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.
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.
I am pretty sure that if rebels took to arms to unseat Cameron, Cameron’s moral argument would be that it is wrong to submit to violence. After all, wasn’t that the official angle during the London Riots: that regardless of whether the riots had a reason behind them, violence is never acceptable? But it’s another country with an enemy in charge. And suddenly it makes sense to say that ‘the people’ must be allowed to forcibly take over.
I am disgusted with the UK and the US for making out that this is such an obvious situation - as if peaceful talks aren’t an option right now. Remember the bombs dropped at the end of World War II? Japan was ready to negotiate surrender, but it was decided that it was better to humiliate them.
“During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of ‘face’. The Secretary was deeply perturbed by my attitude…”
- Dwight Eisenhower, Mandate For Change, pg. 380
Now watch Libyan Information Minister Moussa Ibrahim explain that Libya is quite ready for a peaceful resolution: Video
Cameron and Obama, you pathetic fools.
Even disregarding the bigger picture of the West vs. Terrorists narrative… if you honestly believe that celebrating the death of a villain is okay, google the ‘Myth of Redemptive Violence.’ And then stop claiming to be a rational person, because you have as much reason to believe in Santa Claus.
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or. (via ex-ist)