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Occupy 'Movement' [UPDATE]
by stylus Friday, Nov 18 2011, 1:48am
international / social/political / commentary

'Occupy Thisí

An act of semiotic terrorism has been conducted on the lyrics of the popular song, "For What It's Worth," by Buffalo Springfield in order to send a clear message to the dreamboats that imagine change can be effected without DIRECT ACTION.

There's nothing happening here
What it is, is very clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Another telling me to beware

I think it's time we stop, took stock
And realise we have no agenda
Nothing going down

There's battle lines being drawn
But weíre ordered not to resist
I no longer know who is right
If everybody's wrong
Especially that COINTELPRO over there
And the agent sitting here

Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from each other

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?
Paranoia going down
The bong did it again

Everybody look, thereís Bankers over there
With an agenda and planned strategy to declare
Weíre giving it to you in the arse
While you persist with your protest farce

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand passive sheep in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Beatiní drums and having a grand kiddie time
Mostly saying, hooray for our aimless side

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look thereís nothing going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
To announce and plan a raid

The man locks me away
When I dare to accuse the rogues
Liars, cheats and say
Their plan is ruining our lives and land
But our leaderless leaders say
You canít declare anything today
So I say hooray for our side (?)
Though no one knows
What the fuck we stand for
But I know I canít step over the line
And freely speak my mind

In our midst keep telling me
To be discreet, donít step out of line
The man gets you every time
He will come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look itís another bong going around

Everybody stop, thereís something not right
Weíre here and instructed not to fight
By the COINTELPRO over there
And that man telling me to beware.

[My apologies, Buffalo Springfield, I really love your song, so Iíve attached the original in good faith.]

Keith Olbermann confirms the activating principle of the Occupy movement is to be found OUTSIDE the movement. Regardless of all the neat little tricks progressive media commentators utilise to maintain the existence of this movement it will surely fail for lack of its own clear direction/VOLITION -- be advised.

audio For What It's Worh - Buffalo Springfield


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    Rebellion is in the Air: the State's Quackery and Bullshit     Dave Lindorff via stan     Fri, Nov 18 2011, 10:23pm 
    bleeding hearts     mira     Sun, Nov 20 2011, 6:56am 

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