Film: Occupy wasn’t spontaneous, it was a scheme

Matt Pitchford Contributor
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According to “Occupy Unmasked,” a new film from Citizens United due later this summer, the Occupy movement was organized by radical leftist activists from the very beginning.

Steve Bannon — writer, producer and director of the film — told The Daily Caller in an interview that “Occupy was only spontaneous to the untrained eye. The radical left didn’t hijack it, they planned it out.”

“If you fallow closely, Occupy is simply the continuation of the peace and anti-war movement from the sixties,” Bannon said.

While many of the students were “well intentioned,” there were more radical elements at work, Bannon said. “Occupy would always need a continual flow of college kids to give it mass. Useful idiots. That’s why Occupy had no demands. They didn’t want to. It’s all about creating structured chaos.”

Part of the way that Occupy created this “structure,” according to Bannon, was through Lisa Fithian and other organizer’s three-tiered model adopted from the 2008 Republican National Convention protest.

One group, “green,” consisted of regular liberal citizens, who came to protest. A second “yellow” group was individuals willing to break the law, like handcuffing themselves across a road. The last “red” group of the most violent anarchist organizers and professional agitators was there to create a scene that swept innocent “greens” into confrontations with the police.

Brandon Darby, a conservative activist who became famous for informing the FBI about a 2008 RNC bomb plot, told TheDC in an interview that despite how surprising the organization at Occupy sounds, “There’s nothing conspiratorial, there’s just facts. No one talks about it, so people come out and say that’s conspiratorial. They need to come out and look at the facts.”

“It’s an inconvenient truth,” Darby concluded. “The average liberal is being used to protect, fund and cover for radicals.”

Bannon said that the details of violence and vulgarity in the film are supposed to be upsetting. “I wanted to show the truth of the movement. It feels like watching the French Revolution and the mob. These are the new ‘brownshirts.'”

In showings so far, Bannon said “middle-class audiences are shocked. The film is rated ‘R’ for violence and vulgarity. Regular people didn’t see any of this footage of this level of violence. It makes people go ‘wow, I thought it was just college kids dancing.'”

“Occupy Unmasked” is a movie that “exposes ties between the radical left and the supposedly more moderate counterpart,” said Darby.

“We are finally getting to a point where [Andrew] Breitbart and others realized the importance of what’s going on, and we are no longer ignoring the far left.”

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