A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 03, 2018
Wacktivist (wack + activist); Wacktivism

"Wacktivist” (wack + activist) describes someone who fights for a cause that one (the user of this term) does not believe in, or who fights for that cause using “wacky” tactics. “Wactivist” was cited in Spin magazine in January 1991. ”wacktivist noun Origin: wacky + activist = wacktivist. A crazy person intensely involved in insane protest campaigns” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on February 5, 2004.

“Wacktivism” was posted on the newsgroup fa.fiction-of-philosophy on October 29, 2004.


January 1991, Spin (New York, NY), “Letters,” pg. 10, col. 3:
No, it sounds a lot more like Harry Allen, the hip hop wacktivist and media ass.
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Don Charnas
New York, New York


Google Groups: alt.beer
Why pot will be leagalized
VIRTUALLY REALITY
12/28/96
(...)
The right wing puritan wacktivists will be against it but the politicians will do it anyway for political survival.

Google Groups: comp.software.year-2000
Sodom and Gomorrah
D. Scott Secor - Millennial Infarction Mitigator
8/15/99
(...)
LIBERAL WACKTIVIST ALERT:  WTF does a general lack of morality have to do with Christianity?

Urban Dictionary
wacktivist
noun Origin: wacky + activist = wacktivist. A crazy person intensely involved in insane protest campaigns.
Ane member of PETA or the Earth Liberation Front; most members of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club and other wacktivist organizations.
by Vandana Shiva February 05, 2004

Google Groups: fa.fiction-of-philosophy
more complaints
Ryan Whyte
10/29/04
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I’m going to barf (re. dada I make exception for Meikal whose work I admire), nettime is equally conventionalized electronic wacktivism.

Twitter
Megan
@meganfarrington
omg. i am getting dumber talking to a wacktivist. they trick you by sounding sane for the first 3 minutes! grrrr.
10:51 AM - 15 Oct 2007

Twitter
⭐️Charles Muhammad ⭐️
@CharlesMuhammad
‘Wacktivism or Wacktavism depending on your accent’ - #bcpq
1:46 PM - 22 Apr 2009

Twitter
Thomas Keeley
@thomasjkeeley
Regardless of which side of the aisle your on, if you’re in the nonprofit space, you’re guaranteed to have “wacktivists” always fun.
10:06 AM - 2 Jun 2009

Twitter
Rokey 🇺🇸
@rokeypdx
Replying to @therealroseanne
Activism?  More like wacktivism. #Lunatic
Go chase a chemtrail, you nutter.
8:41 PM - 30 May 2018

The Gateway Pundit
Animal Rights Wacktivists Stage Huge “DIE-IN” Protest In Portland (VIDEO)
by Brock Simmons September 2, 2018
Everyone’s favorite wacked out animal rights organization, Direct Action Everywhere, has now expanded to Portland (believe it or not, they didn’t actually start in Portland). With signs such as “UNTIL EVERY PIG IS FREE” and “UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY”, these brave defenders of poultry and livestock took to the streets of Portland to march and protest for animal rights.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, September 03, 2018 • Permalink