The folks at the PBS NewsHour promoted the latest video from MoveOn.org. They're promoting a "99 Percent Spring" project with spokespeople from....the Hollywood One Percent. The ad stars Olivia Wilde of "House," Penn Badgley of "Gossip Girl," and Zoe Kravitz, an actress with a celebrity mom and dad (rocker Lenny Kravitz and former Cosby Show kid Lisa Bonet).
These are all prep-school rich kids and loaded actors speaking out for the 99 Percent. But notice they dress down like they hit the K Mart before filming.
Wilde explained that the plan is for 1,000 progressive organizations to train “over 100,000 people in nonviolent direct action.”
Badgley compared the Occupiers to Martin Luther King: “Fifty years ago, civil rights leaders understood the power of disruption...they understood then, as we do now, that peaceful resistance is one of the most powerful levers of democracy.”
But democracy is supposed to be about the power of a majority, not a tiny MoveOn minority advertised by Hollywood rich kids.
PS: Wilde, the daughter of the leftist journalists Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, "attended Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., as well as Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 2002."