Skip to comments.Micah White - an architect of Occupy movement
Posted on 12/05/2011 6:03:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As a teenager, Micah White faced insults and intimidation when he started an atheists' club at his Michigan high school.
This year, White, now 29 and a Berkeley resident, has found a more receptive climate for his ideas.
In collaboration with a colleague at the anticonsumerist magazine Adbusters, White conceptualized and ignited a worldwide mass movement: Occupy Wall Street.
White, a senior editor at Adbusters, and Kalle Lasn, 69, its editor in chief, came up with the idea of an American version of Egypt's Tahrir Square protests. They started using the Twitter hashtag #OccupyWallStreet and developed a striking poster of a ballerina atop Wall Street's famous bull sculpture.
They also set the date - Sept. 17 - for the protest's launch.
In mid-July, they sent an e-mail blast to Adbusters subscribers and sympathizers - whom they call "our 90,000-strong 'culture-jammer' global network of activists, artists and rabble-rousers" - and then watched as the idea caught fire.
"Normal campaigns are lots of drudgery and not much payoff, like rolling a snowball up a hill," White, who declined to be interviewed for this article, told the New Yorker last month. "This was the reverse."
Adbusters, which Lasn co-founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1989, has long called for citizens to protest corporate dominance. Packed with in-your-face images - Joe Camel reimagined as Joe Chemo - and equally provocative articles, the magazine promotes social activism campaigns, such as Buy Nothing Day as an antidote to the excesses of Black Friday...
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This is Van Jones.
This is Barack Obama.
This is one of the “clean and articulate” blacks that have been groomed for this revolution.
White, who has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Swarthmore, contacted Lasn for a job after graduation, according to the New Yorker. He moved with his wife to Berkeley a couple of years ago from Binghamton, N.Y., and told the New Yorker that he walks daily to UC Berkeley's Doe Library, where he can concentrate on work in an electronics-free zone.
Just couldn't occupy a real major in college...
You may extrapolate from there.
Old Communist indocrinates young Communist. Seems like we have seen this happen before with young Barry and Frank Marshall Davis
AMEN and RIGHT-ON, Viking!
And, thanks for posting this, 2ndDivisionVet!
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase,... Those are the main enemies of America. They're the ones that hijacked our democracy.
And your solution?
These blokes have deliberately created too many anarchistic or whatever you want to call them, organizations to keep track of. Adbusters, Ruckus Society, Move on, Soros, Ayers, Tides, and so on apparently ad infinitum. And who knows how quickly they're proliferating.
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