Not that I have anything against marching, but we've been marching for five frickin years now. We could march ourselves off the end of the fundamentalist flat earth for all the good it's doing.
People, you REALLY want to change things? A weeklong boycott of the American economy is what we need. If we could get even just 25% of the population of this country to participate in a weeklong boycott, where absolutely nothing but survival essentials were bought, and the minimum amount of utilities were used, no gas or big ticket items purchased what so ever, and this 25% also stayed away from movies and other social activities for that week, we would see those in power look up and take notice.
In a country that runs on unfettered capitalism, you don't wake the government up to your cause by marching, you wake it up by hitting it where it hurts, in the pocket.
I've been ready to do this for years, but there is no way, obviously, that I can do it alone. I guess I'm just really trying to get the idea out there, but think about it for a while and I'm sure you'll agree that it could very well work.
Posted by: Fenria on September 13, 2005 at 01:25AM
This came from a comment on huffington post
I think a week long general strike of every laborer in america would hurt even more.
To paraphrase a quote, because i cant remeber exact, " the worker with his hands in his pockets is the more powerfull than any leader" you get the idea anyway.