To add back context that you omitted, Shane's comment was "If the attendees see an obvious dog and pony show set-up, their role there merely to act as stage props to lend some sorely needed legitimacy, I hope they walk out in protest." The meaning of my comment, then, was that "if the attendees see an obvious dog and pony show set-up, I hope they walk out in protest, so that they don't act as stage props to lend some sorely needed legitimacy."
There is one way in which the statement above is implied, however: there can be no doubt that it will be a dog and pony show set-up. However, I now agree with Paradigmnoia , in that I think attendees should stick around even in this case so that they can capture as many details of the setup as possible for later reference.
You obviously do not like it here. I hope you will consider seeking out another forum that is more suited to your insights and abilities. This would make life more pleasant both for yourself and for members of this forum.
I think all of the invitees will be
“Friends of the Program”, personally hand selected by Rossi to nod their heads on cue in collective agreement, ask only questions that Rossi has written for them, and to
stick to the script they have been given.