Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 8, 2011, 7:45 p.m. EST by NYSockExchange
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Ladies and Gentlemen.
We find ourselves at a very particular point in time right now. As I write this, multiple organizations are attempting to latch onto our energy, desire, and drive in an effort to drum up support for their own prerogatives. As such, I would like to take a moment to address this trend.
Ah, MoveOn. Champions of the DNC-left. Once an anti-war movement -- now more of a movement in the sense of stomach growls and bloating. Parasitic in their desire to latch onto something -- anything -- that gets them into the spotlight.
"Hey, look at this generation getting on the ball to create change! Let's harness this and bring in our own set of demands!"
I'd like to take this moment to point out how They see You: You are children. You are easily manipulated. Your free spirit is a commodity and your energy is pivotal to the furthering of objectives that are not yours.
You are easily distracted. You'll never notice this.
My retaliation to this claim is that we are none of these things -- and to underestimate our strength, willpower, and intelligence is a direct insult. If you are such fine organizers -- why don't you schedule your own rally? Why do you feel the need to attach yourself to our shark as a lamprey? To follow our movement like suckfish -- consuming anything that can not fit into our mouths? Did dressing up in pink and causing disruption in public forums not work as well as you had expected?
Sorry to hear that. Try again.
AdBusters is a pretty nice magazine. I've been a pretty steady reader since the day I ran into a copy of a cool-looking magazine while waiting for a friend in Central Station in D.C.
The words and concepts within the magazine are often painfully broad in subject matter -- but it's a solid magazine that acts as a shotgun, hitting as many targets as possible. Sparking ideas. Encouraging discourse. Including a packet of seeds to plant in the cracks of sidewalks.
It suggests participation and subversion over simply reading about how great green energy is or what sort of farming is productive.
I listened to a man tell me today that this entire thing was bank-rolled by George Soros because some of Soros's money goes toward AdBusters -- where one of the first instances of Wall Street occupation was suggested.
Considering the political affiliation of the man I was talking to, I can understand how this concept would be very familiar to him. In his world there are no grassroots efforts. There are no "from the ground up" movements that occur without a board, a PR manager, or a test group to ensure that the use of Helvetica font was the right choice.
Honest movements don't happen in his world.
Suddenly Glenn Beck is on stage, point to geese, saying that it's God's Fly Over -- animals appearing as machines of war in formation. Suddenly there are people with signs that say the taxation of wealthy is akin to being slaves. Suddenly senators are being shot.
If Soros is considered our benefactor in this movement due to a call-to-arms article in an anti-establishment magazine he funds -- then so be it. The absurdity of that statement is damning to every effort from any political (or non-political party) that has been in the media. So at least if I'm damned, so is everyone else.