December 23, 2004

"Not One Damn Dime Day"

Political and consumer activism will mix on Inauguration day:

MACON,GA.- Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Walmart, KMart and Target.

Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store.

Please don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter).

For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.

The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.

Hmmm... this really is a pathetic form of protest. Bush does stuff you don't like, so you punish WalMart? If you really thing the government is doing terrible things, then you should have a mass protest by not paying your income taxes for that day... Eventually, you will be fined, arrested, and jailed--of course--but if you're not willing to go the Thoreau route, how much to you really believe in your cause? Anyway, some people think the retail boycott is a great idea... (note the URL).

Posted by Kevin on December, 23 2004 at 10:29 AM