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Now we return to our daily hysteria in progress......
Readers will remember long ago Board President Becky Chiao was driven off the board as a NAZI APOLOGIST. The proof? An off hand comment in a radio interview. Read here for more:
In the same spirit we must reluctantly call out Conser as using KBOO for Recruiting for the Tea Party.
Proof? In Conser's 2012 State of the Station speech, he invites the Tea Party RIGHT ON KBOO'S WEBSITE:
http://kboo.fm/2012stateOUTRAGE. SHOCK. SCANDAL. OUTRAGE.
"The tea partiers are welcome to join us."
The Tea Party is well known as a haven for racists organizing under the pretence of criticising Obama's foreign policy, but really hating that OMG A BLACK MAN is the prez. They don't like Jews either.
Further, in July of this year, Tea Partier Michael Zokoych started underwritting KBOO programing!
This is MUCH WORSE than Chiao. Conser actually invited these people. Lisa Loving Eats at Michael's.
Michael is underwriting KBOO programming.
Did Nazi hobbyist Mark Kruger underwrite KBOO when Chiao made her comments? No!
Did Chiao organize Nazi rallies or events to promote Mark Kruger's hobby? No!
But Conser is INVITING Tea Baggers and KBOO is being underwritten but Tea Baggers ON CONSER'S WATCH!!
To paraphrase Alan Graf:
" 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 rude against people who he didn't like, particularly those on the left, time and time again."Just read Yelp reviews like this:
Portland, ORGood food! But the owner and staff are very rude! My friend and I went there for lunch. My friend was wearing a tshirt that said "I Bike Portland" on it. First the woman behind the counter started harassing him for it. Then the owner came over and joined in. Apparently they hate bicyclists, and think they're all a bunch of lazy, non tax paying losers. Even after my friend was obviously offended, they wouldn't let up. This isn't how you treat paying customers! If we weren't starving, and hadn't already paid for our food, we would've left. I won't be going back!
More at Yelp!
After reading about this, we're sure Alan Graf would say something like:
I now find out that Conser is President of KBOO's board and I am simply aghast and dismayed that KBOO would allow a Tea Party apologist to be its President.
For years, KBOO has been the voice against racism and the reactionary right in this city. Now it has a President who defends the Tea Party. This is wrong, wrong, wrong.
You tell em, Comrade
We demand, for the good of KBOO and the Inner Party, that Conch step down from the Board Presidency!
Board President Conch(Conser) responds:
From: S.W. Conser
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Subject: Re: KBOO Board Director Conduct Detrimental to the Foundation
I am sincerely sorry that Mr Hoyne's disappointment at not being named Board President last year continues to cause problems for him, and that he feels the compulsion to broadcast this disappointment endlessly throughout the community.
That said, this lingering issue of Mr Hoyne's provides a valuable object lesson for anyone interested in taking on an officer position within a non-profit institution. Anyone in a position of authority, no matter how assiduously they follow the demands of their office, will find themselves subject to nonstop second-guessing and gossip, much of it uninformed, some of it wholly invented. In Karl Rovean fashion, even attacks that are clearly contradicted by the official record will be repeated ad infinitum.
Although I wouldn't want to scare anyone away from taking on a decision-making role in grassroots public service, board officers should be prepared for the fact that, in the era of the internet, (a) your critics have limitless access to aliases and anonymous blogs which seemingly give them a larger voice than they would otherwise command; (b) a board officer representing a non-profit institution is expected to ignore character attacks and defamation which would otherwise be considered legally actionable, in service to the greater good of the institution; (c) duty to confidentiality often tends to limit one's ability to defend oneself against such defamation; and (d) despite your loftiest ideals, a great deal of your time will be spent countering actions by members who, intentionally or not, are geared toward tearing down the reputation not only of individuals, but of the broader institution.
Whatever authority is commanded by an officer of a non-profit board is expected to be utilized in service of the organization's mission. Anyone who seeks a position of authority with the goal of imposing a personal agenda, or the expectation of having others cater to them, is in the wrong business. It is only the most rarified of boards, the multi-million dollar non-profits, that welcome entitled do-nothing directors. In the world of grassroots organizations such as KBOO, board directors are expected to put in long hours meeting with the membership, putting together events, doing intense research, and reaching out to the wider community.
It is unfortunate that so many decent and talented volunteers in the non-profit sphere are discouraged from stepping up to the level of board directorship by the toxic atmosphere represented by the troll culture surrounding us. My only recommendation would be for idealistic people to take the long view. Seen in perspective, the critics in the shadows eventually fade away, as they find easier targets to attack. With patience, one finds that commitment, collaboration, and innovation are eventually recognized for what they are, as are their opposites: narcissism and the politics of destruction.
Wait. Or is this his reply to that other thing about misappropriating funds?
Um ignore that last.
CONSER/CONCH MUST GO!!!!!
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