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Desc:Brutality was not used.
Category:News & Politics, Crime
Tags:college, Protest, white people, fail, NYU occupation
Submitted:Old_Zircon
Date:02/23/09
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Smellvin
Article on this amusing kiddie-clusterfuck for people as confused as I was: http://jta.org/news/article/2009/02/22/1003155/pro-gazan-students- barricade-themselves-in-nyu-cafeteria
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Trust fund babies stage faux occupation at university for spoiled shits.

News at 11.



baleen
Basically.

The Townleybomb
The man drinks corporate water and wears suits and they are totally fuckin' snakes man.

This is worth way more than six stars just for teaching me to say "Brutality here you're on camera" whenever somebody walks briskly past me. Good thing too, because this lost a star for the first white-boy dreadlocks not showing up until almost 4 minutes in.
Frank Rizzo
"they drink corporate water"


jesus, I've NEVER wanted to punch someone in the face so hard in my whole god damn life, seriously.... never ever never.

everything this took bag says causes my eyes to roll so hard I developed a headache.

lustygoat
I like how they're talking about corporate water, and in the next sentence they're talking about their MacBook.

Frank Rizzo
Im willing to bet theres a short white kid with dread lock.... oh yeah there he is.


Droz: "These, Tom, are your causeheads. They find a world threatening issue and stick with it... for about a week. What's up? What happened to the ozone layer?"

Dave: "That was last week. Now it's meat. Grill's serving up chili burgers, but they're not letting anyone in or out."

Droz: "...I love chilli burgers"
Horsecock Johnson, M.D.
Pres. Garcia-Thompson: "You threw a hundred pounds of raw meat on a peaceful vegan protest!"

Droz: "C'mon! That was WAY more than a hundred pounds!"

blackmetallic
Okay, what's your major?
- Um, particle physics.
- Ooh, that's a tough one.
Let me see... Ooh!
"Motion of Helium Atoms
In An Excited State."
Watch out. It's a scorcher.
- Next.
- Uh, Sanskrit.
Sanskrit. You're majoring in
a 1000-year-old dead language.
Yeah.
Okay... Ooh.
Latin.
It's the best I can do.
- Next.
- Phys Ed.
Phys Ed. Okay, you're out of my room.
Seriously. Get out.


Ouroboros
This is the saddest interpretation of Les Miserables I've ever seen.
glendower
I'm protesting the school my parents pay money to send me to. Oh, America.
baleen
Part of their protest was for more student aid for kids who have to work multiple jobs, but yeah, it's a stupid way of doing things.

Enjoy
Here's our water bottles, mac books, power cord, and herpes medication.
NewHeavenSalesman
There's an AP report on youtube where the crazy DON'T TOUCH ME woman claimed that she was thrown through the door onto the ground.

Awesome.
Frank Rizzo
post it here now, right now. I must see this with my own eyeball.

allcaps
You'll love it, Rizzo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdk_12j2l9E

Jeff Fries
You may not come in here, this is a student's free space!
Excuse me *excuse me*
You may not detain us!
What do you guys have to say about this?
We deserve to, like, have explained what you're doing to us.
We have the right not to cooperate with you.
We want to negotiate in good faith with you.
That will happen only if you agree to negotiate with us.
We're welcoming discussion and dialogue on that, this is directly democratic ok?
We need to use a consensus process to move forward.
You are making everyone upset.
We need to democratically decide in a consensus area, we can use a separate area.
Guys we have 10 minutes to decide, focus on consensus here.
RYAN! RYAN! RYAN! WE'RE USING CONSENSUS ON HOW TO PROCEED!
FREDDY! FREDDY! We're going to decide without you!
Listen, we can negotiate in the back of the room in private.
Well, you have to use earmuffs.
Well you have to pretend you can't hear us.
So let's see we have some markers, tape, a Macbook, Macbook charger, an iPod
They probably won't confiscate our water bottles.
Enjoy
I think one of the cop's swords glowed like Frodo's sword when the protesters came near.

Enjoy
er nightstick not sword

Jack Dalton
I just can't get over hilarious the camera guy is-- shouting collective action platitudes to his spoiled liberal comrades. There are usually more productive ways to deal with a school administration, and I'm sure they could have discussed their proposal in a more rational manner. But apparently it is WAY cool to take over a cafeteria and annoy everyone.





zatojones
Yeah but those other ways don't make you feel like such a champion of the downtrodden the way this mess does. How do you expect them to assuage the guilt they feel for attending a private university in one of the most expensive cities on the planet if they aren't allowed to pretend to be Heroes of the People?

fermun
I love how they all have macbooks and mock "corporate water" and suits.

Those people exchange money for goods and services! What sheep! Now, let us all use our Apple products together!
zatojones
Apple is different. I saw a commercial that told me so.

simon666
I love how empowered they feel, because in a few years the empowerment they felt during this is going to turn into the greatest sense of regret and embarrassment of their lives... hopefully.

Also I love how camera guy is incessantly going on about things being done "Democratically" as if that's the ace in the hole. Change societies and dogmas and the same camera tard is going on about doing things in a Communistic fashion.
wtf japan
What the fuck is corporate water?
wtf japan
Oh fuck.

"The students passed their first night chatting, reading and playing cards. They ate food they had brought, including apples, oranges, hummus and peanut butter. Some joined in an exercise session they called the “calisthenic dialectic workout,” stretching and jumping in place before adjourning for a discussion of Hegel’s philosophy that lasted nearly until daybreak."

Why aren't you ever brutal when it's actually called for, NYPD?

Camonk
I saw that, too, and I threw up a little.

Jack Dalton
http://nyulocal.com/on-campus/2009/02/23/raw-footage-from-the-last -moments-of-the-kimmel-occupation/

The cameraman is commenting in the discussion area....
Jeff Fries
Holy shit, if he keeps this up he'll be a bona fide poster boy:

"NYPD has used violence on protesters in the past. We were lucky NYPD didn’t get in the night before or else you might have been scrubbing our blood off the walls like at Columbia in 1968.

I kept it clean, calm, and snarky. Let me know when you want to get off your ass and struggle to free people you’ve never met. I’ll be there with you."

Jeff Fries
nm, it's a parody

spikestoyiu
I'm loving the scorn being heaped upon this idiots from every corner of the Internet.

Honestly, this shit is so embarassing that's almost more difficult to watch than that video of those kids killing a guy by ramming a screwdriver into his eye socket.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Why did you remind me of that video?

:(

sonichronique
Absolute gold.
spikestoyiu
Also, I wanted to purchase the corporatewater.com domain in order to sell my bottled water (in a non-recyclable bottle, NATCH), which wears a little mini suit and tie, but someone beat me to it. At least they beat me to the domain name, not the water.
BOOSH
i can sleep comfortably at night now, knowing that control over the NYU food court has been wrested from the hands of those fanatical revolutionaries. now the bourgeoisie can once again pick up their snapples and pad thai with impunity.




roughnready66
someone should have just called their parents to come pick them up.
ZugZug
Those are some true culture jammers
Walt Henderson
Kids these days. Mark Slackmeyer must be very disappointed.
Senator_Unger
It's like listening to a "Conflict Resolution Facilitator" from college all over again.
Camonk
I loved the guy trying to get someone to be facilitator while his ten fucking minutes tick away.

Unsung
Oh, those Onion guys go too far with the comedy!
Gamara II
It's like watching 5-year-old children play pretend. Except in this case it's 20-year-old children, and not so cute.
Blaise
And all of history's greatest human rights activists simultaneously rolled over in their graves.
Godard's Drinking Problem
Jesus, fucking christ. What a bunch of whinging, wimpering gas bags. They knew that this bullshit wouldn’t affect systemic change, in NYU of all places. My guess is, they could give two shits about the scholarships for the students from Gaza or the donations to the Islamic University. They wanted the confrontation, the scene, wanted to bathe in the spectacle, crowing cat calls of Brutality when The Man was just trying to tell them to not be such fuckheads. And for what? For what? Of all the bullshit, of all the hypocrisy in both the University (seizure of space and eviction of tenants, whitewashing the Village in purples and flags and idiots who twitter) and the city of New York, hell, the fucking country, they choose this? A roundabout condemnation of the Israel attack on Hamas? And this is the forum they chose? The vaunted ivory tower of their top-tier, bottom-feeding Olsen Twin

Four minutes now.

What kills me is the nonsense vernacular they use, the bullshit Hollywood lingo about a Negotiator and Demands and the assinine pedantry of “You Are Entering Our Space and We Welcomeblahblahblahblah” amidst cries of “It’s just cause he’s a fucking rat!” Is it because they live in a world so devoid of conflict, of struggle, of cause and effect and ramification and loss that they create enemies to triumph over?

Corporate Water. That prissy fucking bitch said Corporate Water.

It makes me fucking sick. All I want to do is hit these trustafarians in the head, and then ask them how they got to NYU, who paid for their tuition, and what fucking good all this primping and preening and punctilious grandstanding will do for their Righteous Cause. And then hit then in the head again. Because they could use the fucking sense.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Dammit, I knew I should have taken more writing classes in college. That was awesome.

Night Train to Mundo Fine
I'm half Palestinian.

Please shut up, trust fund hippies. You aren't helping the people in Gaza by taking over the fucking NYU food court, and you know it. You're using the collective misery of Gazans as a fucking HOBBY.

Because I guess protesting outside, gee I don't know, the ISRAELI EMBASSY RIGHT THERE IN NEW YORK CITY would be too easy.
wtf japan
They're doing better than not helping. Now everyone can just dismiss pro-Palestinian protesters as either crazy Arabs or trust fund idiots.


Centennial Ostrich
I'm convinced the narrator/cameraman is a performance actor and he's secretly enjoying this for the same reasons we are. That's the only way it can make sense in my head. No one, no one can possibly be that full of shit.
spikestoyiu
These Improv Everywhere skits are getting more and more weird every day.
glendower
The NYU occupation forces have set up a web site: http://takebacknyu.com/.

I'm glad that these people will some day earn three times my salary. Feels good.
Wonko the Sane
fat on the inside
Cena_mark
The pussy behind the camera speaks of Democracy. Remember, the US is not a Democracy, but a constitutional Republic. The founding fathers believed Democracy to be mob rule. This is exactly what they were talking about.
I love how their cries of 'Democracy' justify their actions.
allcaps
For once I am 100% behind Cena here. The worst thing about this is the democracy. They read TAZ and the cliff notes of Bakunin, smoked some weed and decided to just go for it. They should have elected a spokesperson, written a manifesto, and stuck to the script. Sorry to sound like a reactionary, but if the Continental Congress had urged Parliament to open a dialogue and respect their process and wait over there pretending not to hear while they used consensus, the fuck would've happened? The Paris Commune was the closest anyone ever got to running anything through democracy, and the result was pretty much like this video - a bunch of big men pushing barricades out of the way while everyone runs around babbling, "Are they ARMED?"

The most authentically democratic thing about this video was how bored the guards looked, and how weary that professor looking dude was. When he threw his hands up and said, "I'll give you ten minutes," I had a bit of pride in America. Stupid kids are stupid, and sometimes you just got to let them fail their way smart.

TheDevil'sWhore
worst mac book commercial ever
fractured
The guy filming is pretty dweeby, but otherwise I don't see any problems with these sorts of tactics.
fractured
That's not to say that the students at NYU weren't misdirected.

Big Muddy
Democratic consensus areas are the designation for toolbag logic-rape.
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