Friday, January 21, 2005

Spanning the Spectrum of Stupidity: Part I

Like most normal people you probably missed it, but Thursday was "National 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.

Wow, show your displeasure by sitting on your ass and doing nothing. What an amazing concept. I'm not quite sure how this is supposed to stop the "immoral and illegal" war in Iraq. After all, why would a boycott in America persuade the Baathists and Jihadists to stop their campaign of terror? Oh, wait, this is about blaming America; that delightful Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is merely a heroic Third World freedom fighter. Somehow, I think the evil American retail capitalist consumer economy survived. I know I spent about $45.00 today.

(link courtesy of Tim Blair; see also Little Green Footballs)


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