Monday, April 16, 2012


The Flea Party (OWS) is fighting for control of their movement. Will they be a group of uncontroled, jobless hippie city park tent dwellers or will they be Obamas new foot soilders helping him to keep the same power structure they claim to hate? 
"First they silenced our uprising with a media blackout… then they smashed our encampments with midnight paramilitary raids… and now they’re threatening to neutralize our insurgency with an insidious campaign of donor money and co-optation. This counter-strategy worked to kill off the Tea Party’s outrage and turn it into a puppet of the Republican Party. Will the same happen with Occupy Wall Street? Will our insurgency turn into the Democrats’ Tea Party pet?
It’s up to you to decide if our movement goes the way of Paris ’68, the dust bin of could-have-been-insurrections, or something more daring, more inspiring, something not yet dreamed.
Will you allow Occupy to become a project of the old left, the same cabal of old world thinkers who have blunted the possibility of revolution for decades? Will you allow MoveOn, The Nation and Ben & Jerry to put the brakes on our Spring Offensive and turn our struggle into a “99% Spring” reelection campaign for President Obama?"

"The ideological vanguard of the Occupy movement is particularly upset about a group called “The 99% Spring.” You can check them out for yourself here. As for what they want, this snippet from their site is predictably grandiose:
“This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.”
Instead of welcoming this group as another faction in the Occupy ranks, many bloggers areleveling accusations that the 99% Spring is a front for the Obama re-election campaign.” Some are calling it “Spring99% Astroturf.” Others claim it is a front group."

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