From:   Justin Wedes <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 11:45:27 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Hypocrisy

Yes, that too. 


PS - As a side-note showing the disconnect between corporate higher-ups and humble sales reps, I took my macbook pro/ipad - both fried - to the Apple Store last week. When I told them I "needed them for the revolution" they quickly took me to front of genius bar line and fixed them on the spot, no cost!

On Oct 18, 2011, at 1:35 AM, Jon Good wrote:

Justin, I half expected you to say "They can pry my iPad from my cold, dead hands".

: )

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:30 AM, Justin Wedes <> wrote:
This is an ongoing topic of conversation at #OccupyWallStreet.

Some devices are critical tools to the indie media goals of our movement, but those tools are built by large corporations.

I personally err on the side of using tools for their specific purpose regardless of their origin if it advances our goals.

But that's my $0.02


On Oct 18, 2011, at 1:26 AM, Deadfish wrote:

> I've been with the movement here in Chicago for the last two weeks
> now. Problem is, I'm starting to be troubled by the number of young
> people who are still relying on corporate crap like iPods and cell
> phones and digital cameras. Then I took a look at myself and realized
> that today, my life is totally dependent upon corporations. How are we
> as a movement ever going to convince the world we're serious if we act
> like hypocrites and use iPods, read books printed by Penguin, cook
> food in pots made by Corningware, communicate on computers made by
> soul destroying corporations in third-worlds, etc., etc., etc.? I'm
> calling for a bonfire of the corporate vanities! I say we put our
> money where our mouths are and get rid of anything made by a
> corporation. Let's show these people just how seriously we take our
> own philosophy!
> thoughts?