Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 22, 2011, 4:53 a.m. EST by outwrangle
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Black Friday is coming up, so I propose that we have a nationwide general strike of consumerism on the one day of the year that is all about mindless consumption. Corporations rely on Black Friday to boost sales figures, so they are going to expect us to flock to their stores and buy their products. I say we give them a nasty surprise.
We have a golden opportunity to hit the big corporations where it hurts, and I don't think we should pass it up. Let's take a day that is all about consumption and make it our own, and let's make it loud and clear that we will not support the corporations that destroyed our economy and undermined our Republic.
What do you guys think? How should this Black Friday Boycott work?
EDIT It seems that people think that boycotting all things on Black Friday may do more harm than good. I suggest that, instead of a "Buy Nothing Day" we have a "Buy Local Day." Instead of buying our friends and family a bunch of useless crap, let's instead go out and help the poor. Volunteer at soup kitchens and host toy drives and do the other charitable things that the government refuses to do. A season of giving instead of a season of buying.
EDIT It's spreading to the other forums now. I'm sensing momentum.