• http://twitter.com/calistan *.*

    While this situation is disagreeable, would it kill Disinfo to at the least try and present the response from Congressman Lewis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XCLBNkBvL0

    Or maybe add some context to the video?

    • Redacted

      Context distorts propaganda.

    • Simiantongue

      New to Disinformation? They provide the article and thread. We provide the perspective and context. Thanks for the link too.

  • http://twitter.com/calistan *.*

    While this situation is disagreeable, would it kill Disinfo to at the least try and present the response from Congressman Lewis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XCLBNkBvL0

    Or maybe add some context to the video?

  • Elmyr23

    That was horrible, jazz hands. If i had shown up we would have seen a lot more mic checks i think.

  • Elmyr23

    That was horrible, jazz hands. If i had shown up we would have seen a lot more mic checks i think.

  • younkint

    While I personally would have welcomed Lewis as a speaker, OWS is very aware that massive attempts are being made to both marginalize and co-opt the movement.  I must applaud them for refusing to be used – even if Lewis likely would not have done so.  Doubtless, many in the crowd had no idea who Lewis is – after all, he’s older than most of their grandfathers.

    Lewis was most gracious and understanding in comments made afterwards (which can be easily found on youtube).

  • Anonymous

    While I personally would have welcomed Lewis as a speaker, OWS is very aware that massive attempts are being made to both marginalize and co-opt the movement.  I must applaud them for refusing to be used – even if Lewis likely would not have done so.  Doubtless, many in the crowd had no idea who Lewis is – after all, he’s older than most of their grandfathers.

    Lewis was most gracious and understanding in comments made afterwards (which can be easily found on youtube).

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    You’ve got to be kidding me

    “He isn’t better so he can’t speak” No. he is DIFFERENT so he SHOULD speak.

    Fucking hell! He is a different perspective than the mental masturbation that is currently present in their all holy “agenda”. If you want to be democratic you have to let different perspectives in. Otherwise you are an arbitrarily “new” fundamentalist sect.

    If it was democratic you would let the new perspective in, let it churn in people’s minds, then use your newly decided democratic methods of shouting in tandem to have a conversation with the man.Do we really want any government to look like this?”The argument against censorship is clear: no government official should be permitted to dictate what ideas or beliefs we are entitled to hear or believe. Both good and evil should be averted by more speech and not enforced silence.”-Authority Zero: PCH-82

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    You’ve got to be kidding me

    “He isn’t better so he can’t speak” No. he is DIFFERENT so he SHOULD speak.

    Fucking hell! He is a different perspective than the mental masturbation that is currently present in their all holy “agenda”. If you want to be democratic you have to let different perspectives in. Otherwise you are an arbitrarily “new” fundamentalist sect.

    If it was democratic you would let the new perspective in, let it churn in people’s minds, then use your newly decided democratic methods of shouting in tandem to have a conversation with the man.Do we really want any government to look like this?

    “Freedom of speech and freedom of press; the right to speak his mind is close to the heart of every American, the constitution prohibits most forms of censorship over the press and speechmakers. The argument against censorship is clear: no government official should be permitted to dictate what ideas or beliefs we are entitled to hear or believe. Both good and evil should be averted by more speech and not enforced silence.”
    -Authority Zero: PCH-82

  • Dane Collins

    This is the Fox News narrative – that they prevented him from speaking.  He was perfectly understanding, he just didn’t have time. There’s no controversy here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danecollins Danny Collins

    This is the Fox News narrative – that they prevented him from speaking.  He was perfectly understanding, he just didn’t have time. There’s no controversy here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAWJ4BBSPWGE47Q56RRMU53KIE Christopherk

    Now if only that piece of shit Michael Moore would shut his fat money mongering mouth

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAWJ4BBSPWGE47Q56RRMU53KIE Christopherk

    Now if only that piece of shit Michael Moore would shut his fat money mongering mouth

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533094502 Max Schneider

      [citation-needed]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533094502 Max Schneider

    [citation-needed]

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I’ve seen the “repeat everything I say” technique used before.

  • Redacted

    Interesting. I’ve seen the “repeat everything I say” technique used before.

  • Anonymous

    Context distorts propaganda.

  • Simiantongue

    New to Disinformation? They provide the article and thread. We provide the perspective and context. Thanks for the link too.

  • Anonymous

    In a crowd like this “Occupy” rally, Cong. John Lewis, gets the hostile guest status. He does, after all, work for the “man” and all… “civil rights hero” or not. I can kind of understand there thinking, sorta. They don’t want to be politically hijacked like the tea party was by people like Beck, Palin etc. If he speaks there, it makes a statement aside from what Lewis might have said. The effect is that Lewis becomes more closely associated with Occupy. It’s a question to ponder whether that would be a good thing or not. The “cloud” apparently didn’t think so…

    At this little Occupy rally, when the “cloud” votes you silent, just go on You-tube….. 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    In a crowd like this “Occupy” rally, Cong. John Lewis, gets the hostile guest status. He does, after all, work for the “man” and all… “civil rights hero” or not. I can kind of understand there thinking, sorta. They don’t want to be politically hijacked like the tea party was by people like Beck, Palin etc. If he speaks there, it makes a statement aside from what Lewis might have said. The effect is that Lewis becomes more closely associated with Occupy. It’s a question to ponder whether that would be a good thing or not. The “cloud” apparently didn’t think so…

    At this little Occupy rally, when the “cloud” votes you silent, just go on You-tube….. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773433966 Rus Archer

    goodness gracious
    thank god my brain/body doesn’t function by consensus
    i’d be a corpse

    all that arguing, the dude could’ve talked and left and they could all decide what they thought about it afterwards
    sheeshi definitely do NOT one these nerds running my show

  • Rus Archer

    goodness gracious
    thank god my brain/body doesn’t function by consensus
    i’d be a corpse

    all that arguing, the dude could’ve talked and left and they could all decide what they thought about it afterwards
    sheeshi definitely do NOT one these nerds running my show

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