I agree that we should call out attempts to co-opt us, but lets not do it right now, because they really came through for us last night.
On 10/14/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:
top MoveOn leaders / executives are all over national television
speaking for the movement. Saying We, We, We, We and directing people
to OccupyWallStreetEvents.com, which redirects to the DailyKos.
again, fully appreciate the help and support of MoveOn, but the MSM is
clearly using them as the spokespeople for OWS. I just had an
off-record discussion w/ NBC executives who say that other news execs
there plan to use them to divide the movement. This is an blatant
attempt to fracture the 99% into a Democratic Party organization. The
leadership of MoveON and the Daily Kos are Democratic Party operatives.
They do a lot of great work, but they are divide and conquer pawns.
For years they ignored Wall Street protests to keep complete focus on
the Republicans, in favor of Goldman's Obama and Wall Street's
if anyone at Move On or Daily Kos would like to have a public debate
about these comments, we invite it.
if MoveOn leaders / executives are going to keep going on National TV to
speak for OWS, we need them to make a clear statement.
please urgently propose that statement or a plan to call them out in an
know there are some people who think any attempts at co-option will be
unsuccessful, and there is some truth to that, but we can't let blatant
co-option attempts continue w/out a response. the longer we remain
silent as people get on national tv claiming to speak for and lead the
movement, the more damage will be done.