MTV Real World Casting Call for Occupy Wall Street Protestors

October 20th, 2011

An individual in a crowd is a grain of sand amid other grains of sand, which the wind stirs up at will.

—Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

So, Obombya, the Goldman Sachs’ shill, and MTV are now behind this Occupy Wall Street situation. [Update: Mikhail Gorbachev: Protests leading to New World Order.]

Sign wavers will not like Gustave Le Bon’s old book, but it’s an operations manual for those who take advantage of crowds. There are free versions of it all over the Internet, and on Amazon for the Kindle.

Via: Reuters:

Occupy Wall Street protesters may get a new platform to voice their opinions after MTV’s “The Real World” reality TV show posted a casting call reaching out to supporters of the movement.

The casting call, posted on Monday this week by “Real World” production company Bunim/Murray on website Craigslist, stated they were “seeking cast members to tell their unique stories” and specifically asks people if they are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement and in their 20s.

“The producers of Bunim/Murray productions are targeting young passionate people to be a part of the next cycle,” of the TV show, an MTV spokesperson told Reuters on Wednesday.

5 Responses to “MTV Real World Casting Call for Occupy Wall Street Protestors”

  1. Miraculix Says:

    Pretty handy strategy, really.

    First, you weed out the more charismatic vocal idiots too shallow to see the whole game.

    Second, you recruit potential team members by wooing those with the right tendencies to your cause. A position, some exposure, start-up capital. The cheese.

    Enter the maze, push the button, red light comes on, reward delivered.

    Though we don’t like to admit such things to ourselves, most all of us do have a price, a compulsion and quite often both.

    Better still, the whole program can be operate under the guise of popular entertainment, turning a handy profit if all goes well, as well as attracting loads of additional eyeballs.

    Unless, of course, you consider a show calling itself the “Real World” just another modest building block in the great edifice of the all-powerful truth machine that is the western “Free Press”…

  2. prov6yahoo Says:

    “Though we don’t like to admit such things to ourselves, most all of us do have a price”

    Agreed. I think probably 99% of the 99% would sell out. I know I would.

  3. Tru3Magic Says:


    I see this as one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. Until we as a populace stop buying their game, it will be there to be sold. This is one of my favorite articles on how our buy in leads to the continued existence of this game:

    With the whole Egyptian help and this article, I am almost inclined to think we have a revolution hijacking on our hands….thoughts?

  4. Miraculix Says:

    @ Magic…

    There’s no ACTUAL hijacking going on. Just the appearance of a hijacking.

    Which lends credibility to the media pantomime going on around the largely orchestrated events in question.

    Sound familiar?

  5. Miraculix Says:

    @ Yahoo…

    We ALL sold out years ago, my good man. Didn’t have much choice, really. We who were born in the west didn’t even have a chance.

    All but a rare few with highly iconoclastic parents are indoctrinated in the art of being a good Spartan pretty much from cradle to grave.

    Basically, we’re ALL hypocrites. The prevailing economic systems leave us little choice but to either participate in their various intellectual shenanigans — or live under a rock.

    And while I’ve spent some time under a strategic stone or two along the way when it all got too heavy to bear for awhile, setting up camp there just isn’t a terribly feasible long-term strategy.

    The secret, as far as I can tell after my own journey of 45 laps around the solar disc, is to choose your battles and the concomitant compromises carefully. I would say wisely, but that’s awfully hard to do without hindsight.

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