Occupy Unmasked

Ben Shapiro is a Senior Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. He is the author of the new book "The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration" (Threshold Editions).


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The film isn’t just commentary. It features undercover work by video journalists including Brandon Darby, Lee Stranahan, Pam Keys, and Mandy Nagy. It allows viewers to enter deep into the heart of a movement that wasn’t a joke, no matter how much it may seem so in retrospect.

And today, that is the true danger of Occupy: that we will take it too lightly, pretend that it meant nothing. In truth, it meant everything to the left. That’s why the Obama administration defended it. This week, Judicial Watch announced that it had obtained access to Obama administration Department of Homeland Security documents showing that the General Services Administration told law enforcement to “stand down” and allow Occupy Portland protesters to violate the law. As Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch said, “These documents clearly show that federal agencies colluded with the Obama White House to allow the Occupy Wall Street protestors to violate the law with impunity. These documents tell us that the GSA and DHS can’t be relied upon to protect federal workers or property.”

Occupy may not be the first radical movement to seize the imaginations of millions of Americans. And it won’t be the last. But it may have been the first fully produced mass movement in American history – a movement created in back rooms, to specific ends. Occupy Unmasked documents the evolution of the Occupy movement in all its horrific detail.

And you can guarantee that we haven’t seen the last of Occupy. Not yet.

Watch the trailer of Occupy Unmasked below:

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  • mlcblog

    I recognized it, too, being hipped by an old leftie turned sane back in the day at UC Bkly. He and I and many others were listening to a communist/socialist speak, and he said, They're still saying the same thing they said in the 1930's, about oligarchies and all that. I did get scooped up by them for a while, just enough to know how evil their intent is. They want to destroy our way of life. Plain and simple. They will use any trickery necessary to do that. They feel quite justified in all that, too.

  • Laura Thompson

    Where and when can we expect to buy or view it?

    • amac

      ocupyunmasked.com 20 + 4 shipping

  • Schlomotion

    Wow. Editor-at-large. That sounds pretty big. No, wait.

    "An editor-at-large is a journalist who contributes content to a publication.

    Unlike an editor who works on a publication from day-to-day and is hands on, an editor-at-large will contribute content on a regular or semi-regular basis and will have less of a say on a specific field such as layout, pictures or the publication’s direction. [...] 'At large' means the editor has no specific assignments…"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor-at-large

    And the Shillman Fellowship! Pretty hefty stuff. But leaving all that aside, why does Ben Shapiro use the Anonymous Mask to describe the Occupy Movement? How does the late Andrew Breitbart cut a larger than life figure while deceased from debauchery, spectacle, and heart failure? How is David Horowitz to congratulate for Occupy and also its opponent, and also the intellectual property owner of any spinoffs of 1930's Marxist philosophy when he was born in 1939 and still a toddler in 1944, and a tween in 1956? Is Mr. Shapiro projecting his own rapid rise to "all that" upon Mr. Horowitz as well?

    I think a lot more disclaimers are in order.

    • kasandra

      What?

      • Schlomotion

        "What" ain't no country I ever heard of… Do they speak English in What?"

        • Zionista

          Breitbart and Shapiro – just two more prominent Jews you can hate and envy – posthumously, in the case of the great Breitbart. You are one obsessed loser.

        • reader

          Now you're just going to have to hold your breath waiting for Pulitzer for this series of posts of yours, tro schlo. Don't forget to email the link to their committee members.

        • kasandra

          Yes they speak English quite well. But they don't so much understand incoherent ramblings – like yours.

        • tthan43

          It is both obvious and apparent that you do not have the capacity to connect the dots. I would assume that you DID graduate from coloring books. Ever heard of reading? It is the endless sniveling and inane liberal, rhetorical analysis like yours that creates so much to the progressive liberalism in this or any society. You ask why Shapiro uses a mask….I should think that it is self-explanatory…to most people who are able to connect the dots. You ask why Breitbart is considered a larger than life figure…I believe that it is due to the fact that he was one of the foremost individuals to expose the radical left and their goals that they had in mind for this nation. Again, all one has to do is to connect the dots. Additionally, it is possible to know a great deal about Socialism, capitalism or any other brand of “ism” just from extensive reading and research. One does not need to be born at the time one of these “isms” is on-going.

    • Ted G

      What a bunch of crap!
      If it wasn't coming from schlomo I would say it makes no sense and also makes no real point.
      But because it is coming from schlomo I'm convinced that he just likes to go back and re-read his own writings.

    • jmz

      more like you need to pay attention to the ows bowel movment and quit being a smartazz

    • nightspore

      Ah, the drip-drop of non sequiturs, like water dripping from a leaky faucet …

  • John C. Davidson

    Any movement that creates violent discourse must be scrutinized. Schlomotion is nothing more than a name calling fool who writes with little substance.

    • Schlomotion

      Who would know? The censors here are hard at work to make sure that no one challenges their writers who flash false credentials.

      Facts remain. There is still this:
      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/09/1072826/

      • Sprinklerman

        Someone named BruinKid wrote that article and offers this as insight into Ben Shapiro speaking about Ben being a progedy and entering UCLA at 16;
        "One, really try and develop critical thinking skills to critically analyze what those professors were saying to see if they had merit, and if so, change your own way of thinking to adapt to these newfound ideas. Second, and this is the path li'l Ben chose, automatically assume your professors must be wrong, because you're soooooo smart, since everyone's told you you were so smart since you were a baby, you must be even smarter than those professors, and since they're all liberals, oh, that must mean those liberals are all wrong, and trying to brainwash you!"
        Of course BruinKid and Schlomotion would have you think that there are only two possible choices for Ben. It hadn't occurred to either that in fact Ben is smarter then they are and did critically think about the information being provided by his professors and dismissed it as the liberal BS that it was and continues to be.

      • jmz

        KOS your source? well i bet thats not biased huh? you may as well try quoting from marx himself. That hack website wouldnt know the truth if it bit them on the butt.

    • Cynic

      Most probably George Soros gives him a $ for each comment no matter how stupid.

  • Chezwick

    Occupy will be resurrected with a vengeance should any American leader ever have the gonads to attempt to dismantle the entitlement state and save our country. It'll be the Greek riots on steroids.

    • BS77

      Occupy will be out in force for the conventions. Occupy is a pile of garbage. They bring NOTHING for our society.

    • mlcblog

      I remember watching that Stephen? Lerner dude getting all this going. His bright idea. Small meetings to plan strategies. Rang true with me, same organizing tactics as 1960's. Rabblerousers and America haters.

    • jmz

      then Americans and the tea party need to prepare to fight back or pay for the damamge these punks cause. time to stop being polite

    • BS77

      Occupy is the logical conclusion to the socialist expectations of the welfare-entitlement addicted do-nothings and infantile losers who loiter on the fringes of universities,l, who carry misspelled signs and cannot define their goals….

  • Looking4Sanity

    The timing of Breitbart's death just became a little more suspicious.

    Also…this looks like a great starting point for the task of dismantling the Dept. of Homeland Security under Romney's first term! Inspector Generals and special prosecutors all around!

    • mlcblog

      One of his last meals was at the home of Ayers and Dohrn, who have killed before. I am highly suspicious. I know I can't say this for real, but we are up against some very ruthless and intelligent evil.

      • trickyblain

        "I know I can't say this for real, but we are up against some very ruthless and intelligent evil."

        Yes, "for real" is a terrible way of looking at the world. Better to just make stuff up.

        The "last" meal was three weeks before he died. AB must have died from starvation.

        • mlcblog

          totally granted, this is my imagination running wild…..there are substances and clever ways of releasing them…time release is used every day by the pharmaceutical industry….maybe you weren't around in the 1960's when there was a brilliant radical chemist on every corner…totally could have happened, as notably in Viktor Yuschenko's case. Just a little powder in the food, that's all it takes. Again, theory only.

  • cynthia curran

    Well, take what happen in Anaheim. A lot of occupy movements mention Anaheim. But most Republican or conservative groups don't pay much attention to what happen. Occupy and other left wing groups along with Hispanic radical groups like the Mexican movement and local Hispanic gangs were involved with destroying 20 business in Anaheim. Occupy like this since Anaheim is ran by white Republicans and wanted to give a strong message. A local gang member was shot by the police and this is I think about the 6th time. Occupy is forcing the city of Anaheim if it can to expand the city council to 8 for more Hispanic Representation. Also on one of the websites it has a link to the International Workers of the world.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Does Mexico cater to Anglo speakers living in Mexicao as the US caters to Spanish speakers?

      In Mexico, are ballots in multiple languages, drivers license tests in English, SPL (Spanish as a Second Language) classes/curriculum?

  • Ar'nun

    Occupy has descended back into the shadows and under the rocks they once came from. People think they are done, they are not. If the Government and Media were not co-conspirators in this violent anarchist movement, we would already know who in the Occupiers ordered James Holmes and Wade Michael Page to do what they did.

  • cynthia curran

    While I disagree what the left said about the Tea Party but some Tea Party members supported Ron Paul whose foreign policy is similar to occupy and would have done nothing with illegal immigration since he thinks business men should not be forced to use e-verify, Paul is like Grover Norquist who should have been kick out of Republican groups as well.

  • Kevin Stowell

    Only the historically ignorant and those who wanted to be fooled have been fooled by these beasts.

    • PhillipGaley

      Yes: "My sheep hear my voice; they know my voice, and they follow me, and no other voice will they follow.", . . .

  • cynthia curran

    I don't think occupy is involved with James Holmes or Michael Page. Occupy along with other left wing groups wants to legalized millions of Hispanics and some Asians here illegality since they think they have a new underclass and if you read Center for immigration Studies instead of the Wall Street Journal you will find even after 20 years legal and illegal immigrants still are doing a lot worst than natives in terms of education or poverty rates. We get too many immigrants are the lower skilled instead of the highr skilled. In Texas occupy is heavily in Hispanic towns since they are no white towns even Austin is about 35 percent hispanic. You have occupy Laredo, Occupy Brownsville, Occupy El Paso and so forth.

  • patroitwork

    Occupy Chicago is still squating in the White House. Occupy still controls the DOJ, the EPA, the Department of State, and so on.

  • Neils60

    As of this writing, the woman who claims to have provided the"intellectual foundation" for the Occupy Wall Street Movement is leading Senator Scott Brown for the senate seat once held by Teddy Kennedy. Ms. Warren's popularity in Mass., and elsewhere, hasn't been dampened by her unproven claim to fame, throughout her entire academic and professional career, that she's a native American. (And those privileges she's been provided for her alleged minority status.)

  • mrbean

    The Obama administration told law enforcement authorities to go easy on Occupy Wall Street protesters, even though they were violating local laws, according to documents obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch.
    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the emails show the White House at the highest levelwas protecting Occupy protesters as part of their class warfare strategy.

  • Zionista

    The OWS guy relieving himself on a cop car is what the 'movement' is all about.

  • clarespark

    Few ordinary Americans are aware of the communist penetration of what used to be called "Progressivism". The New Left, for instance was not simply a counter-culture, but deeply Third World-ish or Maoist. But the cultural work of the Communist Party was well concealed, until David Horowitz, Andrew Breitbart and others pulled off the mask. I wrote about this frightening development here: http://clarespark.com/2012/07/19/communist-ideas-…. "Communist Ideas Go Mainstream." You will see how progressivism shaded into something far to their left, mostly appealing to minorities and uneducated white persons.

  • http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/ Iratus Vulgas

    "The Left is permanently at war with America." Horowitz said it in '96 and it's just as relevant today. OWS is the latest tactical mission leftists are using to topple American principles, or in the words of Obama, "fundamentally transform America." It's nothing short of warfare.

  • DeShawn

    Both the Tea party and the occupy movement are protesting against the same thing, they just don't know it: jewish oppression and economic occupation. The damn jews own wallstreet, all the banks, and the fed. They're the ones that introduce usury and class warfare. You can call me all the names you want, but you KNOW that's true. The average goy is being exploited by big jew so that he can make an extra sheckel. Learn the truth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKy22KsxX9k

    • Ghostwriter

      Oh wow! DeShawn leading us to a David Duke video. What a surprise! One racist promoting the rancid work of another. Who would have thunk it?

    • BS77

      DeShawn …….better get back on your special medications.

    • DeShawn

      Yeah, predictable. Neither of you devils can DISPUTE anything in that video, you just wanna call names.

      • UCSPanther

        Squeal like a piggy, boy. SQUEEEEAAALLLL!!!!!

      • KarshiKhanabad

        Yeah, DeShawn, it be dem debbils, dem JOOOOOOOZ what be doin all de evil in de wuhld!

  • jose

    OWS is nothing more than the neocommunist party 'at work'.

  • PhillipGaley

    I watched the trailer: like so many YT audio-visual productions,

    THE INSTRUMENTAL SOUND TRACK IS JUST T-O-O-O-O L-L-O-O-O-U-U-U-D, . . .

  • trickyblain

    Weird how they edited the clips to make Bill Maher seem like an "occupy" supporter. He's as harsh on the occupy idiots as he is on the tea morons.

    • reader

      And you must be a moron who regards Maher as anything but a contemptible troll fighting his inferiority complex tooth and nail.

      • trickyblain

        Not a huge Maher fan, though I don't hate him with the same fury that you seem to.

        I just think that if you have to edit video to make folks appear to take a position, when they actually have the exact opposite position, it gives the "documentary" the same credibility as, say, The Clinton Chronicles. Oh yeah — same producers!

        Here's what Maher said after the selective, misleading edit:

        " And as I watch them on the news now, I find myself almost agreeing with Newt Gingrich. Like, you know what? Get a job. Only because the people who originally started, I think they went home, and now it's just these anarchist stragglers. And this is the problem when your movement involves sleeping over in the park. You wind up attracting the people who were sleeping over in the park anyway. "

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.watson.94 Ken Watson

    I don't get this distinction between OWS as a top-down, essentially Stalinist movement and the hippies and I'm not sure how a close associate of David Horowitz could make that without some pretty in-depth explanation. The hippies were and are commies. They were and are at LEAST as funded, encouraged, manipulated and coddled by the media as OWS. Really, they are the same damn thing.

  • Marvin E. Fox

    The Democrat/Progressive/socialist left is apparently pulling all of the stops it dares to change this country from a state of liberty to a Marxist state. It isn't just OWS, its their vilification of Romney by every means available, their ridiculous accusations against the Tea Party, and the left's push to make the U.S. a Marxist style entitlement state instead of an Constitutional State with equal opportunity.
    The political Left will lose in Nov. This Republic during the Obama debacle has become hungry for truth and freedom. The Democrat effort to buy votes with tax money by creating a paid workless underclass will fail.
    A vote against any Democrat is a vote against every Marxist.
    Marvin E. Fox

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The "Occupy" movements have been totally infiltrated.

    Their plans are known by the authorities.

  • Walt

    Sorry Ken, but I can’t let that one pass without commenting.

    The hippy movement had nothing to do with politics for the majority of participants – for them it was free and frequent sex along with a great deal of pot and no responsibilities! Certainly there were political types at the same time, but they certainly were not ‘hippies’ (think Hayden, Fonda, Kerry and others of that ilk).

    The OWS bunch however is purely political, even tho populated with a majority that has no idea of what it is all about and how they are being used to foster some ideal (they know not which one – just some ideal).

    OWS reminded me of the programs that Jay Leno used to have quite frequently, where he would go out on the street and interview the locals concerning topics in the news, names of prominent citizens and political leaders, identification of photos of political leaders vs those of Hollywood types. The most popular answer to his questions were ‘I don’t have a clue’, ‘Duh?’, or just plain stupid giggles of the ignorant – the exception being anything related to Hollywood … those answer they knew!

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Correctamundo! In the late sixties there were two distinct `movements', the hippie counterculture and the antiwar New Left. The former was as you said, about zero personal responsibility and reached its zenith (or nadir) at Woodstock in 1969. The latter was more sinister and not only sought to undermine our war effort in Vietnam (I'm a vet) but saw `Fascist Amerika' as evil to the core & worked for the total downfall of our democracy.

      Both `movements' withered on the vine after the military draft was abolished in 1973. The Left retreated into its bastions in Academia where it remains a pestilence to this day. And as for the hippies, the entire counterculture amounted to the fact that most guys joined the `revolution' just to get laid.

  • cynthia curran

    Repeat, Illegal immigrants are the key for Occupy. For example without the children or grandchildren of illegal immigrants occupy would not have been able to form an alliance with Mexican Radical groups, Occupy and the far left wing groups pushed for Obama's mini-dream act doing May Day. Illegal immigration has made California poor and will do the same to Texas and other places if its not check.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/jon.zo.7 Jon Zo

    I'm a moderate liberal on this site just checking out what you guys are talking about these days. First of all I want to say there is no "left." There is also no "right." There are 300 million people with various opinions and we generally identify with one side or the other. I also want to say that all conspiracy groups are crackpots, whether they be truthers or birthers. The Occupy movement was sloppy and disorganized, and of course there was a certain amount of violence because large disorganized groups tend to have some radicals who make everyone else look bad. You can't really compare it to the Tea Party because that's an older group. If conservatives in their 20-30s held large protests I would expect a similar scene: mostly peaceful rational protesters and a handful of violent extremists.

    Anyway, that's an opinion from someone on the "left", whatever you think that means. We are not all the same and I know that you aren't either.

  • cynthia curran

    Actually, we have too much on Seattle or La or Chicago but studying the Anaheim Protest of Occupy and their protest of a shooting of a gang member means that if they can they will hit a city that is considered right wing. Fullerton was another city that they were involved with a shooting of a homeless man and they actually were one of the influences of recalling the Fullerton City Council over that polic shooting but no vandalism. I think that Occupy would like to make a statement in a Red State like Texas which has a large hispanic underclass compared to the white population,

  • cynthia curran

    Well, I take them seriously and how could Republicans talk about their parents giving them a whopping when I believe the leadership is probably near 40 years old. This isn't upper middle whites kids a lot are whites into their 30's or older. Also, they have alliances with radical black and Hispanic groups. They are involved in changing city councils they were behind a recalled of a city council in Fullerton because of a homeless man was killed by the police so they convince people of police brutality. The police were punished for police brutality whether the police were really guilty or not Occupy and the ACLU did convince people along with the young man's parents he was in his 30's that they were.

  • DRAGUNOV

    This MOCKUMENTARY makes for good comedy! Ooops! Shapiro got caught in a lie about DHS! On the contrary, DHS coordinated with all of the police depts. of the 'occupy' cities to harrass and punish protestors! Drug usage, rapes,etc. were nothing but tea party propoganda.The 'occupy' leaders did not do a very good job on educating the young protesters about right wing provocateurs and police informants. What violence did occur was very amateurish and harmless.

  • cynthiacurran

    Well,most young occupy have never heard of the Spanish Civil War where the anarchists were purge.

  • cynthiacurran

    Well,David the Orange County Register had an article on occupy oc. I read another article by occupy oc on how they were involved in community transfer of funds and cutting down on credit cards to college students. Now this is a smart approach in more conservative and libertartaran Orange County since its more local. Occupy almost blew it in Anaheim between them and the police.