History records that the infamous Senator Joe McCarthy died in 1957, but did his ghost haunt the March meeting of KPFA’s Local Station Board?
by Anthony Fest
McCarthy gained his notoriety in the early 1950s with charges that Communists had infiltrated the State Department and the U.S. Army. At the KPFA LSB meeting, the targets were Greens, not Reds, but a conspiratorial tone was in the air. The accuser was board member Don Goldmacher, and his targets were two of his fellow board members, James McFadden and Christine Pepin. Those two also serve on the Green Party County Councils in their respective counties (Alameda and Santa Clara).
At the meeting, Goldmacher asked:
“Why does the Green Party in the Bay Area actively recruit its members and train them to run for this Local Station Board?”
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by Don Macleay. Originally published here.
KPFA and the vast conspiracy
It has been one of my firm beliefs that people accuse others of the crimes that they themselves are willing to commit.
A prime example is the national Republican party’s complaints about voting rights.
Republicans accuse the Democrats of wanting to create a permanent majority for themselves. This coming from the folk who have voter suppression laws in a majority of states, most of which are so gerrymandered that the Republicans hold overwhelming majorities in their state and federal delegations despite only having a slim majority of the votes, if that.
Yet Republicans accuse the Democrats of gaming the system.
They should, they have gaming the system on their minds.
I have found it hard to focus on any one subject trying to describe the far-fetched arguments and proposals made by the local KPFA board majority. So, for this bit of writing, let’s talk about conspiracy.
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