19 January 2005

Not One Damn Dime Day

January 20, 2005 is Not One Damn Dime Day
Since our leaders don't have the moral courage to speak out against the war in Iraq, 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, and don't use your credit card. Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Nor toll/cab/bus or train ride money exchanges. 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.

Not that I think this will be an effective ploy or anything, but I am going to observe its edict if just for the sentiment of counteracting of all those who ridicule others trying to enact positive social change. This protest boycott will need a lot more than the 7,000 netizens who responded positively to the survey posted here.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media puts its best effort forward to trivialize groups protesting during the President's inaugural festivities.