Andrew Breitbart’s final testament “Occupy Unmasked” debuted Friday night on four screens around the country.
Breitbart announced the film last February at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. just prior to his death a few weeks later.
The film produced by Citizens United aims to make the connection between union organizers such as those from the SEIU and the radical anarchists who were responsible for most the violence at Occupy events around the country last year.
Yet Red Alert Politics’ numerous encounters and talks with Occupiers in Washington, D.C. last spring revealed the movement to be complex and filled with various factions with competing goals. In fact many were more radical than the mainstream leftist groups such as the SEIU, calling Obama “a sellout.”
It connects Occupy with the radical movements of the 1930s and the 1960s, noting that the Occupiers have combined the tactics of the ‘60s with the message of the ‘30s-era radical opposition to capitalism.
Former 60s radical turned conservative activist David Horowitz sums up the left in the film saying that they strive to hide their true intentions behind a pretence of being concerned about issues.
“You’re a peace activist. You’re a civil rights activist. You’re concerned about the financial crisis of 2008,” Horowitz says in the film. “Nonsense! Your goal has always been the same destroy the society from within.”
The timing of the film’s release was due to a decision made by Magnolia Films, the film’s distributor. Posters originally suggested it was supposed to have been released last spring.
Citizens United President David Bossie is not bothered by the fact the Occupy movement has faded into the background, noting that its release coincides with the first anniversary of the Occupy protests.
“We could have chosen to release the film earlier this summer on our own, and it would have been a lot less visible, and we wouldn’t have been able to put it in theaters,” Bossie said. “It would’ve been a straight to DVD film.”
Putting it in the four theaters and on video on demand gives a lot more people an opportunity to see the film, according to Bossie.
“It’s a great opportunity and a great success for us.”
The Democratic Party “owns” the Occupy movement because they supported it in spite of the widespread arsons, rapes and other sorts of antisocial activities it caused nationwide, Bossie said.
“Some of the things our film discusses is that some of the radicals from the ‘60s and ‘70s that are still in charge, and the union bosses that are pumping manpower and money into the operation,” Bossie said. “I think that they look at this as a warmup act because its really going to rear its ugly head again once America’s austerity plan takes shape over the next months and years.”