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Forum Post: Something that Trolls, Occupiers, Tea, Indies, 3rd Parties and Establishment (well, maybe not establishment) can Support...

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 8, 2012, 1:52 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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Every city needs a Bughouse Square. A certain park that is known for political gatherings and discourse. This is a great article.

http://www.flavorwire.com/29817/exclusive-the-history-behind-chicagos-bughouse-square-debates

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[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

One more month until the freakin 11 year anniversary of the Afghan invasion.

What are your towns doing to protest?

[-] 1 points by ogoj11 (263) 1 year ago

Newberry Library is not a public library. This is an elite institution pretending to provide a public service. They keep all the resources but you guys can stand outside in the park and yell at each other. A great American tradition.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Im not sure what them being a private library has to do with cities having a place for public discourse?

[-] 1 points by ogoj11 (263) 1 year ago

This is a corporate sponsored version of fake democracy. They control the media, but allow nostalgia for the era of free speech to reinforce the ideology of an open society. The academics will talk down to the people they theoretically love, but actually despise, fondly recalling the safely remote IWW. Then they'll return to their study of the subjunctive in Milton.
Real free speech, by actually threatening masses, Black Blocs, or African American men with an attitude will be verboten and the cops will be called.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20477) 1 year ago

Sounds very American to me. A great idea.

[-] 1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

I enjoyed going to Hyde Park in London in 1978 on a Sunday afternoon. Some of the hecklers were pros and very entertaining. Good speakers also, literally standing on a soap box or some kind of box.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

That is freakin awesome. Can you elaborate anymore on it?

[-] 1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 1 year ago

Every Sunday they would have this so there were regulars as well as new people that might have 4 or 5 people listening to them but saw groups of 20 listening to others. The PLO, (Palestine Liberation Organization), which was big at the time had the largest most rowdy group of supporters and hecklers.

One of the pro hecklers was listening to a guy on his soapbox asking what something meant and the heckler screamed "indifferent", which was the perfect answer to what the man had proposed.

[-] 0 points by Forrester (13) 1 year ago

"Bughouse Square" in Chicago sounds really cool, as does Hyde Park. We need more of that. In NYC, Union Square has been a hot-bed of political and social activism since the 1800s. And like I have said in a previous comment, it is also where OWS keeps a constant day-time prescence having literature tables.

Washington Square Park which is in the West Village, and is surrounded by the campus of NYU is a close second to US Park, and it is also where OWS, and OTS have had many of their gatherings. The S15-17 weekend in NYC will begin with an OTS gathering at WSP. One more time on the words in the quote, atop that beautiful arch: "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God." George Washington

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Square_Park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Square_(New_York_City)