This post follows on from the previous Revolution Business post. A viewing of the 27-minute Journeyman Films documentary featured in the post will provide background context for the following. It also provides a lucid, coherent overview of the subject, which should facilitate the open-minded approach required by the following information. I say this knowing that this what I have to say will be neither popular nor well received. I write not to undermine the positivity of the people involved, but to help the cause. Forewarned is, as they say, forearmed.
By now most even casually media-aware folk (in the West) have heard about the Occupy Wall St. action and replicated actions throughout Europe and America now being called the Occupy Together Movement. Those connected to alternative media will have been aware of the actions for a little longer than those who rely on mainstream communication channels. I’ve been aware of its development from the pre-action promotion by Adbusters and have been watching it since, and wasn’t surprised by the initial mainstream media blackout.
On the surface of it, it looks great, ‘little’ people of all types kicking back, just like ‘the common man’ has been doing in Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, etc throughout the year in a variety of ‘colour revolutions’. As I’ve spent the last five years developing and implementing ways of encouraging people to reclaim their power and take a more proactive role in changing the world for the better, I should be jumping for joy and getting involved in an ‘Occupy’ action in my own locale. But I’m not. I’m not because I’m not sure about the ‘Occupy Together Movement’.
There are several reasons why I’m not sure. Having studied manipulative media strategies, the initial news media response to the action in Washington made me think. The first days of the action were abuzz with the fact that there was a ‘news blackout’. The fact that no mainstream news agencies were reporting a major protest in the capital confirmed for many that ‘they’ were threatened by it and were seeking to suppress its development. But I wondered. Are 21st century US media controllers that naive to not know that the Internet and social media would be used, just as it is in almost every instance of unrest these days, and savvy enough to know that a blackout would be read as confirmation of the importance of the protest?
The fact that when the ‘blackout’ was lifted, Keith Olberman read out the movement’s statement had me wondering some more. Again, a 21st century US TV network giving over six minutes, between fifteen and twenty thousand dollars worth of airtime to comprehensively list the grievances of the masses and invite all Americans to join them in opposing the system.
Now given the millions of dollars that go from ‘Wall St’ to both the Democrat and Republican parties, and the connections between ‘Wall St’, Congress and the media, it stretches my credulity beyond breaking point to hear the media mouthpiece of the machine invite everyone down to stop it.
So I started digging and found several others doubting and/or criticising the movement. To my mind some of the points they raise were valid, others not so. Actually, some of the outlets themselves have sociopolitical perspectives that are quite different to my own. The article I’ve chosen to include below mentions COINTELPRO.
The FBI has a history of infiltrating antiwar and civil rights movements. In the 60s and 70s the FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COunter INTELligence PROgram) attacked Native American and African-American rights groups and successfully infiltrated, subverted and destabilised various antiwar groups. The program was so successful that all political groups at that time were considered to have been infiltrated, if not wholly set up in the first place by the FBI.
Occupy Wall Street is COINTELPRO (Phony Opposition)
October 10, 2011
It’s everywhere! Just like Arab Spring for North America! and it’s sooooooo grass roots and spontaneous!
[Editor’s Note: The “tell” is the publicity this is getting from the TV Networks who spin it as the Democratic Party equivalent of the Tea Party.]
by Richard Evans
COINTELPRO was the FBI acronym for ‘Counter Intelligence Program’. COINTELPRO not only infiltrated domestic antiwar and civil rights protest groups, it also created them. By 1968, the largest leading ‘counterculture’ groups were entirely FBI/CIA controlled.
In fact the leading ‘Anti-Establishment’ figures of the late 60’s early 70’s were outed years later as having been double agents for the CIA.
COINTELPRO SDS LOGO c.1969
COINTELPRO never went away, it got privatized.
ORGANIZED BY A SERBIAN OUTFIT
OCCUPY WALL STREET and the OCCUPY TOGETHER MOVEMENT is the work of SERBIAN contract revolution organizers the CENTER FOR APPLIED NONVIOLENT ACTION AND STRATEGIES [C.A.N.V.A.S] in Belgrade and it’s field operative organizer company, “OPTOR!”
So don’t you believe it when ABC says “Everybody and nobody are in charge….” or the Guardian hints, “rumors persist the group “Anonymous” is behind the Occupy Together Movement”.
The cover story is that back in 1998 some college students at the University of Belgrade that were unhappy with totalitarian regime of Slobodan Milošević decided it would be fun to topple the Serbian government. The smartest guy in the room, Ivan Marovic, allegedly dreamed up a grass roots strategy and they went to work organizing protests as OTPOR! which means RESISTANCE! in English.
The group was helped by the fact that the US and NATO started bombing the heck out of Serbia in 1999 accelerated the fall of Slobodan Milošević (below left) by 2000. Western media hailed Marovic and OTPOR! as new age geniuses, but it came out later that Ivan Marovic’s stragegy and program came from a Boston think tank’s subversion manual, ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’ by a Harvard Professor named Gene Sharp.
Hundreds of copies of the Boston manual were provided in the Serbian language by the Albert Einstein Institution – “a non-profit organization that specializes in the study of the methods of non-violent resistance in conflicts”.
A documentary on Professor Sharp’s global influence on the revolutions export, “How to Start a Revolution” was released in September 2011. It won awards at the Boston Film Festival and London’s Raindance Film Festival on October 2nd 2011.
Basking in media hype that OTPOR! had toppled the big bad Serbian regime, Ivan Marovic and his band of merry pranksters founded the CENTER FOR APPLIED NONVIOLENT ACTION AND STRATEGIES [C.A.N.V.A.S] . It occupies an office building in downtown Belgrade, which plans revolutions and trains organizers in subversive strategy and tactics for money. . The Belgrade office is nicknamed ‘Revolution University’. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/02/16/revolution_u?page=full
Well, hold the bus. That’s the story currently on the Internet, but it omits the same operation in the color and flower revolutions dating back to Czechoslovakia 1989. The VELVET Revolution.
Radio Prague history online:http://archiv.radio.cz/history/history15.html
Word on the street in Prague was that there was KGB involvement getting it started, and we know there was CIA support and Western funding as well. That may be a meaningful case in itself, and the history of these ‘people’s revolutions’ mustn’t be allowed to fall through the cracks of mainstream media. OTPOR’s being portrayed as the genesis of ‘people power’ but it was the baby on the block in 1998. The news today is scripted for an audience born after 1987, evidently.
C.A.N.V.A.S. even markets a computer game that teaches all ages how to start your own revolution called “People Power”. Marovic said candidly in a documentary interview that the game was funded by one of the original backers of Otpor! A previous version of the game was called ‘A Force More Powerful’.
Marovic said he can personally train only 150 subversives a year, the game reaches tens of thousand at a price of ten dollars a download. I’ve reviewed the game and attest it’s a highly detailed simulation of how these export revolutions are organized, complete with ‘establishment’ reactions.
The so-called ‘spontaneous’ ‘Twitter’ Revolutions in the Middle East in February. Who do you think is organizing the unemployed, uneducated, angry Middle East youth who are the brown shirts of these revolutions? The Carnegie Foundation says the most wonderful things about them.
Let’s be honest. C.A.N.V.A.S. is a for-profit business, not a non-profit NGO. “Ivan Marovic” is a CIA contractor: a front man like ‘Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.
OCCUPY WALL STREET
What’s all this got to do with OCCUPY WALL STREET and the the OCCUPY TOGETHER ‘grass roots’ movement in America?
Take a minute to watch this. You’ll figure out.
Ivan Marovic of ‘Otpor!’ addresses Occupy Wall Street NYC Sept. 22, 2011
The Revolution Business –
NOT ALL PROTESTS ARE FAKE
COINTELPRO fake protests partner with MEDIA to distract from real protests. I believe the Greek protest is genuine. OCCUPY WALL STREET was timed to drown out the Greeks.
I think this because the Greeks had a specific demand last month in direct response to their government’s sellout to the IMF. The Greek protest was saying ‘Don’t vote to accept this debt, traitors!’The “Occupy Wall Street” type protest is NON SPECIFIC.
CONINTELPRO handled protests don’t make demands – they make ‘statements’. Like, “STOP WAR! LEGALIZE POT! “Give us back our future!” and “Stop pollution!”
OCCUPY TOGETHER in the US and Canada are directed by C.A.N.V.AS., the same directors behind the Tunisian and Egyptian and ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions. They may look the same but the objectives are quite different. The objective in America and Canada is NOT to topple ‘regimes’. C.A.N.V.AS. is backed by Council on Foreign Relations foundations like Carnegie Group and the Albert Einstein Institute and myriad other funnels of Illuminati funding.
– this is yet another orchestrated international ‘controlled opposition’ mouse trap. the ‘Tea Party’ is the controlled opposition trap for the convervative, this is the controlled opposition trap for the naive lefties.
The above article shows that there’s potentially more to this ‘protest’ than meets the eye. In fact, given the FBI’s track record in dealing with grassroots political groups, if the Occupy Movement wasn’t set up/infiltrated/co-opted it would be the exception to the rule.
Let’s say though, that it is the exception. So what? Large groups of politically dissatisfied people gather in cities across America to demand, as someone said, that the criminals in power stop acting like criminals. ‘We the people demand that, blah blah blah. If you don’t, we’ll…we’ll…camp in the park…and…and…march down the street!’
By all this I don’t mean to say that I don’t think there are good things that are coming out of this. People of all kinds have become more aware and shown that ‘we the people’ can get together and do something. The gathering in itself is so valuable in this age of fragmented society and cultural individualisation. What I’m trying to point out is the potential for this to be, if not a case of, liable to manipulation and misdirection.
With that in mind I urge you to do your own research and make up your own mind based on that (and pass this on to others). As I say in the appendix of Psyclone:
Whatever you see on television, hear on the radio, or read in the newspapers has been, at the very least, allowed. More often than not though, it has been meticulously designed using principles of behavioural psychology and linguistics toward very specific aims. Put another way, if your channels of information are confined to those listed above, then your awareness, your reality, is being manipulated and compromised.
What that statement doesn’t take into account is the fact that ‘they’ actually use every channel and every trick in the book to achieve their ends, including the Internet and social media.
The people running the show have been doing so for a long time. It would be naive to think that this ‘movement’ has them on the hop. For instance, in January 2006 Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton was awarded a $385 million contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention centres in the U.S. These are to provide “temporary detention and processing capabilities” in preparation for “an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs” in the event of other emergencies, such as “a natural disaster”.
The implications of this and other, seemingly at first, disconnected developments should not be underestimated. The article Red Alert: FEMA Camps, Martial Law and Indefinite Detention Without Trial covers aspects such as martial law training among the U.S. police force and army, the designation of dissenters as ‘enemy combatants’, the establishment of a civilian inmate labour program under development by the Department of the Army, and the alarming historical parallels of Nazi Germany.
A once seemingly disconnected development could be the early August reports of mass troop movements within the US. (Used as a search term, the last portion of that sentence will produce a long list of reports.) Iread about those and about the calls for global mass protests and wonder if people are playing right into their hands.
The following post will provide information that everyone can use to safeguard themselves and others around them from manipulation by infiltrators trained in propaganda, neurolinguistics and other disciplines that can be used to manipulate unsuspecting groups and individuals.
With careful thought and well considered action we can, individually and collectively, change things for the better. We have to ‘box clever’ though. There are people who get paid big salaries to develop and implement covert ways to manipulate revolutions. It’s big business. Look around the world and you can see how good they are at it.
Think about it.
Links for further research