From:   gail zawacki <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:36:24 PM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] the purloined emails

Breitbart just published his *shocking* expose!!

and I left this comment, oh, was it fun!!

"...since people who aren’t socialists and anarchists are “under represented at #OWS”, this creates something of a recruiting problem for drawing in large numbers of people."  So how do you explain the LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE joining in occupations in cities all around the country?

"Clearly, the #OccupyWallStreet movement is not a spontaneous gathering. It’s a planned, calculated move by socialists, anarchists and associated wannabe radicals to create a larger movement, something that they have been unable to do because their actual goals and values would be so repulsive to most ordinary Americans that they would have no hope of breaking past ‘lunatic fringe’ status."

First of all, there has never been any pretense that there is planning, calculating, and strategizing to create a larger movement, and since when is there anything wrong with that?

Furthermore, it would appear that the actual goals and values - chief among them, removing the stranglehold corporate money has on our government and media - is far from repulsive to most ordinary Americans, since most ordinary Americans - those who are the 99% and not too stupid to understand that the 99% is being exploited by the 1% - ARE supportive of OWS, in large majorities, so much so that our movement has  been prompting "sympathy" even from increasingly desperate corporate tools like Chris Christie!

And if you are so convinced that we will never break beyond "lunatic fringe status", then why the hell are you wasting so much time reading our emails and publishing stories about them?  Why don't you just go have a beer and watch a football game?

Seriously?  You are pathetic.