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The Globalization Of Laughter

Tactical briefing #33.

Hey all you believers in a new world out there,

May Day wasn’t so great was it… the numbers were low, the maxims weren’t sublime, the excitement didn’t catch on. May 12 was hefty in Europe, reigniting the snuffed Indignados, but the energy did not seem to flow over to here.

Now we’re looking at May 18 ~ 21 when protesters, possibly in Arab Spring numbers, swarm Chicago… Security experts say it will be a challenge the likes of which no American city has had to face – a leaderless, all-consuming non-violent swarm. If we can pull it off in the fierce tradition of Gandhi and MLK, the next few days could become the spark, the eruption, the new spiritual home of our Spring offensive.

On a softer, more aesthetic note, the likelihood of a global #LAUGHRIOT starting May 18 feels especially fresh and new … imagine … the globalization of laughter … millions of people around the world decide to take a few minutes off from their usual routines, get together with friends and pull off a global cascade of riotously laughing flash mobs, transforming the flow of power from the heads of the elite to the bellies of the people.

At a time when our human experiment is buckling under austerity, financial madness and eco-angst, there is something so ludicrous, bizarre, even insane about the eight most powerful people in the world trying to conduct the people’s business – to set things right – from behind closed doors and razor wire fences.

A global #LAUGHRIOT could break through the G8’s veneer of legitimacy and expose the Camp David Summit and our current capitalist model for the farce that it really is.

A global laugh-in could be the relief we’ve all been waiting for: the moment when — in a communal burst of laughter — we the people suddenly wake up to the fact that the only power our leaders have is the power we give them.

Here goes … let’s laugh like we’ve never laughed before,

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

OccupyWallStreet.org / Tactical Briefing #30, #31 and #32 / Be present on May 18. Spark the #LAUGHRIOT then swarm Chicago.

Watch live streaming video from occupy_wall_street at livestream.com

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Anonymous

If you happen to subvert the Military to our side, a coup against the Government would no longer be necessary. But, I think pepper spray boy pulls down about 120 + k for his services and would be as unlikely as his cohorts to let himself be subverted. But who knows, right? Maybe you've got a way of charming needle-juiced jack-asses, who routinely murder citizens in nations under their occupation, into becoming exactly what for the movement? Personally I wouldn't want those fucks anywhere but in a stockade. Same deal if half of all combat personell ended up floating upside down in swimming pools. Or, found run-off the road lifeless in a ditch. I think as more people right here in the good old usa realize the threat U.S. troops and their commanders pose to their very existence, the more productive our and their ideas will become - which ensures a more potent response to this one all-encompassing threat. Occupy the Mil.

Rimshaun Nordor

Violence is not the answer. We don't have enough time to fight and point fingers...our planet is dying. Our conflict is a symptom of our planetary destruction. The answer is, we, all of us just need to go in a different direction from those who seek control. Its almost like we need to just ignore them and let them beg for our attention. It's time we re-instated the power we have by turning our backs on those who drive the ownership machine.

Anonymous

Public vandalism is always intellectually enlightening.

I find that burning cars in the street is especially therapeutic.

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