posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 02:17 PM
The Occupy Wall Street campaign is a movement that originated with the Adbusters Media Foundation – which is based out of Vancouver, Canada.
The Adbusters Media Foundation was co-founded by two men: Kalle Lasn, and Bill Schmalz.
Kalle Lasn was born in Estonia, around WWII, and spent a chunk of his childhood in a German refugee camp. Later he moved to Australia, before finally
founding a marketing company in Tokyo.
In 1970 Lasn moved to Vancouver, and nineteen years later co-founded Adbusters Media Foundation.
Kalle has written two notable books – Culture Jam, and Design Anarchy.
It should be noted that Lasn believes Consumerism is amongst one of the most fundamental evils of the modern world. He desires to shift western
society away from Capitalism – but it is unknown by the masses where he would like to shift it to.
Since he has chosen to live in Canada, which has aspects of Socialism – but is arguably Capitalistic – one cannot help but wonder what his true
political goals are.
The co-founder of Adbusters Media Foundation, as mentioned above, is Bill Schmalz – who was originally a wilderness photographer & probable nature
He was heavily involved in the first several issues of Adbusters magazine, but due to lack of profit he retreated back to his original profession.
Although he still contributes to the magazine on occasion, he is no longer a majorly active member of the company.
For a foundation who claims to detest Capitalism, it is ironic that one of the founding members would leave due to lack of profit.
After the recession began, which left many countries in bankruptcy, the Adbusters Media Foundation proposed an occupation of Wall Street to protest
against the U.S. political leadership – who they felt responsible for the financial problems plaguing the world.
Which is an outrage, in this American’s opinion, that they would even feel the United States has an obligation to other countries.
Although technically the “Occupy Wall Street” campaign is leaderless – the original idea was spawned by a man who leans towards Socialism.
Furthermore – it saddens me that activists from all around the nation would jump on the band wagon of a political
activist without even knowing his political views.
The “Occupy Wall Street” movement has been growing – however this writer can’t help but wonder if the eventual outcome of the protest will
turn into anarchy or riots since it is technically leaderless.
But then again for a man who wrote a book called, Design Anarchy, perhaps that is what was intended all along….