From:   David DeGraw <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 10:54:48 AM
Subject:   [september17discuss] Democratic Party's Attempted Co-Option of OWS

i'm sure most of us will agree with the statements the DCCC is making on behalf of the OWS 99% movement in this online campaign, and it's nice to have support, BUT, imo Democratic Party campaigns like this are very dangerous to our long term growth: 

See this:

The corporate media is already building a solid narrative labelling us as the Democrat's Tea Party.  While some people may not mind that label, this is a divide and conquer propaganda strategy that we must avoid.  Some people say that our movement is so diverse that we don't have to worry about co-option, and there is solid evidence that this may be true - certainly hope it is.  However, as someone who has intensively studied propaganda and psychological operations, and has also invented the 99% meme, i am incredibly sensitive to divide and conquer propa issues. I worked with over 20 people in coming up with this statement proposal, please consider it:

Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement “We Will NOT Be Co-Opted” Working Group