by Doug Mainwaring

Nearly  fifty years ago, Hollywood provided the perfect metaphor for understanding what  we now see happening: in the classic 1956 science fiction motion picture Forbidden Planet, loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest,  a twenty-third-century spaceship from Earth arrives on the planet Altair to  rescue a reclusive but very kind, gentlemanly scientist and his beautiful  daughter.  The rescuers are soon menaced by an invisible monster who  possesses unimaginable powers to terrify and destroy.  In the end, we find  out that the monster is actually the professor’s “id” made manifest as a  powerful being, ravaging all those who threaten the utopia that the professor  has created for himself and his daughter.

Like  the rampaging monster terrorizing the planet Altair, Occupy Wall Street is the  physical manifestation of the monstrous, collective id of this nation’s liberal  elites.

Sigmund  Freud coined the term “id” to describe the lowest realm of functioning in  the human psyche.  It represents the most base, instinctual portion of the  human mind.  He defined the id as “the dark, inaccessible part of our  personality … and most of that is of a negative character[.] … We approach  the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething  excitations” (Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis,  1933).

Occupy  Wall Street has never been about what the occupying young people have had to  say.  It has been about creating a window of opportunity for left-leaning commentators and  political activists to seize control of the national conversation leading up to  the November 2012 elections.  It is meant to be the launching point for a  revolution.  And if the revolution has to turn violent, so be  it.

Adbusters,  home of the masterminds behind Occupy Wall Street, describes its organization’s  mission as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters,  students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new socialist  activist movement of the information age.  Our aim is to topple existing  power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the  21st century.”

This  toppling, it seems, entails a lot of extreme, foul behavior.  So far,  Occupy encampments and events around the country have set the scene for more  than 4,000 arrests, multiple alleged rapes, anti-Semitic harangues, attacks on  police, child endangerment, public defecation and urination, public sex and  masturbation, drug use, thefts, assaults, vandalism, the destruction of private  and public property, devastating blows to local merchants’ businesses, a few  deaths, and much, much more.  The list continues to grow.

By  any measurement of objective truth, this “movement” is appalling.  What is  more appalling is this: adult progressives — politicos, pundits,  self-interested activists, and activist organizations — are inhumanely  manipulating these poor clueless kids who are experiencing degradation all for  the sake of a flawed, failing ideology.

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