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Forum Post: ARTICLE: occupy bilderberg: an experiment in activist journalism

Posted 6 years ago on May 3, 2012, 4:16 a.m. EST by goodvibespromo (8)
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By J.G. Vibes theintelhub.com May 2, 2012

link: http://theintelhub.com/2012/05/03/occupy-bilderberg-an-experiment-in-activist-journalism/

In order to be effective, social activism must be in a constant state of evolution, to contend with the games that are played and the tricked that are pulled by the forces that are trying to maintain power.

It is becoming apparent in 2012 that we need to change the way that we approach activism and the way that we handle protests.

For many generations now the politicians and corporate media have been very successful at managing protests to achieve their own political goals, create propaganda and even test out experimental military tactics and weapons.

Knowing this to be true it’s probably a good idea to take a look at what is working and what isn’t so more effective protest strategies can be developed.

The one main thing that that will destroy the credibility of any protest is the use of physical violence or destruction of property. Besides, violence is the systems game and they are very good at playing it because they have a lot of practice, so it is useless and counterproductive to stoop to their level.

The same goes for destruction of property, governments and multinational corporations could care less about some damaged property, they spend billions of dollars a day with no concern.

Besides it not even their own money that their spending, so you’re not hurting them in the least by violating their stolen property. Even worse, violent and destructive behavior gives the establishment a perfect opportunity to create propaganda and label anyone who wants freedom or disagrees with their edicts as a criminal.

This is so important to recognize because the realm of public relations is the actual battlefield that this revolution is playing out on. It’s not a physical battle, out in the streets, but it’s a battle for the minds and the trust of the people we share this planet with.

That’s not to say that peacefully getting out in the streets on occasions like this isn’t important, because it is, but people involved in protests should definitely be thinking about the effect that their actions will have on the public relations front.

Not using violence is a pretty common guideline for these sorts of things, but I would also add the somewhat controversial idea that any kind of political goals are counterproductive as well.

The only difference between casting an uncounted vote for a republicrat and protesting for a political goal is that in one situation you’re begging from the ballot box and in the other situation you’re begging from the streets.

In most cases the reason why people take to the streets in the first place is because it has become obvious that those in power are corrupt and dishonest, so it wouldn’t make much sense to start making “demands” of these known psychopaths.

Also, asking them for anything is another loss on the public relations front because it sends the message that they aren’t responsible for the mess that were in, and that they can actually do something about it, neither of which is true.

The message that needs to be sent is that they are responsible for the problems that they created and that they cannot and should not be involved in the process of fixing these problems. So how can that message be sent? Well, to start off a lot of people may not know who I’m talking about right now when I keep on saying “they”.

Am I speaking of the politicians, the corporations, the media, the military industrial complex, or maybe the oil companies perhaps? I’m actually talking about all of the above, and if you have been following the alternative media you will know that all of these aforementioned groups are meeting for the annual Bilderberg conference at the end of this month in Chantilly Virginia.

Beings that the Bilderberg conference is such a vital aspect of this public relations fight, this is a perfect time to start considering which methods of activism will be most effective in this situation.

In so many ways this meeting represents the incredible dishonesty of the mainstream media, and mainstream culture as a whole, but most people don’t even realize it because they don’t even know that this organization exists.

However, if they were to find out about this organization because thousands of independent people became the media themselves and did the work that the mainstream media hasn’t been doing, that would radically change the whole political paradigm in the entire world.

Even if all you have is a throw away camera or a smartphone, getting footage of this event and adding to the crowd of people who are concerned about this issue will be much more productive than knocking down fences and storming the castle, something that I certainly wouldn’t advise.

Historically protests have been centered around the desire for some sort of instant fix, where the world will be saved by dinner time, and that’s just doesn’t seem to be happening.

This mindset is probably what creates the tendency in people to drift towards either political goals, or disruptive and risky goals. Destruction of property, trespassing or even attempting to prevent people from entering the conference, will do nothing but amuse them and give them an opportunity to create propaganda which will eventually be used against us.

Although, this is just me and my thoughts based on the research that I have done, other people may have other ideas about how to approach these kinds of situations, but overall I feel that a new approach needs to be taken towards protests as a whole, because what we have seen in the past has not been effective in the long term, hence the fact that we’re still enslaved.

I will be writing on this subject all month though, including a special series of reports for theintelhub.com who I will also be joining on location, so please feel free to send me your thoughts, disagreements and ideas on this subject.



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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Co-option attempts by Alex Jones.....again?

Why no complaints about that?

I wonder if OWS can sue him for using the term?

[-] 2 points by MachineShopHippie (216) from Louisville, KY 6 years ago

Excellent idea. If you see something, say something. And take a picture. Really, without all of the occupier cameras, May Day would have gone down in history as the dying breath of a failed movement. It's hard to ignore something when there's video of it.

Remember though... it's just HARD to ignore. Not IMPOSSIBLE. We need to be impossible to ignore.

Also, speaking of bizarre and kind of stupid suppression, what asshole would downvote Xenu's comment? This may be the last place where our votes matter, so let's pay attention to weird, illogical voting trends. Specifically, helpful or educated posts get no love, but 'Let's kill them with fire and take all their stuff!' and other non-productive posts get upvoted so they get top billing.

I hope lots and lots of people see this thread because I think it's a really interesting idea and I think that if everyone in the world actually tried to catch these sneaky bastards on tape, it would be a much better place. With liberty and justice for all, you dig?

[-] 2 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 6 years ago

Great post.

[-] 1 points by anonbankster (16) 6 years ago

Alex Jones calls for Occupy Bilderberg


[-] 1 points by anonbankster (16) 6 years ago

Alex Jones called for this during a recent interview on RT. While I'm not of his...(I think he's a right wing paranoid nut for the most part) even a broken clock is right twice a day. I think it would be very eye opening for the general public if the mainstream corporate media was finally forced to cover the Bilderberg meetings thanks to coverage of a large number of protesters via alternative media, activist journalists, livestream, twits, etc. This year's meeting should be very interesting since it is taking place in Virginia this year. I'm sure the 1 Percent there will be talking about us! LOL

[-] 1 points by goodvibespromo (8) 6 years ago

thanks for the love guys, i will be writing on this subject all month, and be covering this event on location with them in Virginia next month

this is our opportunity to let the world know who we are talking about when we say "the 1%"