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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

As a matter of fact, officer goober, good commune-ists are already @Occupy. Tell your co to relieve you of duty and get someone in here smarter and hence, more amusing than you.

Anonymous

We're in Montreal, man?

I thought that was just a bunch of pinko liberal-arts students whining because they're gonna have to keep paying the lowest tuition fees in Canada.

"We want - free stuff!"

"Nous voulons - des trucs gratuits!"

Now wonder Quebec is going to hell - look at the fruits of their education system - dog vomit at best.

Sincerely

I really with AB would just cut it out with this #Laughriot, #Globalization of laughter stuff.

It's a stupid reaction to a serious problem that isn't going to help anything.

Anonymous

Great! Something similar happened in Spain before 15M one year ago. It is called the Risastencia. http://risastencia.org/

Anonymous

The only way we are going to change anything is if we convince God and Satan to grow up and get over this childish feud they've been having with each other for so long.

I mean come on, it's been long enough and the only ones that are suffering is us, humanity, because they don't want to just kiss and make up.

We all say let bygones be bygones. We're all waiting on you God and Satan. So grow up and act like the adult supernatural beings that you are.

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