Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 8, 2011, 4:41 p.m. EST by nichole
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I posted this idea on my local board and it has generated some interest. Bethlehem, PA is a Christmas destination for many and I proposed this idea as a way for us to question the consumer spectacle that Christmas has become. I believe this could be an effective means for us to undermine corporate hegemony ... please share with your local groups and maybe start to consider more ways we could educate consumers to shop responsibly.
Bethlehem officials should welcome our presence, especially during Christmas, and here is why ... What are we fighting? Wall Street. And what does Wall Street oppose? Main Street. Let's fight Christmas Inc.! We could provide passers-by with information about the ill-effects of patronizing corporate entities while touting destinations such as Bethlehem, Doylestown and New Hope ... to name a few. The same Bethlehem officials we are currently battling should welcome a message that encourages people to stop shopping online, stop visiting malls, and return to charming Main Streets that feature unique shops and represent the true spirit of the holiday season.