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The name of our new private FB Discussion Group, “The REAL UNOFFICIAL Heather Cox Richardson Resource and Discussion Room,” has been changed to ” Critical Awareness, Diversity & True Democracy Discussions “… This change was made necessary by further Bec Kemp hijinks…

The group is up and running, and will continue to be nurtured, modeled, directed and moderated along the same lines, with the same values and goals, and in the same ways as our original hijacked group was… It is OPEN and READY... Click the link in the paragraph up above to go to it…

Open Letter to Bec Kemp (aka Becky S. Kemp) of Rockland, Maine
Coup Response
By John Fridinger / August 20, 2022

Open Letter to Bec Kemp (aka Becky S. Kemp) of Rockland, Maine

You have co-opted, stolen (in fact if not law), destroyed and/or deleted the hard work, creative output and efforts of scores and scores of people…  Altogether a huge amount of productivity, creativity and shared efforts you did not even slightly participate in, and to which you contributed absolutely nothing…

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Open Letter to Heather Cox Richardson
Coup Response
By John Fridinger / August 8, 2022

Open Letter to Heather Cox Richardson

Dear Professor Richardson, In late 2019, a Facebook group was created called The UNOFFICIAL Heather Cox Richardson Resource and Discussion Room.  Three folks came up with the concept and one of them, Bec Kemp, opened the group from her FB profile.  The other two, Rana Suzan and Mark Hackler became Admins for the group and curated its content closely to be sure that it would always be a positive reflection of the person it was named for.  For reasons we...

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The Elephant In The Room
Coup Response
By John Fridinger / July 24, 2022

The Elephant In The Room

I believe it may be time for at least some of us as a group to begin discussing our original group’s takeover, hijack or coup, whichever term you prefer, on July 3… ?? Discuss how we can come to some better terms, collectively, with what has happened, and how we want to go on from here… At least that is what I am hoping to initiate, with this post… And in part this is also an attempt to set some...

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We’re Up and Running!
Coup Response
By Elizabeth Wescott / July 23, 2022

We’re Up and Running!

On July 3rd I had no idea what had been happening behind the scenes on the Unofficial HCR page, nor that all of us would be affected by it.  It wasn't until mid-evening, when I received a PM from John, that it became apparent...

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The Narrative Below…
Coup Response
By Melanie O'Donnell / July 20, 2022

The Narrative Below…

The narrative further below, written by John Fridinger who was the sole Administrator of the Unofficial HRC Discussion and Resource Facebook private group for the past year, is his recap of what transpired just before July 3, 2022 and immediately after that day.   It shows clearly his different attempts to assuage the owner of the FB page to leave it, to let it continue to serve the 38,000 members it had accumulated...

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Temporary Home
Coup Response
By Elizabeth Wescott / July 14, 2022

Temporary Home

Thanks so much for following the link we provided to you. No, this isn’t a new Unofficial HCR Discussion Facebook group…..not yet. This is a temporary home for those of us who nurtured the original Unofficial FB page as we regroup and determine how best to move forward...

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New HCR Discussion Group
Coup Response
By Melanie O'Donnell / July 14, 2022

New HCR Discussion Group

Thank you for coming to explore the new Discussion Group we are envisioning. We have followed the daily Letters from An American written by Heather Cox Richardson for many months. She seemingly never fails to instruct us and cause us to perhaps dig a little deeper into what is happening around us...

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To All UNOFFICIAL HCR Discussion Room FB Group Members
Coup Response
By John Fridinger / July 5, 2022

To All UNOFFICIAL HCR Discussion Room FB Group Members

I have been the sole primary Administrator of the UNOFFICIAL Heather Cox Richardson Resource and Discussion Room Facebook private group since the previous sole primary Administrator, Rana Suzan, asked, vetted and then made me so on June 29, 2021... I had previously been an active regular member of our group for most of its existence... On July 3, 2022, just a few days ago as I write, in what could reasonably be described as a hostile takeover, or coup, I...

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ALL comments are welcome…

If you believe any of this matters, please consider passing on the link to this page and/or the link to our new, same as old, free to go forward, FB private group, to any and everyone who might also think what we were doing in our “old” now hijacked group together really matters…

Especially pass it on to people who are still in the hijacked group, and who may be concerned about what has happened, is continuing to happen, and not happening, there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/real.unofficial.hcr.discussion.group

3 comments

  1. I thought I was just being grateful to be accepted to this group, and so I stated my appreciation for HCRs truth in this crazy mixed up media age, and I was told me and that post were kicked off the site! If I promise to just read and not post, can I re-join this group? Please? I am a Canadian worried about my neighbours to the south, and its really hard to know whose info to trust without HCR facts.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Bev,

      There is our original Unofficial HCR Discussion group, which was hijacked two and a half months ago, and our since then new much smaller Real Unofficial HCR Discussion group, filled with people kicked out of the hijacked group for resisting the hijacking, not to mention for other things as simple as what you describe, it seems…

      If you read posts on this page you can hear about the hijacking in detail, and our difficult saga trying to recover, a saga that continues… https://www.unofficialhcr.com/

      At the top of this page is a paragraph beginning “Our new private FB Discussion group,” followed by a link that should take you to our new group where you can join us… Just click the blue “Join group” button link and answer the questions… Simple answers fine…

      You will be in good company in our new group…

      And if you have a problem doing any of this please reply here and let us know…?

      Re your email, the confirm subscription link should work now… I needed to approve your comment first, to complete the circle….

      Hoping all this works for you, and we’ll watch for your application in our new group, and approve pretty quickly…

  2. I’ve been a long-time participant in the HCR Facebook group. Until recently, I had been allowed to post without needing Moderation approval. Under Bec that changed, I’ve seen my posting privileges are gone. Also, the last two submissions were rejected. They didn’t meet her community standards.

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