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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Kerry Fuller Manifesto

Nearly two weeks ago, we received an email request from long time, several generation, Eden-ite, Kerry Fuller. He included a lengthy article, aka manifesto, and asked that we post to our forum.

Knee deep in Powderville issues, we set the document, which must have taken tens, if not hundreds of hours to compose, aside. We recently received an update from our humble neighbor, Kerry, who had made some edits to the manifesto and we felt the time was right to go to press. Kerry pointed out in the email, "Check out a new beginning at the end."

The manifesto is huge and covers a wide range of topics - from the predominant religion and its history, to our infamous President, to Ogden Valley issues, to drugs and alcohol and much, much more.

To keep things manageable, we have broken it up into three bite sized pieces for your reading pleasure and enjoyment. While we don't necessarily agree with all of the content, we did find it an interesting read.

Here it is in its entirety:

Part I
Part II
Part III



Richard Webb said...

I thought the Ogden Valley Utah Forum, focused on important issues germane to the Valley i.e. responsible development, community projects, volunteerism, irresponsible development etc. And, to rally support from ALL Valley residents to speak out and get involoved in key issues. I can go to plenty of anti-Mormon, anti-Bush, anti-Republican, anti just about everything sites on the internet if I choose. Articles such as this can polarize the citizens of our community and weaken our efforts to unite in a common cause. Too bad! I respect Fuller's right to express his opinions and would never suggest otherwise, but lets stay focused and united on what matters most to the residents of Ogden Valley.

Valley said...

We debated internally for nearly two weeks as to how, and even if, the lengthy article should be posted. In the end, we decided it fulfilled the original guidelines we set for the Forum when we started in early 2006 -

"...Users are invited to visit, chat, argue, bicker, promote and co-ordinate political events, post, link and read articles, and whatever else -- so long as they observe a reasonable level of civility and decorum. For those folks new to blogging, consider this blog a cyber "letters-to-editor" venue, with a lot more of a free-wheeling attitude than you'll find in your hometown newspaper...."

In the end, we felt it met those guidelines, although we knew it would create some controversy. And after reading the updated ending, we felt there was some urgency.

Thanks for your valued input and stand by for more of the hot and Juicy Powderville saga.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Richard Webb's comments wholeheartedly. This three part diatribe was mostly a rant, expressing the frustrations many feel, but it didn't really further dialogue nor offer information on some of the important issues facing us in Ogden Valley. We have before us an unconstitutional incorporation, taxes based on evaluations that are not current with today's dropping housing market, and some really good projects that need an informed and helpful public to make them happen.

Kerry said...

Thank You Richard Webb and your Annonymous supporter for your feedback on Remember My Valley. That said I have to say my story is not about opinions, it's about facts and while it may offend or cause anxiety by calling on one to be responsible for all their own actions, action is what you both are looking for in bringing changes to this Valley's growth. One's own growth is the the first monumental step in that direction which is all I'm seeking for myself. That is after all what Remember is all about; being an Individual; not about "anti-anything or everything else". While it may come across as ranting and raving, "diatribe", I have payed my dues by being imprisoned both in jail and psych wards for my cold hard facts which is why I'm on forced medication to try and get me to think otherwise. I hate to be the barer of bad tithings, but if your going to lick'em then you can't very well join'em. Like Thoreau in Civil Disobedience, you might have to spend a night in the slammer yourselves. Near Civil's ending he solemnly states: There will never be a really free and enlightened State, until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. Thank You Valley Forum for giving the downtrodden and weary a voice in all the high and mighty stuff going on up here in Mrs. Newey's Valley. To date, blogging doesn't break my probation and perhaps it is true, the pen is mightier than the sword which entails more than beating around the bush or more bureauacratic red tape.