Friday, October 21, 2011

Busting Adbusters and Occupy Wall Street

We finally got past Foreskin Man's antisemitic campaign to ban infant circumcision when a state court declared the San Francisco and Santa Monica ordinances in violation of California law and a violation of First Amendment religious protection. But never fear. The new antisemitism is alive and well and occupying Wall Street.

In a previous post, I mentioned that much of the early organizational impetus for the "spontaneous" Occupy Wall Street movement came from Nazi collaborator and currency manipulator George Soros in Adbusters, the Canadian magazine which first started organizing people to descend on New York City (see: Twitter Twits). But Georgie Boy is the puppetmaster who likes to stay hidden behind the screen. The real brains and major funder behind the magazine and the public image of Adbusters is retired Wall Street stock trader Robert Halper.

It seems that Halper subscribes to two dicta: "There's no antisemite like an old antisemite," and "I got mine, f--- you." Halper still lives in luxury in Upper West Side New York City, near his old haunts at the New York Mercantile Exchange (he is a former VP of that organization) and various other Wall Street locations. He continues to lob missiles and missals at the voraciousness of Wall Street, but as of this writing has not donned sackloth and ashes nor given away all his wealth to the unwashed poor occupying the sidewalks of New York.

But he did write Adbusters a check for $20,000. His checks to the magazine are usually between $50,000 and $75,000. Don't take my word for it. My source is The New York Times (absent my editorial comments, of course): He Made It On Wall Street.

Halper and his magazine claim to be solely anti-corporation and anti-capitalism, but there is a much darker side to their dogma. Their most famous headline from 2004 in an article about American neo-conservatives was entitled "Why Won't Anyone Say They Are Jewish?" At age 54, Halper is not as experienced as Soros at disguising his antisemitism, and in fact at times seems to take pride in it. Both Soros and Halper know how to manipulate currency and manipulate ignorant people.

Adbusters has run articles that are often distinctly anti-Israel and at the same time covertly antisemitic (in the sense that "antisemitic" means "anti-Jewish"). Following up on its suggestion that all, or nearly all, neo-conservatives are Jewish, it then blamed the Iraq war on them. Some time later, it blamed the Israelis for the violence in Palestine. It even managed to suggest that the Holocaust Museum's images of the Warsaw Ghetto were somehow ironically symbolic of the way Israel treats the Palestinians in Gaza. Much of what Adbusters prints is allegedly political humor. It ain't funny.

The Wall Street occupiers have multiple inchoate and unfathomable "causes" to promote, and it's impossible to say honestly that its main theme is antisemitism. But it is certainly a major motif. Dozens of antisemitic and anti-Israel placards (many of them professionally-printed, out-of-town shall we say?). We all know in our heart of hearts that Wall Street=Jewish=rich=bankers=conspiracy. Don't we? When these signs and rabid antisemitic speakers show up to stoke the mob's anger at almost everything, the mainstream media yawns. The crowd does nothing to to quell the bigots.

When a few racists showed up at Tea Party rallies, the Partiers exercised their own right to expel them and loudly denounce them. Yet unlike the Wall Street situation, the MSM treated the Tea Party rallies as if they were huge convocations of a newly-revitalized Ku Klux Klan. Liberals and other Democrats also ignore the antisemitism being displayed at the Occupy rallies nationwide, preferring to claim that these are spontaneous, peaceful demonstrations expressing frustration with the current economic conditions. Grassroots, don't you know?

Among the prominent Democrats supporting and encouraging the Occupy mobs are Nancy Pelosi (who called the Tea Party "astroturf"), Hillary Clinton (and her occasional husband Bill Clinton), and The One, Barack Obama himself. The ignorant, self-centered, half-assed socialism being espoused by the potentially-dangerous mob now has a strong historical "enemy" to aim its anger at. The Jews did it. We're all poor and downtrodden because of those Wall Street Jews. Most disgusting of all, Democratic leaders want the votes of these know-nothings so badly that they completely ignore or downplay the resurgence of American antisemitism.

16 comments:

tryanmax said...

Wow, you Commentaranians are sure busy. I can barely keep up.

I don't know if there is much more to be said of the false equivalencies made between the Occupy movement and the Tea Party. Like most insane individuals, Pelosi, Obama, and Ms. Clinton aren't morons. They know how to make a back-handed compliment. And that is precisely how I take such comparisons.

I can't help but consider the name "Occupy Movement" and compare that to some of the more famous occupiers in history. Anyone care to join in a verse or two of "Springtime for Hitler"?

And ah-One, and ah-Two, and ah...

LawHawkRFD said...

tryanmax: The left would definitely like to draw parallels between the Occupy mob and the Tea Party. Favorable parallels, of course. They're spontaneous. They're genuine. They're patriotic. They have legitimate goals. They're democratic. It's all to give an air of legitimacy to the Occupiers. The problem is that all of those things are true of the Tea Party, and none of them are true of the Occupiers.

Consistency is not a strong suit for the liberals. It's hard not to notice that after drawing all those favorable parallels, they are ignoring their previous statements about the Tea Party--astroturf, racist, lawless, etc. Those things are true of the Occupiers, but not of the Tea Party. The incoherence of the liberal and progressive Democrats matches very nicely with that of the Occupy movement.

tryanmax said...

I might offer a modification to an old idiom: There are none so blind as those who only see what want to.

LawHawkRFD said...

tryanmax: We tend to talk about Democratic "willful blindness" a lot in this blog. LOL

T-Rav said...

So, should we expect to see repeats of NY-9 next fall (hopefully yes)?

The Today Show this morning ran a story headlined "How should you tell your kids about the Occupy Wall Street movement?" as though it were a "fact of life" or something. Here's an idea: "Kids, there are a lot of stupid people in the world who feel like they're entitled to something. And now they're protesting so they can get free money that doesn't exist. So if you want to make me proud, don't ever do something like that." Problem solved!

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: Excellent parent/child discussion. I had a similar discussion with my grandkids recently. "Yes, they are dirty, and they don't know what they're doing, and no, you can't have another popsicle."

BevfromNYC said...

LawHawk - You always withhold those popsicles. Actually wouldn't a better strategy be to tell kids that they SHOULD want to be like the Occupiers? Kids always will do the opposite of what their parents tell them, right?

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: You have a point. But with my luck, this would be the first time kids ever listened and then did what I told them. The doctrine of unintended consequences seems to work all too well around here.

AndrewPrice said...

Just like vices come in bunches, so does hate. When you start hating people and demanding rights to take their stuff, it doesn't take long before you start letting out your hate for other groups too.

This is the same rotten "movement" of professional haters who were terrorists in the 1960s, race hustlers in the 1970/1980s, green socialists in the 1990s and now bank/rich/Jew haters.

This should surprise no one. Nation of Islam, Earth First, Animal Liberation Front, La Rassa ("the race"), the PLO groups -- they are hate groups. . . always have been.

And the comparison to the Tea Party is a load of crap. The Tea Party is a vast group of average people who are protesting the destruction of their rights. The occupiers are a miniscule group of professional haters who want to destroy your rights.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: Now tell me what you really think! LOL

Hate is indeed a major element of the Occupier "philosophy." I see one other which goes hand-in-hand with it. It's envy/resentment.

The unwashed masses have no jobs (and can't figure out the very basic reasons why they don't) and those rich bankers (Jews) have nice homes (that they've paid for), jobs (which they work hard at), money (which they've earned, regardless of the opinion that it's "too much"), and real lives (which they live fully). Add all that to the mob's commitment to rabid egalitarianism, and you have the recipe for lawlessness, not revolution.

As you mentioned, demagogues find a legitimate concern (lousy economy, high unemployment) and stir up the masses to hot anger that has little to do with the underlying causation. I saw it in the 60s as the Student Non-Violent Co-Ordinating Committee (pro-civil rights, antiwar) morphed into the Weathermen (later re-named the Weather Underground), the Black Liberation Army, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and multiple other violent splinter groups. Radicals feed on hate, and thrive on discontent. "Power to the people" was a meaningless slogan then, as it is now. But it sure can stir up those with little knowledge and a great deal of pent-up anger.

StanH said...

I love the OWS degenerates. Wonderful for free America to see and understand what the real democrat agenda is - - the unmasking continues. For those of us old enough to remember the ‘60s and ‘70s, we can say “…oh yeah, I remember that,” and the ones that are to young, can say, “what the hell are those scumbags doing?” I also understand that New Yorkers are losing their patience with the, eh…hmm protestors, I say keep up the good work how many NY-9’s can we get in 2012. You vote for liberals this is what you get! As far as the anti-Semitism, it’s the hobgoblin of the simple mind, doesn’t make it any less dangerous, but is indeed instructive as to what OWS really is, nitwits on parade.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: For some of us, we can say of the 60s "I was part of that." But then, most of you have already heard the lengthy story of my epiphanies. What I never mentioned was that I couldn't stand the "cleanliness is next to nothing" mindset, so I could do a lot of the organizing without the powers-that-be instantly recognizing me as a troublemaker or suspecting me of subversive activities. I was the mole in the Cal administration building. LOL

Tennessee Jed said...

I'm glad the Democrats are embracing these guys. As mor and more stuff comes out to show how they are neither grassroots nor particularly idealistic, the more I think it hurts rather than helps them. The lame streams want it to seem like it's the 99% of people who have gotten screwed by Wall Street and Republican fat cats. It is still a significant handicap, but fortunately, people seem to understand that a lot of what Democrats are saying (through their media water carriers) is simply just not true.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, I think it goes even beyond that. I think a lot of these kids are "haves" who just hate a lot of people for whatever reasons. Most of them live on college loans and their parents' money and their anger isn't economic focused at all, it's just pure anger.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: I think that's a fair assessment. The more the Democrats embrace them, and the more the Occupiers babble and stink, the more they hurt themselves.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: Much truth in that as well. One of the scuzzy trust fund babies with no appreciation for anything but his own ego made an incoherent statement about the Founders and how they somehow (mysteriously) are their proper descendants. A week later, the same trust fund baby was picked up on drug possession charges. That probably ticked him off too. They're hopeless.

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