Crowd-Sourcing Assassination 2.0 - Malcolm Harris

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Crowd-Sourcing Assassination 2.0 - Malcolm Harris

  1. 1. Crowd-SourcingAssassination 2.0
  2. 2. The Problem of OffenseOccupy was 1% offense, followed by 99% defenseLose direct confrontation every timeLeft hoping you get beat so bad that someone notices
  3. 3. Anarchist AssassinsLimits risk of collateral damageHumanizes structuresMakes power less appealingTriggers self-preservationClarifies antagonisms
  4. 4. Why We Cant Shoot PeopleLiterally outgunnedCan tolerate structural violence, and insane violence, but not organized interpersonal violenceNecessarily insular, secretive
  5. 5. Why We Cant Shoot People Part 2We arent those people
  6. 6. (Failed) Alternatives to ViolenceOccupation playbook is writtenLeaks framework is based on apolitical epistemologyWhats left is representational (voting, petitioning, DDSing)
  7. 7. Right-Wing AssassinationsWhitewaterBirth certificateJames OKeefe/ACORN
  8. 8. AnonymousBased largely (but not only) leaks frameworkHB GaryThe "moralfag" turnSteubenville
  9. 9. Great Expectations"He should have had a more responsible father""If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place"Miley Cyrus
  10. 10. Diversity of TacticsChinese flesh searchMakode LindeSHAME project
  11. 11. High-Value TargetsDavid PetraeusPope Benedict
  12. 12. The Peoples Kill List
  13. 13. Counter-EthicsTransparency defines what people should be held accountable forSocial war is not a metaphorRedistribution of fearCyber-bullying up

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