Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Sale, and the Abuse of Power

Smile with me! A previous release entitled MY SILENT HEART has been picked up for reissue. ANGEL WITH A BACK HOE will come out October 1 with Desert Breeze Publishing. I couldn't be more thrilled. In many ways this was the book I thought might sell first, and it didn't, and I really never got a sense of why. Now it has a chance to fly once more, and I'm smiling.

As far as topic #2: recently a person known to me was abused by an organization I will not name. Now, I don't know both sides of the story, so I cannot know all the facts. But the fallout made my mouth drop. I will say this much and then hold my tongue: no professional organization, or those in power within it, should feel they have the right to intrude on a private conversation, and abuse or blackball the speakers. They have no RIGHT even to weigh in with comment on that conversation, since they were not party to it and cannot know the facts.

The law has a provision called "standing." In our legal system, you must have an interest in an issue, in order to be heard by the court. This interest creates legal "standing", and once you have it -- and only then -- have you the right to be heard.

These people abrogated that right to themselves, and in so doing, and their subsequent actions, violated the trust that leaders must maintain. I must comply with the bylaws of this organization, but in my heart these individuals no longer have my trust. They are leaders in name and not in spirit, and in my heart they will not be trustworthy again, absent a public and sincere apology.

I wish those involved nothing but peace. But God's law is not mine, and I feel there will be justice in His timing and in His fashion.

3 comments:

Janny said...

I'm stepping away from the lightning, myself...

The only question that remains is, when you sell some of the remaining 4,362 story ideas you have, how many more objects we can place in angels' hands!

(ducking)
T1

Deb said...

Oh, I couldn't say. Angels have such bigggg hands--who knows how many interesting objects they might take up?

Idea # 4,363: ANGEL WITH A NERF BAT? Who's to say it won't work?

Lee said...

Abuse of power is sad, but only when people do start to vote with their feet do those in power listen.

Congrats on the sale, another great read!