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Adbusters admits OWS flopped – now promoting ‘flash encampments’

Adbusters admits OWS flopped – now promoting ‘flash encampments’

From NewsBusters

The Occupy Wall Street movement was first proposed by the leftwing Canadian  magazine, Adbusters. However, now even they are forced to admit the obvious  about the failure of their creation which you can read in their sad OWS obituary:

Burned out, out of money, out of ideas… seduced by  salaries, comfy offices, book deals, old lefty cash and minor celebrity status,  some of the most prominent early heroes of our leaderless uprising are losing  the edge that catalyzed last year’s one thousand encampments. Bit by bit,  Occupy’s first generation is succumbing to an insidious institutionalization and  ossification that could be fatal to our young spiritual insurrection unless we  leap over it right now. Putting our movement back on track will take nothing  short of a revolution within Occupy.

Your humble correspondent begs your pardon for this comparison but does the  preceding Adbusters quote not sound eerily similar to this declaration by Bela  Lugosi as Dr. Eric Vornoff in that epic film, Bride of the Monster?

Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, Living like an  animal! The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its  master! I will perfect my own race of people. A race of atomic supermen which  will conquer the world! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

And what is the Adbusters version of “a race of atomic supermen which will  conquer the world?” An equally unrealistic solution as called “flash  encampments” as Adbusters explains:

The next big bang to capture the world’s  imagination could come not from a thousand encampments but from a hundred  thousand ephemeral jams… a global cascade of flash encampments may well be what  this hot Summer will look like.

And here is their “glowing example” of a flash encampment:

…The new tone was set on Earth Day, April 22, in a  suburb bordering Berkeley, California when a dozen occupiers quietly marched a  small crowd to a tract of endangered urban agricultural land, cut through the  locked fence and set up tents, kitchens and a people’s assembly. Acting  autonomously under the banner of Occupy, without waiting for approval from any  preexisting General Assembly, Occupy The Farm was notable for its sophisticated  preplanning and careful execution — they even brought chickens — that offered a  positive vision for the future and engendered broad community support. While  encampments across the world were unable to re-establish themselves on May Day,  this small cadre of farm occupiers boldly maintained their inspiring occupation  for nearly four weeks.

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2 Responses to Adbusters admits OWS flopped – now promoting ‘flash encampments’

  1. Jeffersonian June 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    A gaggle of idiots manages to invade a research farm, destroy years of work, and this is a “victory?” These people are insane.

  2. Winston Smith June 12, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    “I will create a Reich that will last a thousand years!” – he didn’t make it. And he had a massive, cutting edge military – a clever, powerful propaganda machine – opponents that, at first, were hesitant to oppose him – and an entire nation who wanted to hear what he said … at first … then got swept along with his initial successes.

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