[Noisebridge-discuss] [Drama] Consensus Politics, The Reality Show

Dayton Grant daytongrant68 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 22:11:19 UTC 2014


Fwd: Consensus Politics, The Reality Show

more fwd'in
> going passive-aggressive again with his typically
> disingenuously manipulative lip-service responses,
> directed against Naomi and spinach williams earlier
> today.  He and the rest of the Board *could* be in
> collusion to ensure that they and their allies will
> easily outnumber any dissenters planning to attend
> their agenda-controlled Tuesday meeting, with
> Secretary Tom quite possibly lurking in the shadows.
> Same goes for their beer chillout session proposed
> for Monday night at Noisebridge West.  Also quite
> possibly, Madelynn might have already given him the
> go-ahead as such: "Al, you and our member allies may
> go ahead and pick off one-by-one as many dissenters
> [to our finalized decision] as you see fit, wielding
> the Discussion list as much is necessary for
> demonstrating at least a token semblance of
> transparency.  You'd do well to validate our decision
> by continuing to emphasize all incidents of overnight
> sleeping that our excellent member allies keep finding
> at Noisebridge.  Just make sure when you invalidate
> the alternative proposals, that you avoid implicating
> myself or Tom.  Now go keep on wearing 'em down, Al!"
>
>
> 'Course their Consensus Coup could be more like the
> Survivor motif; A reality contest whereby a group of
> Board Members isolates itself offline and/or within
> Board-only meetings.  The lone survivor of this contest
> takes home the ability to codify his or her rules and
> decisions to all members and visitors alike.  Through
> their strong alliance with Madelynn and with other more
> vocal [Noisebridge member] allies, both Al and
> Secretary Tom are rest assured that they will avoid
> getting recalled off the island in a Tribal Council
> meeting anytime soon.  A drawback to this analogy is
> that Noisebridge's founder, Mitch Altman, has
> generally preferred to keep his hands well off of the
> reality contest as much as possible (except for today)
> ... unlike Survivor's host Jeff Probst.
>
> Archived Discuss list threads from
> https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2014-March/thread.html
> * Important Noisebridge Procedural Changes
> * about policy vis-a-vis true excellence
> * Trimmed off the board list
> * catching up with "what's wrong with discussing
> things at the Tuesday meeting"
> * Let's talk about: Noisebridge Membership
> * Let's talk about: "Rights" section
>
>
> I guess it all really boils down to this...
> ################################################
> 1. We already TOLD you that we -- the Al &
> Madelynn-led Board -- *could* screw you over in
> the name of Consensus and "Fixing" Noisebridge.
>
> 2. We DID effectively screw you over, by edict,
> using our keen Machiavellian prowess.
>
> 3. All you dissenters CAN'T DO SHIT now about
> our Consensus-based and *finalized* decisions.
>
> 4. STILL have any questions?
> ################################################
>
>
> And I'm don't think I'm way off base at all, since

(sheesh, talk abt being pranaoid!)


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