Occupy Genesis

Occupy Genesis

History tells us that early Nazi party ideology was, among other things, anti-big business, anti-capitalism and anti- democracy. Sound familiar yet? Remember those anti-Semitic signs at SOME Occupy “events”? Where did OWS come from? I know, I’m a little late to the party but it is never too late to learn, right? The Occupy movement had its genesis in Canadian Kalle Lasn, who publishes the anti-consumerist (???) magazine Adbusters. While he rhetorically denies being anti-Semitic, he has a history of writings which can quite easily be viewed as leaning that way. EASILY!! The New Yorker magazine (NEW YORKER article here) reports that he uses Adbusters as a platform for “stridently criticizing Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians…”. I’ll leave it to you to Google “Kalle Lasn anti-Semite” and variations thereof. While you are at it Google his article “Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish?”. David Duke (definite anti-Semite, agreed?) supports his writings so you do the math… To be fair, when Duke tried to piggyback onto the Occupy movement, some Occupiers DID discount his rantings, so I gotta give OWS credit for that. Further, since Lasn has spoken of the coming death of capitalism, I am semi-curious to know how he puts food on his table and a roof over his head? However I do not care to investigate the issue so please feel free to do so and get back to me on that, eh? Really, I simply can’t be bothered.

The Abbott to Lasn’s Costello is Micah White, senior editor of the purported magazine (if ya look at the magazine, it’s more akin to Mad or Cracked magazines then Time) White believes it is important to note that his mother was Caucasian, his father African-American (is that correct “PC” terminology?). Does his purported lineage buy him “street cred” with the mass of simpletons who live in the Land of Occupy? I don’t care, I just report, you decide. In middle school White’s parents supported his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Great! White describes himself as a “mystical anarchist”. Are you following this? It seems the more layers you peel away from OWS it actually leads to more stupidity than even I give the movement credit for. The New Yorker credits another person as being at the vanguard of Occupy;Justine Tunney, a twenty-something based in Philadelphia. She had the foresight to register occupy’s “.org” site so she obviously has at least a modicum of intelligence. Good for her. Wait, it gets better. She is reportedly a “transgender anarchist”. Seriously! You just can’t make this stuff up!! [POLICY STATEMENT: OccupyBawlStreet.com is NOT anti-LGBT!!]

Okay, I honestly just wanted to get some idea in a nutshell where this thing came from and perhaps inform some of you. The New Yorker article really is honestly a good read even even if you dislike Occupy as much as I do, so click on that link to it above. Tell me, are my Nazi party parallels fair?  Trying to be fair, I am NOT saying all Occupy zombies are nazis, just saying the origins of both should cause us to ask questions and keep our eyes open. I will say this, anti-Semitism in any form cannot be ingnored. FYI my long-term plans for this site are not to focus on the occupy idiocy, it’s just that the more I learn about them the more I am entertained.  I also used to enjoy that game “Trivial Pursuit” so, I pursue the trivial..

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