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Protesting the Protesters

Apparently the Pacifica Forum protesters discussed a rumor that the Oregon Commentator would, “Send 30 or 40 people to protest our protest of the Pacifica Forum.” Looks like they were wrong.

Apathy is a human right.

  1. Old Senator says:

    Thanks, that is a big help.

  2. Hedi D Klein says:

    Old Senator – ‘I was not able to find their website’ –

  3. nike urbanism duk says:

    I am sure this will generate community support for the UO plans to tear down historic Agate Hall. Is UO trying to push NAZI culture into Fairmount neighborhood ? Seems pretty N.I.M.B.Y.

  4. Old Senator says:

    Is this decision effective immediately? I wanted to go to their meeting today to see what the excitement was about. I am disappointed that I was not able to find their website to see some of their articles and basically, check things out for myself.

    It is indeed unfortunate that this issue is exceptionally one-sided. Now, I’m not saying that this group of people are not in the least bit suspicious. I just think that as a rational-minded student, I would like to actually gather my own facts and make my own decisions; however, this right is being taken away from me.

    What is most frustrating to me is that my intelligence and, perhaps, even agency are being insulted and taken away from me. If they take away the Pacifica Forum it will be analogous to censuring text books. From what I understand of the Pacifica Forum meetings, the members are all a bunch of retired old academics, who like to gather around and talk about very topic-specific issues. It is not fair to censure them simply because people are worried that others may possess bad judgment and thus act inappropriately. SO many things have basically the same influence on people. Take video games for instance. They have made so many varieties of army and navy propaganda that people find enjoyable and entertaining to play. Some people even take things a little too far and may become violent (according to some studies). Why is it that we trust people who play weird video games to retain good judgment but we cannot trust our students to be able to make their own decisions regarding what is being said around campus (case in point, Pacifica Forum)?


  5. Orev says:

    Shouldn’t this post also be tagged “OSPIRG” since Conrad Hulen’s ugly mug is in the picture? Oops, not OSPIRG anymore for him, only the ASUO exec.

  6. Carly says:

    I’m so glad that sign is still alive, it’s too fun.

  7. Nekblad says:

    OMG! Pictures of disagreeing students and community members!? That’s Hate Literature!

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