“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”
The quote comes the classic film The Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz tells the story of Dorothy (and her dog Toto) who is magically transported to the Land of Oz. Now, stuck in the Land of Oz she is advised to see the Wizard of Oz as he may know of a way to send her home. Speaking to the Wizard, who looks like a giant floating head, the floating head is exposed as just an illusion created by a middle-aged man hiding behind the curtain, who is the “real” Wizard. He attempts to distract them by asking them to ignore the man, saying “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” (View https://youtu.be/YWyCCJ6B2WE).
The ”Wizards of HOA-Land” are none other than the HOA boards of directors (BOD) who provide illusions of happiness, approval, and support by the majority of their members. The BODs use propaganda statements — disinformation consisting of false, misleading, and half-truths — videos, photos, testimonials, and coercion applied to non-believers in their message.
Speaking specifically in regard to my “Mgmt Case Study #1” subject, Arizona’s SCG, as a result of the BOD’s arrogance, its defensive posture using propaganda to create illusions of proper and righteous conduct, its silence on the crucial issues, and its continued violations of black-letter statutes and the governing documents, I’ve managed to pull away the “curtain” and expose the Wizards in action. The BOD’s response has been, in effect: Pay no attention to these criticisms and just believe in how we’ve made you all content with SCG.
The SCG BOD election mockery
(In general, the legislators, the media, the HOA BODs and members need to step back and see the ugly forest through the trees — the claimed “isolated” incidents.)
And so the BOD, with some 30% of the votes already cast, continues to urge the members to vote. Why? Under SCG’s election procedure the winners are from the top 4 vote counts, and with more than 10% voting to avoid any quorum issues, why bother? Would it really make a difference among 7 shades of gray candidates who, as I’ve pointed out elsewhere, have been carefully selected and controlled by the BOD with the result, no matter who won, of more of the same policies, attitudes, decisions, culture as before. The independent voices of the members have been denied.
A Committee for the Betterment of Sun City Grand (CBSCG) is becoming a necessity for any hope of restoring member fundamental rights and freedoms. The members must act!