Mmmmm, Flies. Yummy Flies. Oh, wait, bad analogy.
In his August 28, 'o5 Tribune Viewpoint ("Los Osos these days looks a lot like 'Lord of the Flies'"), Morro Bay resident, Jeff Wheelright, alas, has the viewpoint exactly backwards. The several thousand people who signed the recall petitions were behaving like adults, not out of control, murderous children in need of a Hobbsian Controlling Authority. As adults, they had repeatedly requested from the Big Daddy CSD a voice in what kind of sewer system they were being required to "buy." That request was repeatedly denied. Instead, they were told, like good children everywhere, that Daddy knew best and they needed to shut up and sit down and eat what Daddy fed them without complaint or question.
Children usually do sit down and shut up. Adults go sign recall petitions. So, it's not "Lord of the Flies" at all. Just a whole lot of grown up bears asking the community to finally account for itself. Like adults.