A Canadian anti-Capitalist, economic terrorist manufactured the Occupy Wall Street phenom, and has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes.
In a post dated June 9, 2011 Adbusters issued the original Occupy Wall Street ‘call to arms’.
Adbusters 2011: “Now may be the ripest moment we’ll ever have to power-shift global capitalism onto a new sustainable path.”
Discover the Networks on Adbusters role in the inception of Occupy Wall Street:
AMF (Adbusters Media Foundation) was a key organizer—along with such groups as Occupy Wall Street, USDayOfRage, NYC General Assembly, Take The Square, and Anonymous—of a September 17, 2011 “Day of Rage” protest which was staged in the vicinity of New York’s Wall Street financial center, which AMF viewed as the very emblem of the capitalist system which it so despised—“the financial Gomorrah of America” and “the greatest corrupter of our democracy.” Seeking to build on the anti-globalization movement and striving to promote “a worldwide shift in revolutionary tactics,” AMF called for “20,000 people [to] flood into lower Manhattan [on September 17], set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months.”
In its communiques to the “radicals and utopian dreamers” who were planning to participate in the September 17 demonstrations, AMF warned that: “Strategically speaking, there is a very real danger that if we naively put our cards on the table and rally around the ‘overthrow of capitalism’ or some equally outworn utopian slogan, then our Tahrir moment [i.e., opportunity for revolutionary change] will quickly fizzle into another inconsequential ultra-lefty spectacle soon forgotten.” To guard against this possibility, AMF called for “a deceptively simple Trojan Horse demand” that was “so specific and doable” that it would be “impossible for President Obama to ignore.” Thus, under the slogan “Democracy Not Corporatocracy,” AMF issued a demand for Obama to “ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington.” [...]
Who is Adbusters? The following is an excerpt from Adbusters’ profileÂ on ActivistCash.com:
A Literal Culture Jam
Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn
Adbusters is the brainchild of Kalle Lasn, an Estonian-born documentary filmmaker. He spent his childhood in a German refugee camp and in Australia. Lasn founded a market research company in Tokyo in the 1960s and eventually moved to Vancouver, Canada. For twenty years, he produced documentaries for PBS and Canada’s National Film Board. Then, as he tells it, a “realization” hit him.
Lasn stood in a Canadian supermarket parking lot frustrated because he had to insert a quarter into a cart to shop there. He jammed his quarter in so that the cart became inoperable. This was the first “culture jam” (quite literally). “I didn’t stop to analyze whether this was ethical or not,” Lasn would later explain in his book. “I just let my anger flow.”
[Srsly? What a douche.]
Adbusters now also has a PR arm, the Powershift Advocacy Advertising Agency. Powershift creates campaigns for favored non-profit, militant causes.
Occupy Wall Street.org about/press release:
“We are not affiliated with Adbusters,”
“In Solidarity, and as a response to this call, a planning group was formed [occupywallst.org]“
Not so fast! More like “in unison” as an “affiliate” of Adbusters’ astroturf campaign.
OccupyWallStreet.org is registered to Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn:
Occupywallstreet.org was registered by Lasn on June 9, 2011, the same EXACT date that Lasan’s Adbusters made the initial Occupy Wall Street call to arms.
Imagine that! Lasn was locked and loaded, and ready for the useful idiots to trickle in. Artificial spontaneity under the guise of grass roots.
For good measure, Adbusters.org domain registration:
Dance Occupy Wall Street puppets, dance.
Reading Adbusters, one learns that the authors do not like people very much, particularly Americans. “About a third of Americans today are certifiably fascist,” declares Anis Shivani in the September/October 2003 issue. “Another 20 percent or so can be swayed around to particular causes with smart propaganda.”
Adbusters: Certifiable environ-mental patients.
Back to the Middle Ages
Why do Adbusters writers and editors hate personal choice so much? Because their utopia would be a nightmare for most Americans. “What makes you think you have the right to drive around with a ton of metal wrapped around you,” asks the September/October 2003 issue, “the right to twist a tap and get hot water, the right to flick a switch and get your house warmed up?” Were the Adbusters group to get its way, hundreds of years of progress would vanish.
“Plentitude [sic] is American culture’s perverse burden,” Kalle Lasn writes in Culture Jam. The twenty-first century’s increasing food supply, labor-saving technologies, improved life expectancy — he and his organization would like to remove those “burdens.”
Judging from its magazine, Adbusters wants us to make do with fewer of the conveniences and technological advances we take for granted.
Food? “[E]very meat eater is responsible for the death of 2000 animals in his or her lifetime,” the November/December 2002 issue tells us. That issue, featuring a photograph of pigs juxtaposed with Nazi death camp prisoners, may have inspired People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ outrageous “Holocaust on Your Plate” exhibit.
The car? “[A]rguably the most destructive product we humans have ever produced,” Lasn writes. Even refrigerators contribute “noise pollution,” so he suggests their total elimination.
You go first dip-stick, let me know how it works out.
Lasn is a flaming environmental hypocrite.
He has called the automobile “arguably the most destructive product we humans have ever produced.” Yet he cheerfully drives a Toyota, as he writes in Culture Jam: “The love of convenience, the time I save, the speed and the power, and the lack of viable alternatives trump my hate more often than not.” In typically elitist fashion, what is “convenience” for Lasn is brainwashing for the masses.
And remember this quote from above?
“Food? “Every meat eater is responsible for the death of 2000 animals in his or her lifetime,”
Adbusters’ Kalle Lasn talks the meat free talk but does not walk the meat free walk. A do as I say, but not as I do — poseur!
A reporter from the Sydney Sun Herald asked Lasn whether he ever eats at McDonald’s. He admitted he did and explained, “People ask me this all the time — it’s very embarrassing — but I’m just a walking, talking contradiction. I’m not pure, and I don’t feel like I want to be all that pure.” Why Americans must be purer than Kalle Lasn is something he has refused to explain.
Attention all you wannabe or budding violent revolutionaries! Let your anger out! Rage drives revolutions!
Adbusters generally prefers rage to discernment. “Let your anger out. When it wells up suddenly from deep in your gut, don’t suppress it — channel it, trust it, use it. Don’t be so unthinkingly civil all the time,” Kalle Lasn advises. “Rage drives revolutions.”
Adbusters by definition is a clarion call for the destruction of property, which has resulted in MILLIONS of $ in damages.
The very name of the group implies destruction of private property. This is specifically advocated in nearly every issue of the magazine. Of course, its leaders prefer to couch this directive in lofty rhetoric, thinking of themselves as freedom fighters. “Consumer capitalism is by its very nature unethical,” Lasn writes, “and therefore it’s not unethical to jam it … liberating a billboard in the middle of the night can be a rather honest and joyful thing to do.”
Adbusters magazine teaches and encourages subversive tactics that typically lead to property destruction. It may only be billboards now, but the cost adds up — a group of Australians has already caused $1 million in damage to outdoor advertising alone.
And the hypocrisy beat goes on…
Adbusters are GREEDY capitalist pig consumerists, in anti-consumerist clothing!
Adbusters may try to discourage buying, but obviously not when it comes to its own wares. Lasn has claimed that the magazine “is trying to sell ideas rather than products.” A look at its order form tells another story.
The slick glossy has a cover price of $7.95 — more than twice the price of People, Vogue, or GQ. The Adbusters website features a plethora of products for sale, including videos, posters, calendars, postcards, books, and even a 3×5-foot “corporate” flag — the American flag with the stars replaced by corporate logos. In 2002, Adbusters suggested substituting its version for the real Stars and Stripes on July 4 in front of stores, schools, and embassies.
Much, much more at link: http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/36-adbusters
Connections, connections! It is not only who they are, but who they know….
Most notably the extreme left wing’s top money man George Soros. There are but two scant degrees of separation between Adbusters and Soros. Soros‘Â Open Society Institute is a MAJOR funder of the Tides Foundation (I’m talking millions) and the Tides Foundation funds Adbusters.
Here is another ActivistCash mention of Tides Foundation Adbusters funding. The amount is much higher than the amount noted above, and the time frame is wider:
Zowie, that is a lot of dough from a foundation so heavily funded in part by the profits of *gasp* evil corporate big oil and it’s just as evil cousins, corporate car manufacturers.
Apparently quite pleased with what they see as their successful Occupy Wall Street astroturf campaign. On September 30, 2011 Adbusters announced upcoming “peoples democracy movement” global revolutionary protest plans.
Their “something special” for the G20 sounds ominous. ViolentÂ Anarchist destruction as with past summits? Don’t put it past them.
http://october2011.org/Â — http://15october.net/
Last but not least, just for kicks.
This exit question:
By left-wing obama zombie standards, is this cover photo from Adbusters issue #89 May/June 2010 inherently raaaaacist???
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Liberty Chick links at Big Government…thanks!
Jeff Dunetz of Yid With Lid links…thanks!
Jeff Dunetz also links at Big Government…thanks!
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