An Open Letter to OWS from a Former Tea Party Movement Adherent
October 8, 2011
Analysis: "The media will initially and purposely avoid covering your dissenting movement to cause confusion about what your movement is about within mainstream audiences. This is to enrage you and make you appear unreasonable. While the obsfuscation is happening, corporatists/government stooges will infiltrate. Once the infiltration is complete, the MSM will manufacture public media antipathy towards the movement. If OWS is to survive, here's what needs to be done."
An Open Letter and Warning
From a Former Tea Party Movement Adherent
To the Occupy Wall Street Movement
RICE, MN (October 7, 2011) -- 1- The media will initially and purposely avoid covering your dissenting movement to cause confusion about what your movement is about within mainstream audiences. This is to enrage you and make you appear unreasonable, and perhaps even invisible.
2- While the obsfuscation is happening, corporatists/government stooges will infiltrate and give superficial support, focus and financial backing to the targetted movement. In the tea party movement's case, it was the religious Republicans and Koch Brothers.
In this case, it's the Public Sector Unions (the organizations as quasi-human entities, not the members themselves) and Ultra Rich liberals who pretend to care, but frankly do not serve liberators and freedom seekers but rather the interests of those who run the Public Sector Unions and the Democratic Party. Democrat, Republican, these parties are all part of the same corporate ruling system. Case in point.
3- The media will cover the movement only after this infiltration succeeds. Once the infiltration is completed the MSM will manufacture public media antipathy towards the movement by using selective focus on the movement's most repulsive elements or infiltrators on the corporate Conservative media side, while the corporate Liberal media will create a more sympathetic tragic hero image -- this is the flip side of the tea party, but same media manipulation tactics. I go into greater detail on this tactic here.
4- Someone in the Democratic Party will feign sympathy for the movement and falsely "non-partisan" entities provide tons of funding and unwanted organization, just as was done with the Tea Party movement by Republicans. Once people assume that the government operatives are their friends, the government will hijack the movement and the threat of your movement will be neutralized.
If this new Occupy Wall Street movement is to survive, here's what needs to be done:
1- Loudly denounce violence and disavow the violent rabble-rousers of the movement. They do not help the cause.
2- Be image conscious. Present your best face and call out those who act like fools within the movement. People are more likely to pay attention to you in your Sunday dress and bringing homemade food, than when you are drinking a bottle of Snapple and chomping on Big Macs while you are looking like a slacker rich hipster/unwashed hippie stereotype.
3- Accept that you've already been infiltrated by the government, and work hard to say, and state what your movement is and is not about. "No, this isn't about unions or Liberals, conservatives or bored spoiled brats. This is about 99% of our population being exploited and manipulated for the sake of profit." "No we will not resort to violence." "Yes, all we want is for for the end of government collusion with corporate entities that are illegitimately recognized as people." And, so forth...
4- Don't forget who you are as the illusions are thrown at you. Corporatists are masters of illusions. That's the most powerful weapon they have. That's how they sell products you don't need and convince you to justify accepting atrocities for the sake of products Don't fall for it. Otherwise, your cause will be lost.
Be wary of large donations from special interest groups or non-profit corporations that were not involved this movement from the inception. Special interests groups are not your allies. Non-profit corporations are still corporations, and unfortunately, too many of them care more about donations than doing the right thing. Killing a movement with kindness is easy.
5- Remain independent and focused. If you can, pick a face to represent your movement. Rosa Parks wasn't just a random lady in a bus -- she was chosen. You too can use the power of illusion against those who oppose you.
I wish your movement better luck than we had with the tea party movement before it got hijacked by the theocrats and corporatists. We used to be non-partisan too. We were the older version of you. But, I believe that as the media apparatchik and infiltrators start to twist your cause, you will understand the frustration us early adopter tea partiers felt and that we were not your enemy after all.
A fascist oligarchy on the verge of winning is our common enemy. This should be your focus. Don't be dazzled by the illusion as we were. For the sake of our future, know who you are.
Lifting the Veil on Psywar
by S DN
To understand how movements get hijacked, check out this video.
Lifting the Veil from S DN on Vimeo.
Co-opting and infiltration of movements has a very long history. I hear alot of the young Occupy-ers complain about not getting mainstream media attention. I recommend that we who are not 'yet' infiltrated by 'Party' groups or fans of politicians… Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader or dazzled by celebrities like Michael Moore or famous musicians, actors etc... stay focused on the problems distilled (very well) in the Declaration and continue to come up with our own solutions. Keep the declarations evolving and distilling.
Stay as independent as possible!! I hear a lot of clear-thinking young adults… young women and men who can think for themselves. I'm 53 and I feel inspired for the first time since the late 60's and 70's that real progress is possible. The generations in between that era and now have been lost in a mire of materialism and self-absorbtion. The problem of Money In Politics as Kimber said...is another word for corporatism or fascism. It's the lifeblood of the dictatorship we live under.
It'll get worse before it gets better. So in that same vein, be VERY wary of big stars, politicians or any kind of organizations trying to insert Money into OccupyWS movement. Build your own… our own media. Use the independent media that's already there. Work outside the system. Your creativity will yield far greater results. Much love & hope. Solidarity with you warriors for our planet!