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Battle for the Soul of Occupy

The Nation Magazine wins Round #4.

“Boots. Check. Gas mask. Yup. Black pants. Got it. Water bottle and Bandana. Tent. okay. People’s Library. Sounds good. Solidarity.”

“Will that be all?”

“Oh yes, and one revolution please.”

“And how will you be paying for that? Cash or credit?”

“Credit.”

As occupiers across the world prepare for a May uprising, The Nation magazine has some advice for what the movement should do next. “Show your support today for Occupy Wall Street’s Move Your Money Relay by applying for The Nation Magazine Platinum Visa® Rewards Card!” writes Associate Publisher Peggy Randall. We hear some 99% Spring occupiers are even rushing out now to get their Nation credit card in time for the May Day General Strike.

With this kind of boost, we’re sure to succeed.

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Anonymous

One question for the adbusters staff person, as well as its other staff, who out this up:

Do you or do you not now own and use a credit card?

If you do, does it or does it not in some way benefit an issuer whose cause you can support?

We'll be waiting for your answer but knowing we will get no answer.

Anonymous

Read the whole letter and you'll see that you morons have done this to yourselves. You created the language, the vocabulary, the various "movements," etc., and now the conventional Left is using you for their own profit and gain. Here's the letter in its entirety:

Dear Nation Reader:

Show your support today for OWS's Move Your Money Relay by applying for The Nation Magazine Platinum Visa® Rewards Card from UMB Bank of Kansas City.

UMB is a small, regional bank recommended by the Move Your Money project, a project we support. When you apply for and use the Nation Magazine Platinum Visa® Rewards Card, the bank will donate $50 and a percentage of all your future purchases on the card to The Nation!

As newsrooms are shuttered and infotainment spreads, The Nation's commitment to watchdog, tell-it-like-it-is journalism is unwavering, and is made possible only with the extra support of our readership. A full 20% of all of our revenues come from readers like you.

All the benefits of a Platinum Visa® Rewards Card will be yours, along with the satisfaction of supporting The Nation's mission every time you use your card. Apply now and earn points at hundreds of online and neighborhood retailers plus bonus points at select merchants. Redeem your points for travel, merchandise and more.

With costs that far outweigh revenue from single-copy sales and subscriptions, The Nation depends for its survival on contributions from readers who want to see us continue to publish. Apply today for The Nation Platinum Visa® Rewards Card. It's the newest way to help fund our unique brand of journalism.

The more of us who participate, the bigger the impact. Show your support today for Occupy Wall Street and The Nation magazine and Move Your Money!

Peggy Randall
Associate Publisher, The Nation

See? You OWS morons literally and actually wrote their copy for them. Why not stop being tools, stop pretending to be homeless, and stop pretending like anything you do is making a difference (outside of creating a meme that can now be exploited for profit)?

Stupid is as stupid does. But, it's even stupider to keep doing something *after* you've been shown that it's stupid...

MARK.CREEKWATER

WELL, ANY-BODY WHO THINKS WE'R "MORONS" IS NOT VERY WELL-INFORM'D ---TO SAY THE LEAST !!
IN FACT, OCCUPY IS THE STRONG-EST NEW MOVEMENT SINCE THE 1960s: WE'R NOT BACK-ING DOWN, AND WE'R NOT GO-ING AWAY !!

CREDIT-CARDS ARE NOT GONNA MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE: THE OCCUPY-MOVEMENT IS !!
SINCERE-LY, MARK "TRUTH-SEEKER" CREEK-WATER DORAZIO,
CROSS-USA WALKER-TO-SUPPORT-OCCUPY:

DUDE: I WALK'D ALL THE WAY FROM TEXAS TO MICHIGAN --- HOW FAR DID YOU WALK, TO SUPPORT YR TALK ??

Anonymous

"See? You OWS morons literally and actually wrote their copy for them. Why not stop being tools, stop pretending to be homeless, and stop pretending like anything you do is making a difference (outside of creating a meme that can now be exploited for profit)? Stupid is as stupid does. But, it's even stupider to keep doing something *after* you've been shown that it's stupid..."

Wow. Thanks for posting the whole letter, the ad buster's short version is highly misleading. I think you're right they've created the lingo etc and are pissed to high heaven if anyone else uses it as if it belongs to them, all the while pretending to be the 99% when they have yet to reach out to the 99%. So if The Nation or the 99% Spring uses OWS lingo for their own benefit then fine because OWS failed to do the same.

Anonymous

Yeah, thanks for posting the whole letter. Makes a bit more sense (and says something very different) when not deprived of context. The ad buster's short version is more than a little misleading. No surprise there. It's hard to create fiery rhetoric when constrained by the facts. You're Not Helping.

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