Travis Irvine: Occupy What Street?

Video sent to IPR by Travis Irvine, 2010 Libertarian candidate for Congress from Ohio and professional videographer, takes a satirical look at the Occupy movement that is growing around the nation. Toward the end of the video, Irvine has an encounter with a man in a suit who claims to be some kind of authority figure and disputes his right to film or interview people:

3 thoughts on “Travis Irvine: Occupy What Street?

  1. Deran

    Hmmm, lame? Am I missing something here? If he wants to make fun of the Occupy… movement, seems like he could have doene so and made some points abt libertarian capitalist perspectives on the same issues?

  2. paulie Post author

    I’m not sure that he was necessarily there to make fun of it. It didn’t seem as an “agenda” or “attack” piece to me. He did make fun of some of the aspects of the demonstration that other observers have noted. I don’t think those criticisms are all that on point; I tend to agree with Jim Cook here:

    http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2011/10/06/a-pundits-guide-on-how-to-make-fun-of-political-demonstrators/

    The parts of the video I found most interesting:

    1) The (presumably) Wall Street guy saying the protesters had a lot of good points, and

    2) the self-proclaimed government goon acting like a thug near the end.

  3. Michael H. Wilson

    I was watching a video earlier of Rep. John Lewis, Democrat from Georgia, who wanted to speak at the Atlanta occupy event.

    It looked like kindergarten to me with all the people repeating the sentences of a speaker at center stage and no one was allowed to clap. You had to wave your fingers.

    The crowd was almost all white from what I could tell and they refused to allow Lewis, who is black, to speak. For a man who did as much for civil rights in this country as Lewis did to be treated such was rude to say the least.

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