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Portland Indymedia Censored (english)
20 Jan 2003
A new spin on events
During the past year the Portland Indymedia site has become a study in censoring moderate views. Why is that? While multiple postings of extreme right rants are common, responses of mellow or moderates are frequently loss. Don’t say ‘hidden’. Hidden in an open publishing environment is the same as lost. Extreme right rants will always be a crowd pleaser in stoking the pangs of plebian politics. Indy media world wide is working fine. But there is, in the city that gave us March Nazis in the nineties, fragmentation of the left that appears so effective one is well to ask if it has been engineered by those who always gain by infighting of the left. Portland Paranoia Recycling Center (the other PPRC) needs to lighten up. Anyone without jailhouse tats, body pricing, or showing original equipment for hair is not necessary an FBI agent. More than a few people have noticed the self-importance value of some ‘organizers’ who treat newcomers as Police informants. Hey you’re not that effective.
The largest turn out in Portland’s history, Jan. 18, 2003, was a study in diversity. Class diversity. Hey we all need someone constantly pointing out the bright future by eliminating the Classes. Of the 25,000+ people the main body was main stream. If you want to stop a war it will take a broad approach, like a democratic act. Please what is the purpose of Posts calling for an end to civilization (post-cultivation) if you are using the internet? Isn’t that like a phone campaign to stop telecommunications? Or bombs for peace. Elitism in communication has its place it is called Corporate Media.
While any site is to be praised for publishing statements like, “Oooooo. "xxx" got all MAD! Such a deal. Like, he hopes (his word, "hopes", duh) something about "soldiers" beating you up, or some such bullshit. I've got news for "xxx". You ARE soldiers! "Official" soldiers at the recruiting station just wear soldier suits & push papers, into the faces of youth, who need a job, & the only one available is the army, & who've been lied to by a fascist government about so-called "patriotism". You ARE the soldiers, Radicals. Just be cautious. Fascists are vicious”. (Randomly picked from today’s news) Who doesn’t like a good cat fight? But it is time to let the formaldehyde evaporate from Lenin.
Today on the holiday of MLK, Jr. PDX Indy has been blocking stories against Violence at the Demo. On the right AFV means Armored Fighting Vehicle to the Left it should mean Assholes for Violence. Stories already published are removed and shown as NO STORY YET.
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