Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rebranding OWS

Recently, I got to thinking about Occupy Wall Street and, after a little digging, I found out just how many members of the wealthiest 1% are bankrolling and/or supporting it. I mean, when one of your biggest supporters is Yoko Ono (net worth $500 million), it's hard to reconcile that with the image of OWS being "average Americans fed up with Wall Street" they're trying to portray.

Instead, I feel OWS is the very definition of what former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said was "Astroturf." Thus, the group isn't occupying Wall Street; they're Astroturfing Wall Street.

So, in that vein, I will be using AWS instead of OWS going forward. And let me tell you, they've earned that name.

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