Nonetheless that's exactly what Alan Graft, er, Graf was warning cadre about in 2010 at Portland Indymedia, when then Board President Becky Chiao made some awkward comments on air that she admitted could have been better, but somehow became a "Nazi Apologist".
President of KBOO is an Nazi ApologistBecky Chiao foolishly tried to engage in dialog and clarify her position:
The President of KBOO is a Nazi Apologist and works for the city of Portland defending Police Brutality
Becky Chiao, is the current President of the KBOO board of directors.
She is a lawyer and former member of the National Lawyers Guild.
For the past number of years she has worked for Risk Management for the city of Portland defending police brutality incidents.
Recently, when I was on Lisa Loving's show as a guest attorney, I spoke about my own personal experience with Captain Mark Kruger who has a documented history of being a Nazi sympathizer and lover of Nazi culture and artifacts. We have videos, affidavits and photos to prove all of this. He has also been documented through videos and testimony as intolerant of diverse views and been shown to be very violent against people who he didn't like, particularly those on the left, time and time again. Yet, he was promoted to Captain of Downtown precinct.
On Lisa's show I spoke out on the air questioning why the city wold promote such a man who recently admitted in WWeek that he has put together a memorial park in Portland for fallen Nazi soldiers.
Becky Chiao called in to the program and defended Kruger and stated "it is just an innocent hobby of his" and I shouldn't be picking on him.
Becky said nothing at the time that she was currently KBOO's president. This is the same line that was used by the city to defend Kruger's actions when we sued the city for police brutality against protesters of the Iraq war. The city later conceded and settled the case.
I now find out that Becky is President of KBOO's board and I am simply aghast and dismayed that KBOO would allow a Nazi apologist to be its President. Rosie Sizer's schedule also shows Becky Chiao meeting with Sizer previous to a meeting Sizer was planning to have with Joann Bowman about Police brutality and profiling. It is safe to assume that Chiao was prepping the Chief for the meeting.
For years, KBOO has been the voice against police brutality in this city. Now it has an employee of the city of Portland who defends police brutality as its President. This is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Please feel free to publish my letter wherever you choose to do so.
Of course this was proof she should resign, or maybe reisgn, immediately!
Quick response to Indymedia 17.Jul.2010 12:21
Becky Chiao link
Becky should reisgn! 18.Jul.2010 09:29
These people sure don't like Nazi. This will be a point of glaring hypocrisy later.
Just do it becky 17.Jul.2010 16:41
ANYWAY, displaying balls that staff could only dream of, Chiao returns to apologize and offer an olive branch:
And it all when down here:
My Longer Statement is on the KBOO Website at the Link in Trout's Post Above 19.Jul.2010 05:55
Becky Chiao link
But note something that Jim "gonna camp on fitch's doorstep" dancingtrout says:
Comrade Alan Graft has never retracted that piece of mis-characterisation. For someone screaming about Nazis you'd think he'd get on that.Submitted by Jim Dancing Trout on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 11:52am.After listening again to Lisa's program and Becky's call in to KBOO, I could find only one discrepancy in Alan's statement, that being that Becky did not say the word 'innocent',
But it's not the first time hypocrisy rages for the Cause and it won't be the last. The comments get strange-er, as Grace Marian under her Virginia Furr nick joins the fray:
Submitted by Virginia Furr on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 8:30am.
Becky, go ahead and have your spin meeting, but members should attend the board meeting (Monday, July 26, 6 PM at KBOO). Its best to keep everything in the open, and the board meeting is he most appropriate place to do that. You are incapable of leading KBOO and must resign now before you do any more harm.
Forcing Grace to start posting Anonymously(something that seems to be disabled now). But she does sign one comment:Submitted by Becky Chiao on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:58am.Grace, I do know you and frankly, I don't share your perspective on many things, the meaning of the House Rules for one, so your advice is not particularly persuasive to me.
Your characterization of my attempt to communicate with people as spin strikes me as very cynical. I would hope that through dialogue we might be able to find some areas of understanging and that doing so is a positive way to approach disagreement.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/17/2010 - 2:21pm.
I think one very telling issue is that while Becky and the current board are obsessed with "The House Rules" (see notice of the election on this website), Becky's understanding of our Program Charter seems to be minimal. How else could she call into a talk show, defend a Nazi glorifier--and please keep in mind that these were people who planned and partially implemented the systematic genocide of Jews, Communists, homosexuals and Gypsies? She clearly has no clue about KBOO's mission, and thus should not be board president or even a board member. Becky needs to resign. Now.
Seasoned human services professional, currently studying clinical mental health counseling, and planning to open a private practice on the coast of Oregon.
(Maybe it should be called, "method" heath counseling?)
Keep those Nazis in mind as we return to Indymedia. One of the first two comments in Comrade Alan's article is by a guy called "Joe Anybody":
Well he should ask! "Joe" was put on this very same spot by Rose City Antifa.
What say you 08.Jul.2010 13:17
Joe Anybody link
The cadre irony award goes to Glorious Leaders long time foil hat associate "Joe Anybody", who is documented by Rose City Antifa as being an actual Nazi Apologist. Or at least an apologist for working with pro Nazi Holocaust deniers in hosting, recording and promoting events featuring a Nazi sympathizers and anti-Semitic propaganda:
Supporting right wing anti-Semite abortion clinic bomber
Springmeier supporters complain that their hero was simply a target of sinister forces who wished to shut him up about Illuminati mind control. The Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance gave Springmeier his first public speaking event following release from federal prison; a video of Springmeier’s rambling speech recorded by event attendee Joe Anybody is available online.
video unavailable or disabled. Also at 9/11 conspiracy Ning:
Supporting long time anti-Semite and Holocaust Denier Tim Calvert
Calvert’s presentation, allegedly on the topic of “Critical Thinking,” is also available online, having been recorded and then circulated by videographer Joe Anybody. Calvert discusses the US media as being controlled by special interests, the example provided by Calvert being an NPR journalist who Calvert believes ought to have disclosed that she was married to an Israeli citizen and that she lives in Israel--this is a rather obvious attempt to invoke the “dual loyalties” antisemitic myth, and to suggest that the special interest in question behind the US media is a “Zionist”/Jewish one
video removed/disabled. Other link: http://pdx911truth.ning.com/video/critical-thinking-by-tim-calvert-9-10-11-in-portland-oregon
related article on Joe Anybody's buddy Calvert:
Citybikes Co-op Maintains Antisemitic President, Portland Anti-racists Call for Boycott of Business
EDIT: comments indicate results of this search aren't relevant for all Google users.
Try Joe Anybody Portland Nazis instead.
Oh where, oh where, was Joe Anybody's anti Nazi outrage in 2012?
It goes down hill from there at Indy as we are joined by friends and cadre including:
Comrade Yaney! http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/07/400845.shtml?discuss#373955
Comrade Dancing Trout! http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/07/400845.shtml?discuss#373970
Comrade Nassar! (referenced) http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/07/400845.shtml?discuss#373845
It's like the same group of people who hate Fitch! It IS the same people who hate Fitch!
And even when Chiao steps down, it's STILL not enough!
Becky Chiao dumps herself from KBOO Presidency. Some more directors need to go 25.Jul.2010 00:13
One down, how many more to go ?
Becky Chiao's blog
Announcing new board president
Submitted by Becky Chiao on Sat, 07/24/2010 - 12:36pm
Hi there. I wanted to let people know that I stepped down from the board
president position Thursday night and the new board president is Louis Sowa.
Nazi apologist still a KBOO Director 30.Jul.2010 16:42
Becky needs to go.... 21.Jul.2010 10:09
Several have been excluded from this meeting! 22.Jul.2010 15:49
Becky is unaccountable and Arrogant 23.Jul.2010 09:01
KBOO Supporter Unless Becky Chiao Stays link
Finally, in the eye of the hysteria, a comrade at KBOO snaps, screaming: MAKE THE MADNESS STOP!
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 4:53pm.All you crazy people, running off the board anyone who you disagree with. Knock it off before you completely destroy what's left of KBOO.
You defamed the prior board president. You encouraged the crazy lawsuit, then ran a slate of people to try to take over the board. When only a few of your slate won the election, you harrassed the elected board to the point that some good people resigned, realizing that being sued, libeled, and kept at board meetings to be yelled at till the wee hours of the morning just isn't worth it anymore. So ... by the back door you got people sympathetic to your views appointed to the board, even though your candidates lost in elections.
You drove out the door one of the most thoughtful, gentle, and serious people I met at the station, former manager Arthur Davis, using a pack of lies and made up allegations to smear his good name. He made one mistake, but was hounded out the door because a handful of members wanted him gone.
Becky ain't perfect, but she aknowledges her shortcomings, and writes a clear explanation and apology for her poor choice of words. What a miracle it would be if the toxic people harrassing her now could do the same.
Fast forward to 2013.
The more things change, the more they stay the same...