Skip to comments.Socialists (at Portland State) shut down meeting rather than have the discussion recorded
Posted on 06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT by Renfield
These are the sorts of folks Im talking about when I say that the hipster fascists are the enemy of an open sourced society. Of course it is probably fair to say that not one person in this meeting room would identify themselves as a fascist. In fact as this was a gathering of American socialists they would likely jump up and down swearing that they werent fascists and that in fact they fought fascism and everything fascism stands for. Well clearly, just watch their open minds at work in the video.
It has been my experience that many folks who fear a free press, who fear being recorded, fear it for a reason. If a meeting is public, in a public space, it is fair game. If a meeting is in someones living room it is not. This meeting happened in a public space.
But instead of carrying on, as one would do in a free society, these folks feared that what they had to say might get out. As such they shut down the whole meeting. Seems an odd disposition for people who presumably believe in grass roots worker solidarity. Just imagine how fun theyd be if they actually ran anything.
Cameras have limits. There are places where cameras should not go. But thank God cameras are as ubiquitous as they are. They do have the tendency to keep people honest. Looks like that was the case here.
Works with cops too.
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This is actually rather funny, in that those Socialists take themselves seriously. Some of you will laugh yourselves silly at the ending of this video.
” But thank God cameras are as ubiquitous as they are. They do have the tendency to keep people honest.”
I might agree, if there weren’t so many ways to lie with video. The most common being selective editing.
When I grew up, “Socialist” = “Communist” and that meant mass murder, concentration camps, police state, no democracy, no freedom, death and poverty for all....except the murderous Apparatchiks at the top.
What’s different? Not them. They are all still the same.
What changed is we now don’t associate the same evil with them that the word “Nazi” used to evoke.
But they are still evil, and nothing about them has changed.
The same could be said about audio and even more so with print. The beauty with video, you can tell when it is edited and there is no shortage of professionals to validate. Its much more easy with audio and print... Well... Print is hearsay.
Liberals are like the idiots at Jonestown. They’ll follow any democrat anywhere they’re led.
I remember back in the 90s when some of us were fond of warning people about the Democratic Socialists of America and their domination of the Democrat party.
I also being called a Bircher loon.
My...how times change.
Sort of like having to vote Republicans “no matter what”
Hmmm...almost like it was promoted by libs themselves.
Both links played the video for me.
look for more of the same...these people don't want liberty and openess and freedome and diversity....they want their opinions to reign over everyone else's...
Works fine for me
Socialist governments are inevitably fascistic in their means and methods of governance — it’s just the nature of the beast.
One disgusting bunch of vermin!
In 1965, I was at a Birch Society meeting when someone asked what the assessment of MLK was by the Society.
The guy very carefully said that it appeared he was not an out and out Communist, but "pink".
This was Heresy at the time if you recall. MLK was on his way to Sainthood. Calling him a pinko could get you a bad label.
But it turns out that was Dead On. Among other major faults of the guy.
I never forgot that. I was a kid, my parents had taken me, over time I never had any exposure after about 1968.
But they were right. And they said the same thing about the supposedly touchy-feely friendly "Socialists". Just the same hard line, frozen faced Bolshevik Thugs, hiding behind a happy mask.
Never Forget that.
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Oh I don’t forget. The Birchers got a lot, though not all, right. I don’t think they were nuts. But many did and thus used it against me.
That's a big 10-4 good buddy. I've stopped blaming stuff like this on solar flares. I've moved on to lunar flares, lol.
Wow. That is... Scary. Nothing I couldn’t handle though. Fat boy would drop like a sack of taters.
Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats.
-- P.J. ORourke
fascism is just a train stop on the way to full-blown socialism. it just depends when people want to stop hiding what they’re really doing.
I closed my eyes at that thought and became unusually serene...
Video journalism at its best! I love young people with courage. And brains.
In California (believe it or not) we have what is known as the Brown Act, and meeting in someone's living room is most definitely a criminal act.
Definitely not OK.
As for public meetings, unless it is an executive session discussing public employee bargaining, or pending suits, etc., it must be a public meeting.
I would record a public meeting no problem. Miniature sensitive recorders are widely available, now.
Kudos to the Filmmaker!
We shouldn’t laugh. Each one of these people would put you in an oven without any remorse or hesitation.
Yep. I'm pinging the fellow who convinced me of that at an FR meet some years ago.
He’s right. I live in Cook County and every time I cut spending or reduce taxes or pay off bonds there’s a group that would like to put me in an oven. I’m not kidding. They’re true believers and would do anything for the cause.
That’s for governmental entities. This is not a governmental entity, it’s a club at a university. They chose to make it a public event when they decided to use the university’s space and announcements to publicize it, but they could have held a meeting at a private location, not being a governmental entity.