Oleg Atbashian, Founder Of “The People’s Cube”, Arrested For Posting Posters, Charged With Felony

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At GMU, no less.

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Irony.

UPDATE 0755E 16NOV2016: Oleg sends:

I’m not easily scared. Back in my Soviet dissident days, when I was collecting signatures in defense of Andrei Sakharov, I was screamed at, threatened, and lectured by the KGB and Communist functionaries. What I never imagined was that in the United States, the land of the free, I would not only be subjected to similar treatment, but go to jail for my political activism, which never happened to me even in the USSR.

Progressivism and its main tool, political correctness, are absurd and dehumanizing not just in theory; its physical implementation is also rather dreadful and painful, as I personally experienced yesterday, being turned from an activist artist into inmate #2076524 in Fairfax County jail, with aching bruises on my wrists from excessively tight handcuffs, and the prospect of spending five years in prison as a convicted felon.

This was supposed to be a two-day poster campaign, to counteract the George Mason University hosting an official national conference for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is an anti-Semitic organization with well-documented ties to Hamas – a terrorist group whose stated goal is to exterminate the Jews. The GMU poster campaign was conceived by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

My part in it was to create provocative artwork for the posters and to hang them around the GMU campus, as well as to distribute flyers in order to raise awareness among the students, faculty, and the administration about the true meaning of their support for the SJP conference.

On the first day, my friend and I placed a few stickers on walls, poles, and signs around the GMU campus. We also placed paper flyers inside and outside the university buildings. We had decided to hang the larger posters on the following night, right before the start of the SJP conference.

Arriving at the campus in the evening, we noticed a large police presence everywhere, including the campus Starbucks. From what we overheard at the tables, the police were on the lookout for people posting “disturbing” flyers. At one point we considered canceling our mission due to this higher risk, but then decided to hang a few posters in new locations, in order to get the message out more effectively.

We only had time to hang three large posters when, at about 4am, our car was pulled over by a GMU PD cruiser with flashing lights. As we found out later, they already had a description of our rental KIA Optima. Officer M.J. Guston and his female partner, Officer Daniels, requested to see our drivers’ licenses, which they took away. Then they inquired if we had any weapons and proceeded with the visual search, noticing our bucket with mixed wheat paste and some rolled posters on the back seat, covered with towels.

The police officers took pictures of the contents of our car and retrieved some of the loose fliers from the floor as evidence. They claimed that since we were covering the posters and flyers with towels, we intended to conceal our wrongdoing. We explained that the towels were needed to wipe our hands, to prevent the bucket from spilling, and to stop the papers from rolling around the car, which was the honest truth.

The officers said we had been photographed while attaching the flyers, but never showed us the actual pictures. They ordered us to give them our car key and to step out of the car. Then we were told to put our hands behind our backs and to spread our legs. Officer Guston then held my thumbs behind my back with his left hand, while his right hand gave me a complete and very thorough pat-down and searched the content of my pockets. He repeated the same procedure with my friend, repeatedly asking us if we had any kind of weapons on us or in the car.

My friend and I tried to be as friendly and cooperative as the situation allowed, but that had no effect. We were ordered to sit on the curb, as Officer Daniels told us that the content of our posters was violent and disturbing to some students, especially the one with the Hamas terrorist standing in pools of blood over his dead victims. Such interpretation flipped our message on its head entirely, turning it from sympathy for the victims of violence into a threat of violence.

It dawned on me that the reason they kept searching us and asking about weapons was that they were convinced we were members of some violent militant group of “domestic terrorists” who meant to do harm to the students – a stereotype largely created by the “progressive” media and unscrupulous politicians. And now we, defenseless artists, armed with nothing but brushes and paper, became victims of this manipulative mythology, which caused the police to treat us with extreme prejudice. At the same time, the officers who handled us as if we were terrorists, seemed to be blissfully unaware of the true nature of the SJP they were defending, and their organization’s very real ties to a known terrorist organization with a record of mass murder, kidnappings, and targeting innocent civilians.

Since they couldn’t find any weapons and our message was protected by the First Amendment, the officers decided to charge us with “destruction of property worth of at least $2,500,” which was a “class 6 felony.” They claimed we had “super-glued” our fliers to school signs and it was impossible to peel them off.

It didn’t matter that we never used permanent glue, or that there could be other volunteers on campus who posted the stickers they could have downloaded online. Our wallpaper paste was made of wheat and water; we only used it on three large posters, which could be easily removed with water and would be washed off by the first rain. The rest were stickers, printed on regular self-adhesive paper found in any office store. They, too, could be easily removed with a tissue soaked in Goo Gone, a common household cleaner found in any dollar store. We even offered to remove any posters and stickers for them, then catch our flights in the morning and never bother them again. But the officers weren’t interested in that. They seemed to have a rather inflexible phantom image of us as dangerous felons and “right-wing extremists” who belonged in jail.

A phone call that Officer Guston made inside his cruiser seemed to reinforce their determination. Stepping out into the street, he ordered us to put our hands behind our backs and then handcuffed us so tightly that our bruises were painful to the touch even on the following day. Then he emptied our pockets, took away my hat, and placed everything in two plastic bags.

We were then taken to the back of his police car. Officer Guston never read us our rights; he simply declared that we were under arrest for committing felony and were going to jail. The partitioned space in the back of his police cruiser was extremely narrow, which forced my friend and I to contort our bodies in order to avoid additional pain from leaning on our tightly handcuffed hands behind our backs.

The full, politically correct name of the county jail was Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, but the jailers inside continued to refer to it as “jail.” We were put before a magistrate named W. Talavera. Officer Guston repeated his trumped-up charges about the destruction of property, supporting them with a dozen computer printouts. They were daytime photographs of our stickers posted around the campus. The officer put extra emphasis on pictures that documented his unsuccessful attempts to remove the stickers with his fingernails, which in his mind was undeniable proof that the paper was “super-glued” and thus anything to which it was attached was irreparably destroyed.

Some of his printouts were almost completely black night shots, looking like screen captures of security camera footage. Allegedly, they had our car in them. That was probably what he meant when he claimed that we had been “photographed.”

When we were given our chance to speak, we explained our motives and our mission, which was to help stop campus support for terrorism and anti-Semitism. The magistrate asked how we would feel if someone would come to our house and post stickers everywhere. My first impulse was to say that if I were unwittingly giving aid and comfort to terrorist supporters and someone would point it out to me in such a memorable way, then yes, I would probably be annoyed at first, but in the long run, as an honest person, I would most likely be grateful for opening my eyes to my bad judgment. But considering that such an answer would further antagonize the magistrate, I only said that we would never destroy anything, or do anything we thought was a felony. I repeated that the stickers were easily removable, which was why no destruction of property had occurred. I also volunteered to prove it by removing any remaining stickers myself, whether they had been posted by us or by others.

The magistrate’s decision was quick: $8,000 bail for each of us and a mandatory court hearing within several days. As we were led away to be processed into the system, Officer Guston said, somewhat triumphantly, his final words to us: “You can’t come to GMU ever again.”

We were then fingerprinted and searched again. We were only allowed to keep one shirt, one pair of pants, and no shoes. The next 14 hours we spent locked up in a smelly room with about a dozen other inmates, most of whom were sleeping on the floor. As hours went by and everyone woke up, it appeared that many of them were brought there for public intoxication, and one of them claimed that the police asked him to step out of the bar into the street, and then charged him with being drunk in a public space. Everything pointed to the fact that the Fairfax police department could be somewhat overzealous in trying to justify its existence in a wealthy Washington, DC, suburb largely populated by federal employees and other professionals feeding off the plentiful government trough.

The room had an old-fashioned telephone on the wall, programmed to tell time and make collect calls. I had to enter my inmate number and calling pin, which I found written on a yellow piece of paper above my mug shot. Luckily, I’m blessed with a very supportive wife who set up a pre-paid account for my calls and was extremely helpful in communicating messages between me and the Horowitz Freedom Center throughout the entire day, even though she was at work. When it became clear that, for one reason or another, the Freedom Center bail was never entered into the system and we could easily spend the next night in a jail cell, she contacted the local office of the Freedom Bail Bond Company and paid them 10% of the $16,000 bail for the both of us. We were released shortly after 6pm, 14 hours after being arrested.

The troubles didn’t end there. Our rental car had been impounded with our personal belongings inside, but the police gave us no receipt. The jailer who discharged us lied to us when he said we would find the receipt inside the plastic bag with our belongings, for which we signed, but which we weren’t allowed to open until we were outside. Luckily for us, a sympathetic Freedom Bail Bond employee made the necessary research and then even gave us a ride to the car pound.

The car had been rented from Advantage. Our rental term hadn’t even expired and we imagined we could pay the towing and other fees, pick up the car, extend the term by one day, and return it at the airport in the morning. But according to the existing rules, we had no right to retrieve either the car or our personal things until an Advantage employee arrived in person. Given that it was already Friday night, and they don’t do this on weekends, we had to wait until the middle of the following week because they allegedly had a list of other such cases and ours had to wait. This, of course, would lead to continued lot charges, thus taking advantage of our misfortune to the tune of $800 – a practice that gives the car rental company a completely different meaning. Upon hearing our story, however, the towing company workers allowed us to pick up our things from the car. The unused posters and flyers, and even the bucket with paste were still there, covered with hotel towels. We threw all of it into the dumpster, picked up our bags, and called Uber for a ride to our hotel.

Since we had booked our room only until 11am that morning, it was already rented to someone else. My helpful wife had called the hotel earlier, and they placed our things into boxes for safekeeping in the office. We were able to rent another room in the same hotel that night, but had to use Uber drivers for the rest of our stay in Fairfax.

Needless to say, we also missed our flights home, and booking new tickets resulted in new expenses.

Our posters contained a hashtag, #StopCampusSupport4Terrorism. The just and moral choice here is clear to any decent human being. But when political correctness comes into play, morality becomes blurry and justice switches the polarity. As a result, terrorist supporters ended up having a safe space and vigorous protection, while their non-violent opponents were subjected to brutal force, thrown in jail, and were robbed blind by the system.

George Orwell once said, “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” That is what the future of America also will look like if progressivism and political correctness continue to expand their grip on every sphere of life.

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34 responses to “Oleg Atbashian, Founder Of “The People’s Cube”, Arrested For Posting Posters, Charged With Felony

  1. “Hammer Time?” – A. Solzhenitsyn

    Who here remembers the first day spent with your framing hammer in hand? Ah I thought the forearms would never work again, but lo and behold the next day after smashing the shit out of my thumb they did.

    Commies please go to Home Dopey and pick up a framer and ponder your future.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      “’Hammer Time?’ – A. Solzhenitsyn”

      Da! Bolshoi da! But you’ll need a sickle to go with it, comrade!
      – The Left

  2. So… Atbashian is a revolutionary for the sole purpose of being a revolutionary no matter in what country he squats except against (polite cough) “You know Who,” and when he is arrested for pro-You know Who vandalism it is “persecution.”

    S//

    • “You know Who” created (Rabbi Moses Hess and his disciple Marx), financed (Rosenwald, Kuhn, Loeb, Schiff, et al.), propagandized (Ehrenburg, Mikhoels, Khaldei, et al.) exported (Kun, Eisner, Zimanas, Rozanski, Pijade, Rakosi, Olszewsi, et al.), and mostly ran Communism (Lenin, Trotsky, Zinoviev, Sverdlov, Litvinov, Andropov, et al.), their secret police (Beria, Yagoda, Bronstein, Yurovsky, Pauker, Slutsky, Gay, Speigelglas, Babel, Zederbaum, et al.), and gulags (the Kaganovich family, Berman, Frenkel, Firin, Rappoport, Kogan, Zhuk, et al.). Though “You know Who” were only 1 or 2% of the Russian population, over 30% of the general party membership and over 90% of Communist command and control were from the tribe that may not be criticized, not a few of them from New York City—60 million died in the USSR; if you blame Hess and Marx for Mao, add another 75 million dead.

      perpetrators, instigators, & profiteers—not “victims” http://judaism.is/perpetrators.html

      • The Jooos seem be quite adept at manipulating,brainwashing,controlling ,steering,organizing,educating and carrying out their plans of world and universal domination. Must be the smartest 3% of people in the world. You know who they are,where they live and go to synagogue and you still can’t stop them. Might as well give up and splatter your brains on a wall.

        • Since verifiable incontrovertible crimes against humanity have happened and still happen, you advocate that we “might as well give up” and commit suicide. Go figure.

          Your advice does not bear the marks of a plan from heaven, but the marks of the Father of Lies and Murder (John 8:44).

    • You must have forgotten to read the article.

    • SemperFi, 0321

      Didn’t Trotsky and Lenin come from that same tribe?

      • Trotsky definitely. Lenin is controverted. The best that can be dug up is his grandmother. Lenin a “Mischling.” Doesn’t much matter… Who financed Lenin? Yup — the Capitalist bankers. Who were… (more polite coughs).

        S//

        • SemperFi, 0321

          I was surprised to learn of the 2 revolutions in 1917, theirs and then the one the Capitalists staged later, all with US assistance (phony Red Cross aid).
          Shocking to see how much of “our” history has been a massive lie, and that we (US tax dollars from FedResBank) propped up the Soviet regime for many decades.
          “We all just pawns in game of life”, and very ignorant ones at that.

      • Haxo Angmark

        Bronstein alias Trotsky, yes. Lenin only 1/4. Same as Hitler. Both Lenin and Hitler, though, had Jewish girlfriends: Inessa Armand and Eva Braun.

  3. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  4. The National Socialist and Muslim alliance still thrives.

    • There was never any such thing./ S//

      • Mr. Barry,

        “There was never any such thing.” (Barry challenging GS’s remark of the NAZI & moslem alliance).

        What do you call this:

        13.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS Handschar

        Political convenience ? Perhaps an April Fool’s joke ? Certainly not an “alliance”, eh ?

        • [b]Another alliance: Zionism and the Nazis[/b]… documents compiled by a tribal Trotskyite and others.

          Lennie Brenner, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis, ISBN 9781569802359.
          http://www.amazon.com/51-Documents-Zionist-Collaboration-Nazis/dp/1569802351

          [img]http://judaism.is/images/51%20documents.jpg?crc=3975019707[/img]

          What Was Hitler’s Mindset Regarding the Nazi-Zionist Connection?
          by Jim Condit, Jr.
          December 23, 2014
          http://targetfreedomusa.com/what-was-hitlers-mindset-regarding-the-nazi-zionist-connection/

          The Nazi-Zionist Connection – Shocking Hidden History!
          by Jim Condit Jr.
          http://targetfreedomusa.com/the-nazi-zionist-connection-shocking-hidden-history/

          Zionism and the Third Reich
          Mark Weber
          A little-known chapter of history is the wide-ranging collaboration between Zionism and Hitler’s Third Reich. During the 1930s, Jewish Zionists and German National Socialists shared similar views on how to deal with the “Jewish Question.” They agreed that Jews and Germans were distinctly different nationalities, and that Jews did not belong in Germany. During the 1930s no nation did more to substantively further Jewish-Zionist goals than Hitler’s Germany.
          http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v13/v13n4p29_Weber.html

          [img]http://judaism.is/images/the-nazi-zionist-connection-coin.jpg?crc=4199399499[/img]
          the Nazi-Zionist coin • swastika on the obverse • the Star of Rempham (Amos 5:26; Acts 7:43) on the reverse http://judaism.is/paganism.html

        • “server maintenance”

          [b]Another alliance: Zionism and the Nazis[/b]… documents compiled by a tribal Trotskyite and others.

          Lennie Brenner, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis, ISBN 9781569802359.
          http://www.amazon.com/51-Documents-Zionist-Collaboration-Nazis/dp/1569802351

          [img]http://judaism.is/images/51%20documents.jpg?crc=3975019707[/img]

          What Was Hitler’s Mindset Regarding the Nazi-Zionist Connection?
          by Jim Condit, Jr.
          December 23, 2014
          http://targetfreedomusa.com/what-was-hitlers-mindset-regarding-the-nazi-zionist-connection/

          The Nazi-Zionist Connection – Shocking Hidden History!
          by Jim Condit Jr.
          http://targetfreedomusa.com/the-nazi-zionist-connection-shocking-hidden-history/

          Zionism and the Third Reich
          Mark Weber
          A little-known chapter of history is the wide-ranging collaboration between Zionism and Hitler’s Third Reich. During the 1930s, Jewish Zionists and German National Socialists shared similar views on how to deal with the “Jewish Question.” They agreed that Jews and Germans were distinctly different nationalities, and that Jews did not belong in Germany. During the 1930s no nation did more to substantively further Jewish-Zionist goals than Hitler’s Germany.
          http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v13/v13n4p29_Weber.html

          [img]http://judaism.is/images/the-nazi-zionist-connection-coin.jpg?crc=4199399499[/img]
          the Nazi-Zionist coin • swastika on the obverse • the Star of Rempham/Moloch (Amos 5:26; Acts 7:43) on the reverse http://judaism.is/paganism.html

        • You don’t seriously believe that Hitler would have let them take over Europe like the Allies have done, do you? A little alliance is not abject surrender and treason. Get a sense of proportion – if you can.

    • …except that in these times of easy fact-checking, the tribe’s ritual name-calling has lost its mojo. http://judaism.is

      “Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.” — Sgt. Joe Friday.

  5. GMU suffers from the desire to overcompensate for the rather second-tier reputation it enjoys in the state, as UVA and W&M enjoy a more favored status among the cosmic whites, donors and the concomitant (totally false btw) ‘national rankings’ for their law school and a decent medical school that is overshadowed by Duke, UVA, GWU and Wake, Duke, UVA and Georgetown in law. Clearly rather than take a turn right and be a VA version of Notre Dame, they’re playing the eager beaver to make sure their virtue signaling doesn’t go unnoticed. Campus police…the people who can’t be trusted to run a lawn mower, but can fill out forms legibly. I won’t step foot onto a college campus to do any type of speaking or business, whether my alma mater or no. Fuck ’em all. It’s a joke, and people really should be looking at alternatives to the brainwashing. It’s not education, it is soul-leeching brainwashing.

  6. The arresting officer in this case (with photo):

    “Officer Michael Guston of University Police has been named as its new liaison to Mason’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The position was established to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community.”

    https://gazette.gmu.edu/articles/21305

  7. The Usual Suspect

    Here’s a catchy little toe tapper toon,
    ‘ We have a lot of purging to do ‘

  8. I thought Q was queer not questioning. WTF. I gotta get with the times.

  9. Response noted.

    Names added to The List.

    “Feeney, write his name in your book.
    Now…cross it out!

    THAT for the likes of George Mason U.!”

    Sure would be a shame if people decided to paper the place with those posters and worse, every day for the next 10 years, for spite sport.

    Or hang communist flags from the admin buildings.

    Or spell interesting things in the grass quads with rock salt come springtime.

    Karma is a bitch.

  10. All you Jewaphobes, (wow, I just invented a name for it) are all rather circumspect in your belchings forth of how the Jews are going to take over the world, but for some strange reason, you all completely ignored the central theme to this post: Hamas and it’s organs here agitate for money and influence to continue their murderous regime, using college students and useful idiot leftist professors as their grist. Strange, how you never seem to condemn Hamas, Al Qaeda, Isis, et al for their murderous islamic outrages, but only the Jews, and their supposedly sloppy attempts to take over the world. Don’t know how they could achieve that, given that over a billion people are trying to annihilate them, with you guys cheering from the sidelines. I think the term is called cognitive dissonance. The Jews are trying to take over the world. Check. The moslems and the useful idiots cheering for them, are trying to eradicate them. Check. SFC. Barry, you seem like an intelligent person. Have you ever been able to see the disconnect here? Ah, but Jewaphobia runs deep, taught by the “experts” (murderers) and accepted as a matter of faith, by the faithful. To a person like me, a nobody, a nothing, it seems like the most idiotic stupid exercise in willful jackassery imaginable. But then, my own Father was that way, and I forgave him of it, although he bitterly cursed me for doing so. I’m still in your way, boys. One other thing. Does it ever bother any of you, that you’re defending murderers? Naw, forget I said anything. The realization of that might be too much for you.

    • Hysterical straw men and hasbara, you reverse cause and effect. The theft and ethnic cleansing of the Holy Land caused Hamas, not vice versa.

      Tragic and hilarious, H✡llyw✡✡d, talmudvision, and the public fool system subject Americans, nay, the world, to an endless stream of fictional accounts*** of tribal innocence and victimhood, while the reality is that many of the “Chosen” have been doing this: http://judaism.is/genocide.html

      *** http://judaism.is/holocaust.html

    • Right on Sean, right on. I’ve found all this Jewaphobia (added to the dictionary…an invention of Sean that I’ll start using if you don’t mind) quite troubling because of the cognitive dissonance. I’m with with ya there. Many people on these forums who comment with seeming clarity of mind, only to dash that notion with rants of Jewish attempts at world conquest. It’s all bullshitery to me.

    • Israel and Saudi Arabia are allies. Politics make strange bedfellows. Saudi Arabia is funding ISIS and was one of the backers of Hillary Clinton. So whose side would we be on again?

      Perhaps all this is one of the reasons Bin Ladin hated the House of Saud. Yet his successors are in with them, as was his family. As were the Bushes. As is Hillary Clinton. Complicated, too much so for most people. But Israel is guilty of atrocities and Jewish Bankers bankrolled Communism. So? So true Patriots are opposed to both branches of the Semite Tribe. Who are we for? Why, Ourselves. Amazing, huh? Why don’t you get with the program?

    • Hamas was spawned by Mossad to undermine secular PLO. Every Jihadi outfit is traceable to the ‘intelligence’ outfits of the west,Tel Aviv and Riyadh.Hell, the Muslim Brotherhood was used as a stay – behind quasi masonic force by SiS when the Brits lost Egypt. After the secular Nasser took over , Miles Copeland station chief in Cairo re-tooled them for transplantation into Saudi – Wahhabi sponsorship in 1958 .
      Every effective leader in ME for the last 60 yrs has been toppled by US military action, Saudi Wahhabism and Israeli intrigue.I can understand Israeli and even Saudi motivation but WTF are we involved for? Petrodollar? Zionist/Jewish influence here at home? MIC? All of the above and still not worth one drop of Ameriacan blood.
      Hitler was in bed with the world zionists until as late as ’39, a few half-ass Bosnian units notwithstanding. The Nazis also raised full strength Waffen SS divisions from Holland and Scandinavia and whole armies from Hungary and Romania. Fighting Hitler was quite fashionable until Stalingrad.
      As far as the Jews in general, they are just as fubar as the rest of us but they are unmatched in tribal tendencies and a huge percentage of them do seem to be found in every fucked up anti-west organ.
      By the way , how many on here were cheering the jihadis on when they were called the the muj’ or Chechen ‘independence’ fighters or Bosnian freedom fighters or Kosovo seperatists? Hmmm…