I'm so unbelievably sick of occupy acting like it has a monopoly on the terminology they kind of coined (really just adopted).
You can't claim to be the 99%, then say that 98% of the 99% can't use the term because it's somehow co-opting occupy.
That's childish hypocrisy and elitism.
Be glad that people are running with it and using it.
Is everybody that will use it perfect? Will they always please you?
But Occupy isn't the judge of the whole 99%, they are just a part of it.
Nobody owns a concept.
You can't lay claim to solidarity.
Did somebody in move on say some dumb stuff about occupy?
But if Occupy thinks it has a right to tell others that they can't rise up and represent themselves as the 99% which they are a part of... Then Occupy is dead (dead wrong, that is).
Where do you get off acting like you own the idea of the 99%?
So a bunch of people are organizing and planning actions using some ideas that you used.
So you don't agree with everything they say or do.
Maybe you inspired them to some extent.
You might not agree with everything they say but you have no right to tell them to be silent.
They might use terms you used and sing songs you sang and work with concepts you worked on...
They might do all that and get some of it wrong.
But you DO NOT try to delegitimize their movement and you DO NOT EVER tell them that they have no right to those ideas.
Those ideas do not belong to you either.
They belong to all of us.
You don't see the Wisconsin uprising pulling that nonsense with occupy, do you?
A member of the Wisconsin Uprising
p.p.s I know not all Occupiers are taking this stance. I speak harshly only to those who are. As for the rest, the good ones, the majority... Slap those fools down (figuratively, of course), just like I would if I saw someone in the WI uprising talking nonsense about Occupy. Power to the people! Occupy solidarity!