Saturday, July 14, 2012
Is OWS in your DNA? (How to de-occupy a media smear)
Upon arriving at the gym on the morning of July 11, one of the ubiquitous televisions was silently blaring the latest new flash: Occupy Wall Street DNA Linked to 2004 Murder.
A nearby woman (unaware of my connection to OWS) instantly believed the story and started a conversation with me about it. As calmly as I could, I said:
“It sounds like an unsubstantiated rumor being used to smear Occupy Wall Street. Isn’t it funny how when a cop shoots an unarmed person or a U.S. predator drone kills an entire family in Pakistan, we’re cautioned to wait till all the facts are in before making a judgment? But when it’s Occupy, they run full speed ahead with an obvious rumor. And I promise you, this will be recanted before the end of the day.”
One of my recent OWS photos:
This machine kills fascistsShare