Remember the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement? Remember when Nancy Pelosi stated, “God bless them [OWS] for their spontaneity. It’s young, it’s spontaneous, it’s focused and it’s going to be effective.” Remember when they defecated on police cars, trashed public parks across America and raped their own members?
Well now Yasha Levine from Pandodaily asks, “Remember Justine Tunney? The OWS-anarchist-turned-cultist-Google-employee who bashed my reporting on Google’s for-profit surveillance? Well, today she hit the big time.”
According to the official OWS website, “Justine Alexandra Roberts Tunney is the President and co-founder of OSN, a Software Engineer at Google, and a self-described ‘Champagne Tranarchist’. She wants to see a world revolution, starting with a popular uprising against the financial executives who plunder society without contributing any social utility. She hopes that her work will result in a friendlier and more compassionate society.”
Over the last few days, Tunney has been causing a Twitter outrage tsunami after she took full control of the main Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Twitter account, claimed to be the founder of OWS and then proceeded to tweet out stream of ridiculous anarcho-corporatist garbage. She railed against welfare, described the government as “just another corporation,” argued poverty was not a political problem but “an engineering problem” and told politicians to “get out of the way.” She also debunked what she thought was a misconception: people thought OWS activists were protesting against concentrated corporate power, and that, she claims, is simply not true.
As I wrote before, Tunney’s sudden epiphany that not all corporations are evil just happened to coincide with her decision to take a well-paid job at Google. Since then she has become an astroturfer par excellence for the company, including showing up in a comment section to bash my reporting on Google’s vast for-profit surveillance operation. “It never ceases to amaze me how far people have to stretch in order to denounce the one corporation that gives away everything for free,” she wrote.
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And this week Tunney’s shift away from her former Occupy pals broke the Twitter troll barrier. Her tweets caused such a social media backlash that even Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray felt compelled to cover it:
Occupy Wall Street is dead — but its Twitter account is alive, and it’s become a fascinating hotbed of infighting between rival factions of the group that once slept out in New York’s Zuccotti Park.
Activist Justine Tunney, a Google engineer, has wrested control of the main @OccupyWallSt Twitter account away from other activists and is taking shots at important figures from the movement, including academic David Graeber, considered by some to be the intellectual father of Occupy. Though Tunney founded the account in 2011, other activists once had access to it.
The big question: who founded Occupy?
Just when you thought OWS was dead, it rises like a noxious gas from a trash dump. Today it is being promoted by President Obama and the Democrat Party. The OWS theme of “income inequity” is alive and well. Coveting what others have has always been a siren song for those unoccupied, unemployed and underemployed.
Will we see a new private militia formed to fight in the income inequity wars? We shall see.