Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 11:06:52 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Democratic Party's Attempted Co-Option of OWS

I like it.  I think you should try to get it passed at the GA so it can be official.

On 10/10/11, David DeGraw<> wrote:
i'm sure most of us will agree with the statements the DCCC is makingon behalf of the OWS 99% movement in this online campaign, and it'snice to have support, BUT, imo Democratic Party campaigns like this arevery dangerous to our long term growth: 

See this:

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

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