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Alan Moore, Occupy movement’s unofficial godfather, meets protesters

With so much being reported about Alan Moore’s connections to the Occupy movement — through his endorsement of its ideals, his contribution to Occupy Comics, and protesters’ co-opting of the David Lloyd-designed Guy Fawkes masks — U.K.’s Channel 4 News coaxed the V for Vendetta writer from his home in Northampton to London to meet some of the demonstrators for the first time.

“It’s a bit surprising when some of the characters you thought you made up suddenly seem to escape into ordinary reality,” Moore told some disguised protesters. “I mean, what is it about the mask — is it just useful, or what?”

The report also delves into Frank Miller’s criticism of the Occupy movement, Moore’s displeasure with film adaptations of his works and, yes, the irony that each Guy Fawkes mask that protesters buy puts more money into the coffers of Time Warner, one of the world’s largest media conglomerates.



hahaha that dude referenced the movie!! Why are ppl wearing the mask? Cause it looks cool.

I never understand how some people regard Alan Moore as this angry, comic-hating old man. As with many other interviews i’ve seen of him, he seems level headed, polite and thoughtful.

The day I take Allan Moore seriously, is the day he stops practicing the Occult. He rails against Christianity, and yet follows the teaching of one of the most wicked men in the world, Aleister Crowley.

[Alan Moore] follows the teaching of one of the most wicked men in the world, Aleister Crowley.

Considering that every significant appearance of Aleister Crowley in Moore’s books, is less than flattering (he appears as a villain in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen while treated as the butt of the joke in Promethea and gets only a comic cameo in From Hell, it’s hard to simply label Moore as a “follower.”

Furthermore, as “wicked” as Crowley might have been, does he really compare to any number of tyrants and mass murderers who made their will felt in the 20th century?

Aleister Crowley wasn’t “wicked” at all, unless by wicked you mean awesome! The tabloid that gave him that epithet, “Wickedest man in the world” also claimed that he handed out drugs that made people “…capable of participating in practices which no normal person could conceive of, much less describe.” That seems more than a little incredible, wouldn’t you say?

Anyway, dont believe all the slanders and lies that you hear about Crowley. As you can see at the link below, the most pernicious myths about the man are easily busted:

Oh, and by the way, while we’re on the subject of Occupy and Aleister Crowley, here’s a post exploring what AC might have thought about Occupy, the 99%, and the global financial crisis:

I flinched when that guy mentioned the movie.

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