Occupy Wall Street — from grassroots to Astro-turf
It may have begun as a genuine grassroots movement (and a rather lame one too boot) but the professional left is now taking it over and it is a true Astro-turf movement now.
Don’t believe me? Listen and learn:
Yes friends, that’s the SEIU’s Stephen Lerner telling you what the plans are for the rest of the week. For instance, notice that the Chicago protest is a planned protest ginned up by the SEIU (most likely with bussed in protesters). Notice too that the visits to millionaire’s homes in NY City isn’t a “Occupy Wall Street” event per se, but one planned by the SEIU.
That’s Astro-turf in the political sense.
Look it up.