity. Coyne continued, “clearly they are not sincere. What they really mean is they want to include people as long as those people only agree with their political ideology”.
It’s interesting that the loudest opposition comes from those with the smallest minds.
And as for my personal, favorite pronouns, they would include ” thou, thee, thy, thine, and of course, ye”.