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Video: 'Occupy Atlanta' Silences Rep. John Lewis Via Jazz Hands (TOTALLY HILARIOUS!)
Town Hall.com ^ | Oct 09, 2011 4:18 PM | Guy Benson Political Editor, Townhall.com

Posted on 10/10/2011 6:48:44 PM PDT by drewh

Having watched this clip all the way through several times, I still can't stop chuckling. Here's a quick primer to prepare you for what you're about to see:

The video begins as civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis rrives at #OccupyAtlanta, hoping to express solidarity and articulate support with some brief remarks.

Unfortunately for him, the Congressman is totally unacquainted with the gathering's "rules," which make the US Senate look like a model of efficiency.

The group's "leader" (the hippie with the bullhorn) speaks in three-second intervals so the rest of the assembled group can chant his partial sentences back at him. They're speaking with "one voice," you see. In order to build a consensus, they "debate" whether Lewis should be permitted to speak, or if the program should continue as planned.

This quasi-vote is taken through a juvenile system of silent finger-wiggling (yes, really). The consensus shifts several times before the group settles on a conclusion: Lewis is not any more valuable than any other human being, his request to speak is therefore denied. This decision prompts an angry outburst from Lewis supporters, who immediately earn angry jazz hands of scorn for chanting out of turn.

The look on Lewis' face throughout these, um, "deliberations" is absolutely priceless. When his speaking opportunity is ultimately nixed, he just wanders off in a confused daze. Isn't the Left awesome, Congressman? The cringe-worthy preciousness and feel-goodery of the entire episode evokes a dystopic kindergarten setting, in which every child and teacher has equal say in everything. If it weren't so laugh-out-loud pathetic, I think this video represents a snapshot of my own personal hell.

UPDATE: The Washington Times' Kerry Picket emails to inform me that "Jazz Hands democracy" was also on display in New York this weekend.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; clowardpiven; consensus; dementalillness; democracy; demonic; georgia; jazzhands; johnlewis; occupyatlanta; occupywallstreet; psychopathicleft; revolutionaryleft
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1 posted on 10/10/2011 6:48:49 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

That system is referred to as “Human Microphone”. It originated in NYC iirc, because NYC requires a permit to use an amplified sound system or a bullhorn in public.

It’s very creepy, and very slow, and very cultish...


2 posted on 10/10/2011 6:52:00 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: drewh

If that did not scare the crap out of me because these idiots are so deranged, I might well have fallen out of my chair laughing.

Unbelievable.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 6:52:32 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: rlmorel

It would be a lot funnier if they weren’t being stirred to a bloodlust that would make Manson proud.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: drewh

So creepy. Did you see the congressman’s face and the faces of the people with him? They were totally creeped out.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 6:57:06 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: drewh
Truly bizarre.

They won't let John Lewis speak because everyone has a right to speak. Except for John Lewis, that is. If you let him speak, he might be more equal than everyone else who is allowed to speak.

6 posted on 10/10/2011 6:59:59 PM PDT by RagingBull (Talent does what it can; genius does what it must)
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To: drewh

Lewis is lucky these freaks didn’t behead him. They are really into beheading these days. Something their “solidarity” Muzzie brothers taught them. I think it would be wise for all politicans, regardless of party, to stay away from these zombie freaks.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 7:00:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: cripplecreek

Am I the only one who looks at this and thinks of “The Great Leap Forward” and the bloodshed it engendered?

I cannot believe what I am seeing.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 7:00:42 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: drewh
Fine, so the original repetition thing had a reason. However, when there is a microphone, what's the point?

They look like a bunch of brainwashed children. Jazz hands? BARF!

This is the inevitable result of an entire generation of children growing up in day care. They are incapable of independent thought.

9 posted on 10/10/2011 7:00:55 PM PDT by giotto
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To: rlmorel

That’s why I tell the libertarians to stay away from these people. When their puppet masters no longer need rabble rousers, they will deal with them as harshly as they want to deal with the “evil rich”.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 7:03:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

These freaks are all racists. Why didn’t they let the congressman speak????? Why...he is a liberal civil rights icon. Such racist disrespect...


11 posted on 10/10/2011 7:06:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This is one of the most hilarious clips I've seen!

The look on Lewis's face when they are going on about the hand signal stuff - then he looks at his hands and wiggles his fingers check to see if they work is classic.

After three minutes of this mockery he had to think -
“why in the h*ll did Nancy Pelosi send ME to talk to a bunch of weirdos - what a B*TCH!”

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when he got home.

12 posted on 10/10/2011 7:08:51 PM PDT by not2worry (IF YOUR ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM)
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To: giotto
Someone commented on another site about this crowd:
350 people, 6 actual taxpayers, and 3 people who have taken a shower this week.
13 posted on 10/10/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: drewh
When seconds count
When seconds count

the group's decision
the group's decision

is only 94 minutes
is only 94 minutes

away.
away.

14 posted on 10/10/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: drewh

A 5 year old with a good chant could take over these morons. The people that are under 100 IQ are here, many chanting along have a sub 70. This is so funny I can’t stop thinking on how I could infiltrate and get them to zombie along with any broken phrase.


15 posted on 10/10/2011 7:10:18 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: drewh

My Lord, these people could not find their butts with both hands, a road map, AND a professional guide. These are the pathetic losers to whom we are giving up our liberty?


16 posted on 10/10/2011 7:12:21 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Once you see that it is all Kabuki Theater, you are free to quit wasting your time on politics.)
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To: hal ogen

I’ve been keeping tabs on them with their livestream broadcast. They seem to do the weird echo chant all the time when they speak.

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution


17 posted on 10/10/2011 7:12:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: rlmorel
I cannot believe what I am seeing.

Believe it. Worse - far worse - is coming.

18 posted on 10/10/2011 7:13:20 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: drewh

hahaha, thanks for sharing. That is a long video but is so funny.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 7:13:50 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: Mercat
This is SQUARE out of Beavis and Butthead, or SOUTH PARK.

Hilarious. Seriously many of these people need some considerable "couch time" with trained professionals. Its almost sad to watch, to see humans in this mental condition.<>MICHAEL SAVAGE IS RIGHT: LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER. My I bet he has a field day with this humor.!!!

20 posted on 10/10/2011 7:17:37 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (To all good FRiends who supported Gov. Palin. I never badmouthed her. Please now join us w/ MR. CAIN)
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To: drewh

Mrs BN was a teacher of 4 & 5 year old kids. As such, I often visited her classes. Those kids were WAY ahead of this crowd!

I did not have the patience to finish watching the video.

ALTHOUGH, if Congress deliberated at this speed, they would NEVER be able to get any legislation passed, therefore nothing NEW to gum up works of progress.

If we could only get rid of all the other junk they have passed in the last 50 years!


21 posted on 10/10/2011 7:21:43 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: cripplecreek

So...Libertarians are rabble rousers?

(sorry, just couldn’t resist!)


22 posted on 10/10/2011 7:28:57 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: BwanaNdege

These people can vote. Scares the hell out of me.


23 posted on 10/10/2011 7:30:58 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: rlmorel

Actually I’m more of a rabble rouser now that I’m a conservative than I was when I considered myself libertarian.


24 posted on 10/10/2011 7:31:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

Mentally ill. Certifiable. Societal misfits. Everyone society has ‘em.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 7:36:39 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (To all good FRiends who supported Gov. Palin. I never badmouthed her. Please now join us w/ MR. CAIN)
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To: drewh

The scariest part is that there are really people out there that would participate in this crap. I mean, some of them actually look kind of normal, yet they’re buying into this nonsense.

Yet you’ve got people on the left lauding these protests and the participants. If Tea Party gatherings were anywhere as nutty as this, the clips would be on TV 24/7 - accompanied by howls of laughter and words of derision.


26 posted on 10/10/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

There will be GREAT conservative parodies on YouTube of this “Echo Speak” in a few days, mark my words. It would also be funny on SNL, but I doubt they have the courage.


27 posted on 10/10/2011 7:38:27 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (To all good FRiends who supported Gov. Palin. I never badmouthed her. Please now join us w/ MR. CAIN)
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To: rlmorel

Read Ann Coulter’s Book “Demonic”
it describes exactly what these “Occupy” Zombies are.

A MOB.


28 posted on 10/10/2011 7:39:42 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: cripplecreek

Conservatives are certainly being portrayed that way, at least the Tea Party is.

As long as they don’t compare me to those brainless scumbags in New York, I can live with it...


29 posted on 10/10/2011 7:40:42 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: baiamonte

You hit on the core of the rotted apple: We can undo what Obama and his ilk have done, but the fact that there are a sizable number of people like this who could get someone like Obama elected, and willingly do it again...THAT’S problematic.


30 posted on 10/10/2011 7:42:59 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: drewh
This video really needs to go viral.
31 posted on 10/10/2011 7:55:01 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: ltc8k6

Thanks for the explanation although the behavior is still creepy.


32 posted on 10/10/2011 7:55:29 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: RagingBull

By order of Diana Moon Glampers.


33 posted on 10/10/2011 7:56:46 PM PDT by jobim
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To: rlmorel

Thats exactly what I’ve been thinking.

We’re laughing at these people now, but if they get their way we won’t be laughing. And if they don’t get their way, we won’t be laughing.

These people are capable of anything.


34 posted on 10/10/2011 7:59:23 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

So? Where are Lewis’ ridiculous fabrications about racist epithets from the gathered crowd?

Thanks drewh.


35 posted on 10/10/2011 7:59:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: drewh

I noticed the “academics” that most of these liberal arts majors aspire to is the highest paid profession:
Technical/Research/Academic $36,000

And “other public sector” is automatically 1K higher than “other private sector”.


36 posted on 10/10/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: rlmorel

Its like a real time ‘Lord of the Flies’ where the children have become adults!


37 posted on 10/10/2011 8:00:43 PM PDT by drewh
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To: ltc8k6

Please note that the leader has a functioning bullhorn, can be heard quite well and the crowd isn’t that spread out. One of the crowd actually had a functioning mic, as well.

This childish stuff is about short-circuiting thought processes and forcing the crowd to internalize whatever is said to them via repetition. This is the sort of Neuro Linguistic Programming that is being used in the schools to produce these mindless twits in the first place.

For _this_ their parents and grandparents have paid through the nose since pre-school so the darlings could have an acceptable education aimed at keeping them in the upper middle class. As the parent of a 40-something who has been totally subsumed by this *culture* of nihilism, I can only imagine the gut-punched feeling many of them must be experiencing.


38 posted on 10/10/2011 8:01:35 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: drewh

OK... I finally watched the whole clip. I hadn’t been able to before... Its just too dang creepy. But damn... I keep thinking that they’ll start handing out the cups of kool-aid any time...


39 posted on 10/10/2011 8:04:28 PM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: tbw2

Rush is going to have a field day with this.


40 posted on 10/10/2011 8:11:51 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Well, that raises my estimation of Lewis slightly. Had that been me, I would have been tiptoeing away as they explained how applause was counter-revolutionary. Can you imagine giving an address where the audience chanted it back at you? I wonder how obama and TOTUS would make out?There’s a wonderful plot for a horror movie here or maybe just use the clip as an alternative to the ‘Hitler Finds Out’ meme. Ugh! Just creepy. ‘Children of the Corn’ creepy.


41 posted on 10/10/2011 8:14:24 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: drewh

Occupy Atlanta: Demands and Strategy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMnz2uH3Q4g&feature=watch_response


42 posted on 10/10/2011 8:19:12 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: reformedliberal

He has a bullhorn because he is in Atlanta and not NYC...


43 posted on 10/10/2011 8:22:56 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: reformedliberal

Here is the NYC version with some choice useful idiots...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsK2WeO7VbQ


44 posted on 10/10/2011 8:25:36 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: drewh

bump


45 posted on 10/10/2011 8:26:51 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: drewh

Hey Pelosi:

OWS idiots treated Lewis far worse than the Tea Party did.


46 posted on 10/10/2011 8:41:12 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: All

47 posted on 10/10/2011 8:43:29 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: drewh

Pathetic.

Does anyone there have a mind of his own, or is everyone a robot to be led around by some hippy with a megaphone?


48 posted on 10/10/2011 8:46:20 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: ltc8k6

My God. I didn’t think it could get any creepier, but seeing Francis Fox Piven there, and listening to her do this chanting brainwashing thing with the crowd was scary.

I listened to a good part of it. The other poster was right. We are laughing at them, but as Ann Coulter outlined in her book “Demonic”, that is the face of tyranny.


49 posted on 10/10/2011 8:47:37 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: drewh
Reason Magazine: Print|Email Silencing John Lewis Is What Democracy Looks Like


50 posted on 10/10/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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