However, right-wing radio host Dana Loesch, feeling threatened by a movement that unlike the tea party is actually appealing to young people, is now pretending to be "concerned" that the movement was "co-opted" by the right wing's favorite boogeyman: ACORN! Here's the kind of stuff Loesch is saying to try to pretend that she would be totally "down" with the Occupy movement, if it weren't for that pesky ACORN:
I honestly feel bad for the original grassroots group who I think had more in common with the indie tea party than they first realized. #owsAnd:
I condemn those on the left attempting to intimidate and silence the original #occupystl founder with death threats. #MORE #ACORNAnd
That's not right. Those folks should be able to protest without fear of union groups,ACORN groups exploiting and occupying the occupiers.Gee whiz! It sure sounds like Loesch was totally down with the people, until this crazy co-option occurred...except for the minor point that it didn't occur, and the other minor point that she was never down with the people.
Again, despite what Loesch claimed, there was no "civil war." The group livestreams their General Assemblies for anyone to see for themselves, and these assemblies take a long time and use a consensus decision-making process. Needless to say, long meetings where you try to get everyone to agree are not for everyone. Some people are not going to stick around. It makes sense for the social media accounts to be connected to the people who engage in the community and the decision-making process, and this is in keeping with the egalitarian structure they've been trying to implement. Watch a meeting for yourself and see if it sounds even remotely plausible that the meeting is being secretly "controlled" by one group.
But what's really ridiculous is that Loesch is implying that she used to support the movement. From the very beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement and OccupySTL, Loesch has been ridiculing the participants and attempting to portray them as criminals. In fact, Loesch, calling them "unemployed manipulated hipsters" originally claimed that the Occupy movement was created by SEIU:
Note that this quote was from October 5, way before any of the so-called "infighting" occurred. Loesch also said that they looked like imbeciles:
And that their demands sounded like "Dr. Evil:"
And she said she was going to dress up like an Occupy Wall Streeter for Halloween:
Oh, and she called it "poopstock:"
The idea that Loesch is "concerned" about OccupySTL is ridiculous. In fact, it's pretty clear that this new conspiracy theory is nothing more than her trying to sabotage the movement.