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Right from Day one of Occupy Melbourne there were ‘powerheads’ (i.e. control freaks) lurking around looking to gain control.
Some were overt and obvious, some were covert and used proxies to do their dirty work.
Here is what we believe was one of them, perhaps giving away too much of the game plan.
Isn’t it odd that a well known local socialist denies being a socialist basically as soon as he gets to Occupy Melbourne.
Did he quit socialism? Is he now a traitor to all the ‘comrades’? Does he have to give back the toaster oven?
What else is he trying to hide?
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
I wonder if he will ever return Occupy Melbourne’s 8000 W petrol generator that went missing from trade hall where he lives and works?
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Sean Bedlam was part of Occupy Melbourne and became known for his epic rage quits, even coming back just to rage quit immediately complaining about people being interested in 9/11.
Of course now Sean has moved on to Wikileaks party
I wonder how long it will be before he is the star of a similar video trashing Wikileaks party like he did with Occupy.
Probably about a month or two I’d say.
Whats wrong with this guy you might ask?
A dozen beers probably.
How does he manage this behavior?
A dozen beers, of course.
We’ll be adding some more commentary to this soon.
but for now, a few thoughts.
Look at how spaced out Adrian Lamo is in his discussions of turning in Manning, he almost appears to be a zombie. Where have you see this semi vacant look before? Think about it.
Wikileaks insiders being quite critical of Assange and his use of Wikileaks for his own ends.
Watch this space I guess.
Manning seeing the apparently benign message…
Where did the money go?
– Iraqi dissidents
…which lead to a massive crack down.
As soon as people start asking questions about the money or cause others to question it there is a really big response from the corporate-state machine.
The two women in Sweden became very tired of Assange’s evasion around an apparently simple STD test.
Assange’s equipment consisting of a $300 laptop, 10 SIM cards and a cheap jacket for interviews, somewhat inspiring that so much can be done with so little, but leads to the obvious question…
Where did the money go?
– WikiLeaks supporters
… which lead to massive cognitive dissonance?
It’s interesting so a see a few more views on this interesting saga which lead to the Arab spring revolutions, which in some way inspired the Occupy protests.
Every protest starts with declaring your right to protest, and if you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any rights.
A lot can be learned from this footage.
Firstly many people who go to protests aren’t aware of the preparation that goes into organizing the protest. Some of the organizing is done to prevent problems on the day and a certain amount has to be done on the spot.
When a protest is made public, the police, PSO’s and security guards will know you are coming, one of the first sentences of the conversation is about the start time of the protest. The beginning of this interaction is interesting. A PSO he implies the protestors have less rights the other people in society, PSO then starts trying to give his ‘just following orders’ interpretation of the law and is told his interpretation is not correct in law. This leads to a very long conversation.
Ultimately it’s best in one of these lengthy exchanges to break up the tension. That’s the reason for the East Richmond quote
(if you have been to East Richmond you’ll understand that reference).
Though the PSO was threatening to call the police and have the camera guy removed, the camera guy leaves without being asked by police or PSO’s at any stage.
The PSO may have been a bit green because he agreed that he understood several statements, the straw man guys will know what this means.
Fortunately the PSO didn’t get his face in the camera at close range so he will most likely only be recognized by close friends and associates.
He also claims the camera is making him nervous, why do you think that is so? If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide.
In a giant leap of cognitive dissonance he claims to have been there before as a refugee, but doesn’t seem to recognize or respect the importance of political protest.
In the end another PSO drags the first PSO away before he admits to too many crimes and mostly stands on the sidelines.
That usually implies the PSO has been outmaneuvered in the conversation about the law, and is effectively digging a hole for himself/herself and needs to be rescued before he/she falls into it.
The PSO’s did try to block the mock coffin but after a bit of persistence and a good distraction the protesters get it to roughly where they wanted it.
it’s worth pointing out this footage is of two separate protests at the bottom left ( a silent vigil ) they can almost be seen but the PSO refuses to even recognize
them as a protest. They then all gravitate to the other other protest as soon as it arrives.
the Second protest (the main event essentially) was the funeral march for the political Death of Robert Doyle. Quite a spectacle with costumes and masks and a
cardboard coffin with a sound system playing a funeral dirge on a constant loop. Oh and the bells and a brazier, really detailed stuff. it’s a lot more effort and
planning than a few cardboard signs and takes significant amounts of time.
When protest groups join together it can be synergistic, symbiotic, parasitic or mutually destructive. Draw your own conclusions.
The other important thing to learn from this protest is most protests are peaceful and sometime performance art in them selves. Well you have to get some attention from a public they has been fed the same hype and spin for decades so it’s hard to get their attention unless you do something really strange. But in saying this you must have a message otherwise you are just wasting everyone’s time with attention seeking behavior.
Of course protest creates a reaction from those who you protest against.
Within hours of this event Robert Dolyle’s Melbourne city Council IP addresses were used to make biased edits to the Occupy Melbourne Wikipedia page removing the words peaceful to describe the protest.
Once this was discovered it created a significant scandal.
To this day there still has not been an explanation of who made the Wikipedia edits from MCC IP addresses.