This is just so maddening: OD's View: We-need-to-work-on-improving-our-self-esteem
NO, WE DON'T!
There are many of us who see the good in Utica, promote it, and help Utica in whatever way we can. But we are realists. We are not going to pretend there are no problems.... Ignoring problems is a sure fire way of keeping them from ever being solved.
AND WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.
But silence is clearly what the O D wants of us if we cannot support the vision of the Editorial Board and the regional power structure that it supports.
The problem is not the people who are complaining. Rather, it is an arrogant regional elite who think they are smarter than everyone else, think only of themselves rather than the people they supposedly serve, and refuse to acknowledge the failure of their policies; and an Observer-Dispatch that lets them get away with it.