Re: Hatfield and McCoy's on Astor Place!
Posted by dr_nick_riviera on 2018/8/8 10:52:18
I am not at all privy to the intimate details of this situation, but here is the part that surprised me most: as I am reading the article, none of it came across as hard to believe. I can 100% see some of old timer feeling slighted over an "interloper" wanting to take a more active role in the local NA, and I can see this escalating to the point of being silly/ridiculous.
The truth is that there are a lot of tensions at the local NAs between old timers and recent arrivals. Most of the stuff plays out in the form of whispering and gossiping behind people's back and subtle, passive aggressive actions. A true shame, really.
The VVPA hasn't bothered to post meeting minutes in months and is keeping the community in the dark about it's actions. They've become even more militant and adept at squelching dissent to the point where even Donald Trump would be envious. I'll repeat, these are very flawed and undemocratic organizations in need of serious reform. They should not have the outsize influence on policy that they do.
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