Andrew Breitbart’s Occupy Unmasked, directed and written by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Citizens United, opens today. It was a labor of love for Andrew, who appears throughout the film, acting as its narrator. Taking down the Occupy movement was Andrew’s last true passion project. And the film shows it.
Just two weeks before his tragic death, Andrew took a few moments out from the Conservative Political Action Conference to confront the Occupy protesters staking out the event. “Stop raping people!” he shouted at them. “You filthy, filthy, filthy raping, murdering freaks!”
He wasn’t kidding. As Occupy Unmasked shows, the top-down coordination of the Occupy Wall Street movement relied on a leftist leadership willing to mold a conglomeration of the naïve and the criminal into a potent political force. Occupy Unmasked features Andrew delving into the roots of the Occupy movement, and uncovering the coordination between the Obama administration, its allies in the media, and Occupy.
And more than anything else, Occupy Unmasked shows what the Occupy movement was and is, in all of its true horror. And it deserves horror. It morphed from a ridiculous camp-out movement into a dangerous political force, wielded by the Obama administration and the media as the counter-Tea Party, even as it smashed windows, burned property, and assaulted police.
Andrew saw Occupy Unmasked as his magnum opus on Occupy. He cared about it deeply. It is thanks to Andrew, in large part, that the Occupy movement seems to have fallen into disrepair. But it will be back, because wherever the left has the opportunity to build an army of disaffected anti-capitalists, it will. And that’s precisely what the Obama administration and its ideological allies still seek to do.