From the emails 9/11 Cultwatch has been receiving, some of the comments posted here, and those on several Anarchist email lists, it is clear that activists in the Occupy movement are standing up to nonsense in two ways.
Firstly, they are standing up against the injustice of banks being propped up with taxpayers money, and those same taxpayers then suffering unemployment, cuts and recession. Secondly they are standing up to the small, but irritating presence of conspiracy theorists, anti-semites and David Icke followers who have latched on to these protests. Icke himself has felt the need this week to issue a video as guidance to his supporters at Wall Street and elsewhere.
This video has been spamming Facebook pages supporting Occupy, and has popped up in a thousand other locations. For those wanting to counter Icke and his minions, I offer a summary of its arguments below:
It is 32 minutes long, a curious mixture of anti-capitalist rhetoric, that will go down well with some protestors, plus the usual expose of who controls the government e.g. 'the Rothschilds, Rockefellers' at 6.50 min in.
Buzzwords seems to be 'networks' for the above, 'human enslavemen't plus a fear of 'vultures' taking the occupy protests in the wrong direction. This is deliberate, as the few wish to have complete control over humanity. Their aim - world government, a world central bank, a world army and the break up of countries into regions.
Following this - a global electronic currency. This is why we have a deliberately created financial crisis in the EU and US. Protestors will be manipulated into demanding a worse solution than we currently have, unless they get 'streetwise'.
Some old staples come up - Mossad and US intelligence created 9/11 - problems are created to meet the agenda of the elite. George Soros is trying to manipulate the Wall Street protests, so they end up calling for a world government. (In a way it should be easy for Anarchists to distance ourselves from this smear, I can't see too many Anarchists calling for world government?)
To Icke we have cartel-ism, not capitalism. He gets very nutty about 24 minutes in - claiming that Orwell and Huxley knew, via the Fabian Society, the future route the elite would take - Huxley supporting them, Orwell opposing. That apparently is why Orwell wrote 1984.
Icke particularly hates moveon.org and any suggestion of global warming or climate change being raised by protestors (he seems ignorant of the vast evidence of climate change, instead seeing it as another way to bring about international law and global governance) and calls for individual responses, not group think. Clear he wants to see space limited for certain groups, and in particular for anyone raising climate change. No debate - to Icke such currents should be thrown out.
Forewarned is forearmed.