Who’s really behind the Occupy movement? That is the question Stephen K. Bannon and Citizens United’s new film Occupy Unmasked effectively answers, not from sitting behind a keyboard on the sidelines, but by walking among the actual protesters in the thick of the action.
“We are finally telling you the true story of the radicals behind the occupy movement,” promises the late, great Andrew Breitbart in the film’s trailer. This courageous patriot (may he rest in peace) and his entire team fulfill this promise in a documentary that is alternately shocking and frightening. If you thought you knew the Occupy movement, think again. I did, until I watched this thoroughly researched film, featuring former members of the radical left like David Horowitz, Anita Moncrief, Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan.
As Bannon noted in our CRF interview last night, he purposely chose former leftists to help expose the roots and goals of the Occupy movement — people who know from personal experience the destructive aims of the left. These folks, along with Andrew Breitbart, show the audience why the Occupy movement is both an instrument of intimidation and — contrary to the false narrative perpetuated by our corrupt media and members of the US government including President Obama — a product of the organized left, not some “spontaneous, grassroots uprising”.
The movie begins by taking us back to the debt ceiling debate in July, 2011 when Obama’s numbers fell to an all-time low, thanks to the downgrade in the US credit rating. As Bannon notes, the left was “boxed into a corner”, realizing their guy was in deep trouble with the American electorate. So what’s a good Alinsky-ite to do? Create a massive “out of the blue” protest, of course.
Except nobody showed up initially.
That’s when New York-based writer Malcom Harris came up with a plan to trick people into coming, aided and abetted by then-New York Times reporter Natasha Lennard. Additionally, as the Occupy crowd swelled and hard-core lefty celebs, media personalities and elected representatives like Tim Robbins, Bill Maher and Nancy Pelosi lauded and promoted it as a “civil” example of grassroots activism, Andrew Breitbart discovered emails implicating Dylan Ratigan and MSNBC and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone as orchestrators of an anti-American spectacle that would have no doubt made their hero Saul Alinksy proud.
Breitbart notes of Occupy, “This was community organized”. Part of that organization involved remaining as amorphous as possible in order to draw in as many people as possible. “They wanted to create Woodstock,” Breitbart tells us in the film.
If you’ve ever watched footage of new media personalities interviewing Occupy protesters who had no idea why they were even there or what they were railing against, Occupy Unmasked reveals the underlying reason.
Other things I learned from the movie include:
Please, with November just around the corner, it is IMPERATIVE that patriots break out of their comfort zones and share the truth with the undecided voters in their lives. Sit down with them and watch Occupy Unmasked, which clearly and methodically lays out the facts, aided in this effort by the ones who know best — former leftist agitators. If you love America and want to preserve and secure freedom for future generations, you must share this film with everyone you know.
Thank you to Stephen K. Bannon, David Bossie, Citizens United and everyone involved in making Occupy Unmasked. And to Andrew Breitbart, rest in peace knowing you were a good and faithful servant whose legacy will be carried on by those of us who cherish freedom. God bless you.