Hell is Facebook.
Can you buy nothing for 24 hours?
Put more fear in in corporate American then ANY protest will EVER do!
Do not buy one single thing on November 27th!
YEAH GUYZ THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!
lET’S MAKE SURE THOSE MINIMUM WAGE SEASONAL EMPLOYEES GET LAID OFF WAY BEFORE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO SO THEY CANNOT PAY FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS, RENT, OR EVEN FOOD TO FEED THEIR KIDS.
OH MAN, AND ON TOP OF THAT, THE MANAGERS WILL GET IN SHIT, BEING QUESTIONED WHY THEIR SALES WERE SO LOW SUDDENLY.
WHAT’S BEST!? THIS WON’T ACTUALLY AFFECT THE FAT CAT CEOs AT ALL! WE’LL JUST STICK IT TO THE LITTLE GUY, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE JUST LIKE US. DOESN’T THAT SOUND SUPER FUCKING EFFECTIVE?!
GENIUS FUCKING PLAN!!!!!!!!
^^^^^^^^^this is what the fuck i’m saying!! people who don’t work retail do not understand how it works… one bad holiday weekend can literally close a store that might not be doing great. i know because it happened to one of mine. and if corporate decides to close an under performing store, GUESS WHO GETS MORE MONEY! if you need more shit, buy it. by boycotting, you are hurting the wrong people.
Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America’s heart, her benedictions, and her prayers. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will recommend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and by the benignant sympathy of her example.
—John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1821.
The West’s tragedy of capital
Here’s a crash course on global finance 2.0. The debt is in the Atlanticist, wealthy North. The resources are in the global South. And the (reluctant) supreme banker of the last resort is the Middle Kingdom, as personified by the Almighty Hu (Jintao).
The name of the game - Marx revisited by Occupy the World - is class struggle. It’s casino capitalism, aka finance turbo-neoliberalism, as practiced by a liquid modernity elite of one per cent, versus the have-a-little-something, have-nots and have-nothing, aka the 99 per cent.
There could not be a more graphic demonstration than last week’s Greek tragedy takeover of the Cannes debt festival of Slavoj Zizek’s thesis that the marriage of capitalism and democracy is over.
Monteverdi - Lamento della ninfa