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Occupy Indianapolis Roundup

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The phone rang at five in the morning—an ungodly hour for a consultant. I craned for my phone to make sure it wasn’t a relative calling with an emergency. It wasn’t a familiar number, so I hit ignore and fell back asleep. Then it rang again. I hit ignore. And again. I silenced it and slept for a couple more hours.

When I got up I had several voicemails, dozens of text messages, and even more missed calls. They were all calling, writing, and texting about a free iPod. Sure enough, the status quo’s goons—they call themselves antifa—had posted a Craigslist ad announcing that I was giving away a free iPod to the first person to call or text.

Earlier in the week, they replied to our announced intentions to attend the event “Good luck with that, we’re on to you!”

It turns out we had that good luck. The antifa didn’t bother to show up. This would be puzzling to somebody who actually believed the antifa’s stated reasons for why they make a game out of threatening us and our families. When it actually comes down to it, they’re not against the “fascist” international bankers and “racist” multinational corporations—they’re anti-White. In fact, they’re so primarily anti-White that they’ll even threaten and harass White Advocates attempting to support a popular protest of the international bankers and multinational corporations! For all their pontificating about fighting “fascism,” “racism,” and “bigotry,” I suspect they’ve simply watched so many History Channel re-runs while smoking cheap weed that they imagine Nazi villains are out to get them in Indiana in 2011.

Our experience was peaceful and positive, affirming my suspicion that the majority of the Occupy Indianapolis attendees were fed up with the same corporate and federal abuses the majority of the Tea Party protesters are fed up with. In addition to some sign waving, some marching, and listening to the colorful speakers deliver their colorful speeches, we spent some time asking the attendees to explain what brought them there in their own words:

Occupy Indianapolis

 

“Patriot Paul” Wheeler was on hand and in full effect to respond on behalf of the Tea Party. He successfully delivered the Tea Party leadership’s message: We don’t care about unemployment, poverty, or communities in crisis; we just care about riding our “constitutionalism” hobby horse around in circles while the people choke. Initially, I had assumed the “leaders” who had hijacked that popular revolt wouldn’t be stupid enough to step right into the Occupy Wall Street’s “99% versus the 1%” paradigm. Patriot Paul joined the Tea Party blogosphere and the rest of the conservative leadership in stepping right in it. He expressed his heartfelt concern that all this noise on the street could cause indigestion for those 1% who are “comfortable” . . .

Paul Wheeler

 

Shortly thereafter, I stumbled into a man Jaenelle concluded must be my twin. He was definitely as handsome as me, with an equally keen fashion sense. That’s where the similarities ended . . .

Libertarian Guy

 

While there must have been stupid liberals in the audience, we couldn’t find too many. Every conservative we spoke to was hostile and stupid . . . peddling their abstract ideological elixirs to an audience who weren’t there to swig some more reductionist platitudes. Of course, their original Tea Party audience didn’t ask for it either. Nobody asked for more neocon warmongering, another helping of Ayn Rand’s lofty libertarian fancies, or an anachronistic blast of 18th century political discourse. They were there because they’re fed up about being pushed around and are struggling to keep their heads above water.

They Deserve Better

As the speaking portion of the event got underway, it became apparent why we had trouble finding stupid liberals in the audience—they were all on the stage! An elderly man in a wheelchair who’s rightfully terrified about his access to medical care and fearful that his pension will be robbed had to suffer the indignity of being reminded that he’s White and therefore “privileged.” Young people who were trying to figure out where their jobs went had to stand through a bunch of graduate students, professors, and token minority “community organizers” push their Marxism, globalism, and anarchism.

The organizers began the ceremony with an explanation that the whole thing is distributed, with the exception being that White people must file into the back of the lines for speaking and leadership opportunities because of the color of their skin. Nothing that was said there (save for perhaps the declaration that Israel should be wiped off the map!) would have been unwelcome or out of place at an Obama rally a couple years ago. There was little talk of Obama either among the audience or on the stage because to reject him and his message would be to reject what they’re selling and to directly embrace him would drive home the point that they’re falling for the same shtick.

As the speeches droned on, the sense of deja vu was overwhelming: Hoosiers were angry enough to take to the streets to demand real change only to end up with the same hucksters strutting up to the microphone to offer the same tired “solutions.” This is exactly how the Tea Party trip began. Presuming the people don’t wake up, this trip will arrive at the same destination: co-opted by the nearest major party, castrated by lobbying pressure, and enabling politicians who know how to drop the right buzz words while voting for the wrong legislation.

Addendum:

  • Our interview of Eric and Sophia was left out of the final cut due to its running a bit long and having some sound problems. It was definitely a thoughtful and thought-provoking dialogue.
  • The complete edition of Rev. Mmoja Ajabu‘s interview is also worth your time.

Source: http://www.hoosiernation.us/2011/10/occupy-indianapolis-roundup/

 

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7 Comments

  1. GG
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like the Tea Party’s explicit dumbness was on full display at the protest.

  2. Chip Farley
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Matt Parrott, thanks for this report from the front lines!

    This ‘Occupy Movement’ is turning out just as I feared, already anti-White and co-opted.

    Actually the anti-Whiteness of it could be a blessing in disguise, it may become so blatant and in your face that even those deemed as ‘lemmings’ by the late William L. Pierce will not be able to stomach it! Without any (liberal) Whites it may be more difficult for this movement to continue.

  3. Posted October 16, 2011 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Your last sentence says it all! Brilliant – An Infinitely “Privileged” White Ethnic

  4. Occupy Atlantis
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Dr. GJ, if you would do an article on Janelle Antas, complete with LOTS of archived and updated photos, you will enjoy a significant unique visitor hits increase from college campuses. Don’t be shy about selling with what sells. She is a WNRR’s dream. Euro-classique in the best possible way. She’s not only unique in beauty, but that someone of her inheritance is so delightfully outside the “status and respectability” mainstream, she commands our intrigue. She doesn’t look or act like any of our sickly, defiminized, deracinated White girls who “Embrace Diversity and Inclusion while Celebrating Diversity and Welcoming Differences.”

    http://goo.gl/ZcW4c

    This looks like her delivering what could be a live-saving message to endangered White girls- very well done- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUdxB2ZxdwA

    With her talents, she wouldn’t have any trouble getting a photographer to shoot a special photo essay just for Counter-Currents. They all know how to do high video these days, so get her to make an updated “black flash mob violence hidden by the media” just for C-C. A review of The opportunities are wide and before you.

    Offered on this sacred October 15, in memory of Nietzsche, and in damnation of all those degenerates who are still mau-mauing for Troy Davis and Mumia.

    • Armor
      Posted October 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      “This looks like her delivering what could be a live-saving message to endangered White girls- very well done”

      I clicked on that link, and I got this :

      “This video is not available in your country. Learn more.
      Sorry about that.”

      I’m in Europe, in French occupied territory.
      So, I clicked on “Learn more” and got this :

      “Some YouTube content partners choose to make their videos available only to certain countries. For instance, they may only have the licensing rights for a particular region. On occasion, YouTube does block specific content in order to comply with local laws in countries where YouTube has launched. For instance, certain Nazi imagery is unlawful in parts of Europe.”

      Well, I watched the video anyway through the hidemyass site.
      (NA-na-na-na-NA-na!)

    • Izakk
      Posted October 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

      I don’t agree with you. Pimping out this young woman would look desperate and pathetic, and it just smacks of sleazy exploitation.

      There are plenty of leftist women who are just as attractive, if not significantly moreso than this one girl. I personally have met plenty of sexy and even socially enjoyable liberal, multiculturalist, feminist (!) white women — and it’s not terribly hard to imagine why they exist. They’re generally upper-middle class, they tend to be raised with those beliefs, they see money and success in the men who have those beliefs, and they’ve been sheltered for most of their lives. It isn’t like their terrible beliefs make them physically ugly, or anything like that. That thought might be poetically appropriate, but it’s just not factual.

      A while ago Antas wrote some article about how to attract other girls, and it was a good article, if not a bit whiney at points. I do agree that women sell (for most young men, women = a future), but her article was basically shat on. Her advice was something along the lines of: organize girly and/or community-oriented activities that girls would be interested in. I’m confident that this would attract women, so that you wouldn’t need to sink so low as to put out the “GIRLS OF THE WHITE RIGHT SWIMSUIT CALENDAR” or whatever absurd nonsense.

      John Morgan recently wrote a dynamite article for this website that talked about how community organizing is precisely what groups like Hezbollah and the Hamas have done, and it’s why they tend to attract people’s trust — not just angry, basement-dwelling men. Malcolm X, in his autobiography, wrote about how the most enthusiastic members of the Nation of Islam, when he promoted it, were young women, because he spoke in a way that directly addressed their fears and worries, and he was very community-oriented. The “white right” is still waiting for that sort of leadership, and it’s a logical solution — turning Antas into some sort of 21st century right-wing “faerie queene” is just not going to work.

  5. Lew
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    An elderly man in a wheelchair who’s rightfully terrified about his access to medical care and fearful that his pension will be robbed had to suffer the indignity of being reminded that he’s White and therefore “privileged.”

    There was a lot of this at my local OWS event too. It was the exact inverse of the local TPM event. At the TPM event, every speaker mentioned the TPM was not racist. At OWS, every speaker mentioned something to do with White racism or White privilege as a source of the problem.

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