Rockland's General Henry Knox Museum Honors Al Jazeera

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Mackenzie Andersen
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Rockland's General Henry Knox Museum Honors Al Jazeera

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/american-revolutionary-war-museum-to-honor...

Sadly, No surprise here, Rockland is a center for Maine's "innovative and creative economy". They are probably just trying to counteract all that "Right Wing propaganda" being distributed by the Fourth of July Activities ( See Topic On Harvard Professors claim to this end).

This just shows how deep the state of Maine is into the anti-American agenda.

Robert
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Freedom, sometime we have to

Freedom, sometime we have to tolerate things we disagree with or do not like. I have no intention of going to the event.

BlueJay
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General Knox must be turning

General Knox must be turning in his grave at the very thought of this.

BlueJay
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I wonder if a vote was taken

I wonder if a vote was taken before extending this invitation.

http://www.generalknoxmuseum.org/about.html

The General Henry Knox Museum is a 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 1985.

Board of Trustees
Gregory A. Dufour, Chairman
Mary Alice Bird, Vice-Chairman
James H. Cuthbertson, Treasurer
Virginia Hodge, Secretary

Trustees
Patrick Cardon
Sue Christensen
John K. Cowperthwaite, Jr.
Gregory A. Dufour
David Farmer
Marion C. Grant
Molly S. Kellogg
Edward L. Hennessy, Jr.
Peasy Love
C. Patrick Mundy
Elisabeth Henshaw
Holly Boyd Ruffin
Robert L. Strickland
Joan Sabatino
Bradley W. Boyd

Honorary Trustees
Jack Baker
Doris Buffett
Renny Stackpole
Mrs. Stuart Symington

Ex-Officio Trustees
Valmore Blastow, Jr. ~ Manager, Town of Thomaston

Registered Agent
Sarah Ruef-Lindquist

Staff
Ellen Dyer, Executive Director, 207-354-0180, archivist@knoxmuseum.org
Tobin Malone, Assistant to the Executive Director, 207-354-8062, info@knoxmuseum.org
Matthew Hansbury, Collections Manager, 207-354-0885, collections@knoxmuseum.org
Sophia Mendoza, Education Coordinator, 207-354-0858, center@knoxmuseum.org

Swaybar
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The board of the museum is

The board of the museum is chaired by Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Corporation and Camden National Bank in Rockport, Maine.

The museum says that an intimate Gala dinner and reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. at Camden National Bank’s historic Spear Block location in Rockland.

MMMM - wonder how many will be looking for a new Bank!

Mackenzie Andersen
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I assume the museum is a

I assume the museum is a non-profit organization. I wonder who they will get to donate? The Muslim Brotherhood? It's an absolute disgrace. We had Bill Ayers as a guest speaker at the University of maine and now this. Who are the people who are making these things acceptable?

BlueJay
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Who are the people who are

Who are the people who are making these things acceptable?

Good question. Are they merely "from away", unaware do-gooders who serve on boards with little knowledge of what the real deal is, or working on a progerssive agenda? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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I say we e-mail everybody in

I say we e-mail everybody in Maine about this story with the link so they can read it as well. The more that see it, the more customers they may lose, the more money they will lose, the more they will have to figure out why, I wonder how long it will take them to find the answer, and then I would start finding those responsible for this decision on the board and start replacing them.

matt8888
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Al-Jazeera is amazing.

Al-Jazeera is amazing. Whenever something is going on in the Middle east I watch Al-Jazeera live from the internet. They are usually the only tv network showing live footage from within the country while cnn, abc, nbc, fox, etc are all reporting from the USA. If I want to know whats going on, I dont want to hear it from a desk lackey in Atlanta, GA, I want to see it live from the street. Al-Jazeera provides this.

Try it sometime.
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Robert
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Thanks for the link Matt.

Thanks for the link Matt. Interesting.

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matt8888 Mon, 07/04/2011 -

matt8888 Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:04pm #8: "Al-Jazeera is amazing. Whenever something is going on in the Middle east I watch Al-Jazeera live from the internet. They are usually the only tv network showing live footage from within the country while cnn, abc, nbc, fox, etc are all reporting from the USA. If I want to know whats going on, I dont want to hear it from a desk lackey in Atlanta, GA, I want to see it live from the street. Al-Jazeera provides this."

How do you expect to understand "what's going on" by watching a terrorist propaganda outlet? Only because it includes seeing at the perceptual level rioters in the streets? Once you've seen one mob of rioters you've seen them all. It tells you nothing about the news. All you get is Al-Jazeera propaganda first-hand. If anyone is curious to see that there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of the internet to watch it, but it shouldn't be elevated to superior knowledge of "what's going on".

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How do you expect to

How do you expect to understand "what's going on" by watching a terrorist propaganda outlet?

So your saying I should only watch "usa" propaganda. LOL? I dont need the USA to filter my news and feed me what they interpret as "what is going on" If I want news about the middle east, I watch a middle east news channel.

PS Talking about riots......each riot is very unique and done for very unique reasons. It is these reasons, which you fail to learn about, is what is interesting. Not the tv footage. You are missing the point.

Mackenzie Andersen
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If the Middle East is your

If the Middle East is your authority then here is a quote about your Al Jazeera from the article "The idea of an American museum devoted to patriotism honoring a representative of a foreign-funded channel, described by Middle East experts such as Walid Phares as “Jihad television,” ; Not at all surprising that a fan of Al Jazeera describes American media as "propaganda" -That's probably a direct quote from your favorite trusted TV channel.

But whether or not Jihad news is "great: is hardly the point. The Museum honors the American Revolutionary War- while the self-declared aim of Jihad is to destroy America and kill all Americans- and that is what they say- and don't tell me it's "American propaganda" because this is commonly known world wide and so you will have to say that all media in the world with the exception of Al Jazeera is propaganda.

Being that this is probably a non-profit organization,we should locate the basis of their non-profit status. Non-profits are tax-exempt meaning that the Maine state taxpayer is paying for all of their services. If a non profit organization, formulated to honor the American Revolutionary War, is celebrating a representative of a TV station known to be associated with terrorists who have openly declared war on the United States - which occurred long before 911- then that seems like a direct violation of their stated purpose. - to say the least!

I wonder if we can compare the list of people who might have been responsible for Bill Ayers speaking at the University of Maine with the list posted here of those on the board of the Rockland Museum.

Mackenzie Andersen
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I don't know how to go about

I don't know how to go about emailing everyone in Maine so instead I emailed the following to all the email addresses posted above.

Dear Ms Dyer,

I am inquiring about those responsible for staging an event honoring a representative of Al Jazeera Televsion at a non-profit Museum that honors the American Revolutionary War, which made the formation of the United States possible.?

Al Jazeera is known world wide and in the mideast as the televison station of Jihad.Jihad's decalred aim is to destroy the United States and kill all Americans. They have also declared war on the United States and so this does appear as a direct violation of the stated purpose of the Museum.

I would also like to know if there are any connections betweeen those that invited the American home grown terrost , Bill Ayers to speak at the University of Maine and those that have staged a gala event honoring Jihad Televison- or a representative there of.?

I am also curious about the cost of this gala event honoring media representing the enemy of the United States at a Museum Honoring the war that established the United States.

Also is this event a fund-raiser for the Museum?

Mike G
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Al Jazeera is British

Al Jazeera is British propaganda

charlie neville
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Right on Matt8888! I have Al

Right on Matt8888! I have Al Jezeera English bookmarked and go there daily. Truth is probably somewhere between AJE and the us news networks.

charlie

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Camden National Bank’s

Camden National Bank’s historic Spear Block location in Rockland.

MMMM - wonder how many will be looking for a new Bank!

You bet !

Robert
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Who are the people who are

Who are the people who are making these things acceptable?

The Founding Fathers. The Constitution. Should we rewrite the Bill of Rights so it is more appeasing to your taste. If we do, who's standards would we use for what is acceptable and what should be verboten. ;-)

Robert
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Truth is probably somewhere

Truth is probably somewhere between AJE and the us news networks.

You are absolutely right Charlie. It is up to us to figure out the truth. People need to open their minds to all sources, then go from there.

Mackenzie Andersen
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Freedom of Speech extends to

Freedom of Speech extends to all- And this is me- exercising my freedom of speech!

Those who wish to listen to Mid-East news have other choices than Al Jazeera- and there is nothing wrong with listening to Al Jazeera see what it is saying. Someone on my Facebook Page pointed to an Al Jazeera link which was anti-Israel "propaganda" in my opinion..

The founding fathers gave us freedom of choice and individual liberty, Jihad wishes to assert Shariah Law- which takes all of those rights away from women and practices stoning to death for adultery and cutting off hands for theft, and I doubt those crimes have to be even well established. So while the left complains that the new Maine State budget has too severe a punishment for violating the rules of welfare (cutting it off after the second offense) they merrily embrace AL Jazeera without criticism of that punishment system.

But this is NOT a issue about the constitution. I think we can look to what goes on with Media Matters- which is currently in the national news for taking tax exemptions as a non profit organization based on one thing and then actually doing another. The legal issue is NOT freedom of speech, individual liberty, etc- When you let the general taxpayer cover the cost of your services, there are a few rules that apply. Maybe the left thinks that taking away the tax exemption of a Museum that is formed to honor the American Revolution but instead chooses to honor media that serves the purposes of the those whose mission is to destroy the United States is too stringent a punishment- Perhaps they would prefer the kinder gentler punishment of Jihad- simply stoning those responsible to death?

The University of Maine, which recently invited the American terrorist ,Bill Ayers to be a guest speaker, is usually included on the list of the "targeted sector" - or those that are the selected beneficiaries of reams of legislation the general tax payer funds. A Google search on the U of M website will reveal that the U of M offers many courses on socialism and Marxism and very few on The Federalist Papers or Publius and that there is this course in their archival catalog.

I encourage all our local Al Jazeera fans to keep exercising their freedom of speech as well. This is a real eye opener to see how prevalent support for Al Jazeera is in Maine. The issue of this topic however is not Al Jazeera- It is the Rockland Museum honoring the American Revolution which is now staging a gala event honoring Al Jazeera- This doesn't seem to bother the fans of Al Jazeera in the.least. I wonder why? They seem to think the issue is "How dare anyone criticize Al Jazeera? !" Not very asute.

There are so many things going on in our society at both the national and state level that one sees and hears about in disbelief that it can actually be intentional but when you see how strong the support is for Al Jazeera right here in Maine- and that those supporters are occluded to the violation against the Museum honoring the American Revolution- it starts to build a case for "intent".

I wonder if all the cool fans of Al Jazeera have ever read the Federalist Papers - or if they have any idea what the Muslim Brotherhood and Shariah law are. They are so articulate about their admiration for Al Jazeera but can they articulate their thoughts on The Federalist Papers and Shariah law??

Mike G
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The Muslim Brotherhood is a

The Muslim Brotherhood is a British founded organization

Robert
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I encourage all our local Al

I encourage all our local Al Jazeera fans to keep exercising their freedom of speech as well.

I am not an Al Jazeera fan. I am just a fan of freedom of speech. I even support your right to long winded posts. ;-)

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It's just sheer delusion to

It's just sheer delusion to think that Al-Jazeera is out for "the truth" or to inform our posters. Sheer delusion.
Talk about heads buried in the sand!

Mackenzie Andersen
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Thanks for the many sound

Thanks for the many sound bites from the Al Jazeera Admiration Society. I hope you can muster the courage to speak in paragraphs at some point in the future. I understand that those who respond to thoughts longer than a soundbite by deriding the speaker for their use of paragraphs are just trying to put a positive spin on their own inability to engage in an interactive exchange of ideas.. This is what makes media propaganda so powerful. It targets those who thoughts take the form of sound bites- so easily manipulated by media,.

This link is provided in the article:: The grass-roots organization, Act for America, headed by Brigitte Gabriel, is mobilizing to oppose the appearance of Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Jazeera, at the event in Maine.

Robert
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It's just sheer delusion to

It's just sheer delusion to think that Al-Jazeera is out for "the truth"

I agree. To think that any media outlet is out for "the truth" is delusional.

Mackenzie Andersen
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Generalize to avoid- That's a

Generalize to avoid- That's a good one! And a standard in the book of sound bites!

Jonathan Read
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Mackenzie you deride people

Mackenzie you deride people for not posting in paragraphs, but a string of talking points and loose associations in paragraph form does not an argument make. Your posts have in no way actually proven that Al Jazeera supports a Jihad. Al Jazeera is actually a well respected international news outlet that only in America does not get regular airtime on cable television. The burden is on you to prove they are supporters of Jihad.

You claim they are jihadist and then use that as the base for your argument but never actually prove that claim.

Robert
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Thanks for the many sound

Thanks for the many sound bites from the Al Jazeera Admiration Society.

I guess you truly do not understand the concept of free speech.

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Although I abhor the

Although I abhor the "politically correct" movement, I am aligned with Robert, Charlie and Matt on this one. I hate what some people say or do, but the main reason I put on a uniform and swore an oath 29 years ago Saturday (July 2) was because I believed and still believe this country is better than any other, and that her principles are worth defending with my life.

Whether you like it or not, Ms. Anderson, in the United States we allow for multiple viewpoints and public discourse on even the most unsavory of topics. If you would like to paint me as an apologist, a passive supporter of terrorism or any other form of something less than your defintion of a true patriot, please PM me so that we can arrange a time and place for you to say it to my face.

Thank you.

Robert
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Spinmaker, welcome to the "Al

Spinmaker, welcome to the "Al Jazeera Admiration Society."

Ms Anderson, for the record, I had never seen the Al Jazeera site before it was posted here. I probably won't watch it again, but as Spin eloquently put it, I support their rights.

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And look at all the attention

And look at all the attention this issue is giving the museum....whats that they say about negative comments vs no comments at all...congratulations, you've all been had!

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