ideas from the past

In 1970, Oregon Governor boasted up Vortex, a concert festival, to detract hippies from yippies, lowering the stakes of a planned protest against an American Legion event.

This year, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler made a botched thought of trying to get rid of some permits for a meeting of an “alt right” group of provocateurs, as an “Antifa” movement argues to counter-protest, in the after-glow of an act of violence by racist jerk on a Max.

Things look a little unpleasant.

Maybe Wheeler should have taken a page from McCall and Vortex and tried to arrange a Ted Nugent / Tony Keith double-bill?

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