Rachel Alexander

The Occupy Wall Street movement has not only disintegrated, but is now imploding. Left-wing news sites are gloating about the demise of their own. BuzzFeed ran a story last week on the hijacking of the primary Occupy Wall Street Twitter account by a transsexual who is now claiming to be the founding organizer of the movement.

Justine Tunney has caused quite an uproar within what remains of the dying Occupy movement for a couple of reasons. First, Occupy prided itself as being a “horizontal,” leaderless movement, not a top-down organization directed by a leader like Tunney. The anonymous masses displaying their Guy Fawkes masks want the illusion that Occupy was spontaneously started by the working class (“the 99 percent”), idealistically how a Marxist utopian communist revolution should emerge; they don’t want to admit it was a movement directed by any bourgeois leader. Secondly, Tunney is now a software engineer at Google, embodying big business and the corporate world, practically the antithesis of the Occupy movement which despises corporate America. In December, Occupiers attempted to block buses from large tech companies like Google and Apple from picking up their workers.

Tunney is not interested in working with the mainstream left. Blowing off the Democrat Party - the closest connection the Occupy movement ever had to power - makes it pretty unlikely Occupy will ever accomplish much. Tunney bragged last week about the negative relationship the clueless anarchist amateurs who started Occupy have with Democrats, “That's why Liberal Elite™ has always fought so hard to destroy Occupy. It's why they spread lies about us. Because we're #winning.”

At the same time Occupy has been imploding, the angry extreme left has resorted to using the Twitter hashtag #RWNJ, which stands for Right Wing Nut Jobs. What is revealing about this is it acknowledges that the left has given up on trying to work with the right wing; instead, they would rather block them and bash them. Resorting to angry tactics like that says a lot about their inability to debate and work through issues. A typical tweet from that channel: “It is always so much easier to block #RWNJ trolls than trying to reason with them.”

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She also serves as senior editor of The Stream.