Anyone else reminded of Murray Rothbard's "Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Human Nature"?
If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH
I was actually wondering, what is the technical term for that type of public speech/parliamentary procedure? Is that some neo-marxist practice or is it older?
I'd call it "call and repeat." I don't think it belongs to any specific political philosophy though, haha. They look rediculous. These people scare the heck outta me.
That video reminds me of a traveling musician that used to come to my grade school and hold assemblies. Bizarre and ineffective.
What the hell is up with that echospeak? Like a bunch of robots. Not to mention by the time you get done with a statement everyone's already forgotten what you (and they) have said.
I like the 1984 vocab haha. Yes- it's creepy (jazz hands just so I can get a temp? Not a vote on the validity of the statement...) That's the video that led me to the one in the OP.
It started at the NYC protests because the city didn't allow the use of megaphones or sound amplifying equipment. It was kind of an ingenous way of getting around it and allowing people to speak to a large group. However, as you can see they still use it at protests where you CAN use megaphones and such, so it does make them seem a lot like robotic drones.
Yeah they did it the whole time the hippie with the megaphone was talking. That's why initially I figured it was some idiotic way to show "solidarity" or to illustrate their idea that "everyone is the same" (so what one person says, they all say...which of course would beg the question why they're so up in arms when demands are posted on OWS forums.) But yeah, it wasn't until the random guy in the crowd started talking that I recognized it could also be used as a clever way to make sure everyone could hear what was being said...but of course the vast majority of the time, the guy getting repeated was using a bullhorn anyway.
It's a creepy display of the collective mindset. not just the repeating, but the way in which "decisions" were made.