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Occupy Unmasked


It was Andrew Breitbart’s final project before his untimely death.

And the full movie is about to be released.

Meanwhile…

And currently…

Occupy Unmasked


The other side to the story most people have heard about the Occupy Wall Street and related movements around the globe.

The trailer for the new film produced by Citizens United and directed by Stephen K. Bannon. “Occupy Unmasked” goes deep into the “Occupy” movement and exposes its origins as well as the radical ideas behind “income inequality” that has become the centerpiece of the Obama re-election effort.

OWS was a spontaneous, grass roots movement? Yeah *cough bullshit* OK.

Er, a point of order


Has anyone else noticed the hand signal OWS protesters use for “point of order” looks disturbingly like a certain other hand gesture used in sign language that made the news recently?

An alternative for the alternatives?


Via reader JM Heinrichs, Instapundit has put up a good discussion that could well benefit the white collar university/OWS types.

(And whatever you do, DON’T come to Korea! It’s terrible over here!)

;-)

OWS censorship


Far from the Occupy Wall Street being  a “leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions”, they are fast becoming – have become – exactly what they claim to be protesting about.

Their homepage states:

This #ows movement empowers real people to create real change from the bottom up. We want to see a general assembly in every backyard, on every street corner because we don’t need Wall Street and we don’t need politicians to build a better society.

And yet real people trying to create real change are routinely deleted and blacklisted on the homepage forums. Continue reading

Occupy: procrastinate, deliberate, obfuscate, intimidate


No one can ever claim anymore that Animal Farm is just a theory.

“Assembly time is precious!”

As the clock counted down, it was apparent that Occupy Seattle had repressed whatever thoughtful ideas the panelists brought to the stage and were willing to fill the time with chatter about unenlightening process. They wanted more power; they wanted to speak. They were also being rank hypocrites. Here is a group purporting to give people a voice and cut through the bureaucratic layers of government and capitalism. Instead, they silenced speech, quashed ideas, and replaced it with their own bureaucratic process reserved for a minority that wanted power. One gray-haired woman who was walking out put it like this: “It was very divisive. Now they are a little group, like the 1 Percent.”

Occupy FAIL


Is anyone surprised it hasn’t stuck at Harvard?

For the past couple of days I’ve seen reports about the “Occupy” movement reaching Harvard — how hundreds of protesters stormed the gates of Harvard Yard Wednesday night, how they were rebuffed by security forces who sealed off the Yard to everyone not possessing a Harvard i.d., but how the protesters with Harvard i.d.s eventually managed to erect a “tent city” next to the John Harvard statue in the Yard.

And after three days?

2 photographers, 2 cops, 0 occupants.

H/T JM

Another reason for Occupiers to go home


Just in case the nightly threat of rape or living in squalor as the world mocks watches, via JM, we see one more reason why Occupy protesters would do well to reconsider their strategy.

The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis.

Home base turns out to be an old homeless shelter.

Thank goodness “[t]he homeless shelter is also facing an eviction of its own from the city.”

But yeah, if you hear any nonsense about the evil thug police force kicking them out of there, just remember this story.

And it looks like it will be cops kicking them out.

Tim Franzen spokesman for Occupy Atlanta told WAOK’s Rob Redding that the group is not thinking about moving its headquarters from the homeless shelter because of the tuberculosis report.

Yeah, no worries that it’s “a strain of TB that is resistant to a single, standard medication used to treat this condition.”

PS

A few causes of TB transmission?

They include “people in areas where TB is common, people who inject illicit drugs, residents and employees of high-risk congregate settings, medically under-served and low-income populations…” and “[p]eople with prolonged, frequent, or intense contact…”

Smart move, Franzen.

This isn’t going to end well


A look into the inner workings of the OWS movement.

Ed Morrissey:

Last month, I wrote that the Occupy Wall Street organization looked like a child from a marriage between Animal Farm and Animal House. In an insider account written by an Occupier alarmed at the hijacking of the movement — and its funding — from the OWS “General Assembly,” it’s clear that the analogy didn’t go quite far enough. It’s Animal Farm meets Animal House, all right, but with Niedermeyer running the Deltas.

That Insider account by Fritz tucker:

It’s all about who gets to control the money, and lo and behold, it’s even less than 1% of the people involved in the movement.

How… ironic.

But back to Ed:

What a great system OWS has designed … for people who want to seize control of the movement and the funds. It looks like this movement has its own 1% that want to dictate to the 99% how to live their lives. Frankly, I think the 99% have a better chance in the system we have than in the neo-Stalinist model they’re building in Zuccotti Park, and we have a century of experience on our side in that argument.

OWS rape shelters a necessity: where’s the MSM?


Particularly disturbing, is that many “Occupyers” aren’t even reporting rapes and sexual assualt. And whilst the MSM kind of is, the reporting is kept to a minimum.

Allahpundit:

Let it sink in: Their protests now need rape shelters. This is actually happening. And New York City lets it go on.

That above link has a Daily Caller video of these “peaceful” protesters outside the Washington meeting of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

A reporter, Michelle Field covered the protesters that night. She was surrounded and harrassed for hours with calls of “F— Michelle Fields!” being yelled at one stage, interviews she tried to conduct (to, er, let them have their say), were repeatedly censored and a 78 year old woman was knocked to ground, her blood spilled.

John Nolte:

One of the secret weapons the corrupt mainstream media uses in their never-ending quest to Palace Guard for the left is context. For example, when it came to the Tea Party, the MSM was notorious for amplifying a single incident (that was usually a lie) and using it to attempt to smear and define an entire movement. This is what you do when you want to quickly take out a political enemy.

The MSM’s contextual game changes, however, when their desire is to strengthen a movement and give it credibility and room to grow. By dutifully reporting individual incidents but not reporting on the growing scope and size of Occupy Wall Street lawlessness, the MSM is willfully covering up the violence, vandalism, and anti-Semitism that truly does define this movement.

Nolte has also compiled a list of 81 (and counting) various offences from Occupy protests ranging from public defecation, needles, rapes, gang rapes and theft.

Meanwhile, as police resources are stretched, shootings have gone up 154% in NY.

There’s even an unconfirmed report of a death, probably from drug overdose.

Yet remember when the media jumped up and down about the Tea Party? And they hadn’t (and haven’t) even committed any offences (or at best, very few) apart from holding up some signs.

That this collective of shouty losers, drug addicts, rapists and generally people who can’t even take a dump properly claims it represents 99% of humanity is a sick joke.

No Obama. There is no equivilence between the OWS mob and the Tea Party movement.

H/T

IS ACORN/NYCC paying protesters?


We saw yesterday just how many hard Leftist groups are involved one way or another in the OWS protests.

And now?

Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York — operating as New York Communities for Change — have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.

NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources said.

Source:

“It was pretty funny. [NYCC organizing director] Jonathan [Westin] told staff they don’t pay for protesters, but the people in the meeting who work there objected and said, ‘Wait, you pay us to go to the protests every day?’ Then Jonathan said ‘No, but that’s your job,’ and staffers were like, ‘Yeah, our job is to protest,’ and Westin said, ‘No your job is to fight for economic and social justice. We just send you to protest.’

“Staff said, ‘Yes, you pay us to carry signs.’ Then Jonathan says, ‘That’s your job.’ It went on like that back and forth for a while.”

Ahh, a world of hard-Leftist bliss…

NYCC is also monitoring its staff’s behavior, cracking down on phone use and socialization. Officials have ordered all papers — even scraps — to be shredded every night, the source said.

“And all the supplies—everything around the office that said ‘ACORN’ — is now all in storage until this blows over,” the source said. “People literally have to cover up the cameras on the back of their cellphones in the office.”

“Now there’s no texting in the office, no phone calls in the office. They tell us to take our phone calls out into the waiting room where there’s an intercom, and then they turn on the intercom to hear our conversations. They’re installing new cameras and speakers around the building so they can hear everything.

… Where everyone can be a Winston Smith

Are OWS protesters protesting against… themselves???


Are these modern-day flagellates** back at “work” under the guise of trustafarianism?

a. a spoiled rich white kid who smokes pot.
b. a person who, in an act of rebellion has taken to smoking pot, pan-handling, and following grateful dead rip-off bands during the week, and then returning to his or her parent’s cozy home in the suburbs during the weekend.
c. one who lives with poorer people in an attempt to gain credibility, or street-cred, while disguising the trust fund they actually live off
Don’t let that guy smoke any of your stash, he’s a trustafarian, and never has his own to share.

Funny I didn’t pick that one up since I lived it* for a number of years (maybe moving on really is moving on?)

Link.

Just take a look at some of the houses these poor down-trodden folk go home to.

Ze evidence.

In all seriousness, but, what’s really dangerous is that some of America’s (and the world’s) best and brightest youth are being corrupted by some extremely hostile elements.

Read more of sdog here

The Texan home of an Occupy Wall Street protester, arrested October 5th

* Reasonably well-off but no trust fund… sorry LBB

** They’re whipping something, that’s for sure…

The supporters of Occupy Wall Street


Via Zombie at Pajamas Media:

The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers


Communist Party USA

    Sources:

Communist Party USA, OWS speech, The Daily Caller


American Nazi Party

    Sources:

Media Matters, American Nazi Party, White Honor, Sunshine State News


Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran

    Sources:

The Guardian, Tehran Times, CBS News


Barack Obama

    Sources:

ABC News, CBS News, ForexTV, NBC New York


The government of North Korea

    Sources:

Korean Central News Agency (North Korean state-controlled news outlet), The Marxist-Leninist, Wall Street Journal, Times of India


Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam

    Sources:

video statement (starting at 8:28), Black in America, Weasel Zippers, Philadelphia Weekly


Revolutionary Communist Party

    Sources:

Revolutionary Communist Party, Revolution newspaper, in-person appearance


David Duke

    Sources:

Talking Points Memo, video statement, davidduke.com


Joe Biden

    Sources:

Talking Points Memo, video statement, Mother Jones


Hugo Chavez

    Sources:

Mother Jones, Reuters, Examiner.com


Revolutionary Guards of Iran

    Sources:

Associated Press, FARS News Agency, UPI


Black Panthers (original)

    Sources:

in-person appearance, Occupy Oakland, Oakland Tribune


Socialist Party USA

    Sources:

Socialist Party USA, IndyMedia, The Daily Caller


US Border Guard

    Sources:

White Reference, www.usborderguard.com, Gateway Pundit, Just Another Day blog


Industrial Workers of the World

    Sources:

IWW web site, iww.org, in-person appearances


CAIR

    Sources:

in-person appearance, Washington Post, CAIR, CAIR New York


Nancy Pelosi

    Sources:

Talking Points Memo, video statement, ABC News, The Weekly Standard


Communist Party of China

    Sources:

People’s Daily (Communist Party organ), Reuters, chinataiwan.org, The Telegraph


Hezbollah

    Sources:

almoqawama.org, almoqawama.org (2), almoqawama.org (3), wikipedia


9/11Truth.org

    Sources:

911truth.org (1), 911truth.org (2), 911truth.org (3)


International Bolshevik Tendency

    Sources:

bolshevik.org, Wire Magazine


Anonymous

    Sources:

Adbusters, The Guardian, video statement


White Revolution

    Source:

whiterevolution.com


International Socialist Organization

    Sources:

Socialist Worker, socialistworker.org, in-person appearance


PressTV (Iranian government outlet)

    Sources:

PressTV, wikipedia


Marxist Student Union

    Sources:

Marxist Student Union, Big Government, marxiststudentunion.blogspot.com


Freedom Road Socialist Organization

    Sources:

FightBack News, fightbacknews.org


ANSWER

    Sources:

ANSWER press release, ANSWER web site, Xinhua


Party for Socialism and Liberation

    Sources:

Liberation News (1), pslweb.org, The Daily Free Press, Liberation News (2)

Be sure to check back for updates. Not the most savoury bunch there at all, even a moderate Leftist would surely agree.

H/T Paco

PS And like this bloke at American Glob, am disappointed Anonymous is on that list.

It would be a shame if Anonymous turned into their biggest enemy. Wouldn’t it?

60/22,000,000 somehow = 99%


Fight the power!

OCCUPY Melbourne protesters have taken over Treasury Gardens “indefinitely”.

About 60 anti-capitalist…

Woah, woah, woah. Stop right there.

60?

Frickin’ 60???

That’s it?

Well done, idiots. Represent


It’s may not be the “result” the 99% were looking for, but neither does it take a rocket scientist to have seen this one coming.

The Occupy Wall Street movement, which says its goals include improving the economic lot for 99 percent of Americans, may have some explaining to do to some cafe workers now out of a job.

Mark Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe at 40 Wall Street, just let 21 employees go.The reason? The barricades police have set up throughout Wall Street as a consequence of the ongoing demonstration.

It’s a credit the shop keeper managed to hold out for almost two months.

“The end result of it is that it completely destroyed the pedestrian traffic on Wall Street. Completely destroyed it,” Epstein said. “It is a desolate, police-controlled area.”

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