Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Now, I'm not what you might call conventionally poltical...

...given my failure to manage to vote this time around (yes, I know. Look, I tried.) and general loathing for the self-serving protest culture, but, this struck me as vaguely interesting. So read it and do it, so I can look on with a sort of cynical detachment. Get it?

Not One Dime Day - Jan 20, 2005Since our religious leaders will not speak outagainst the war in Iraq,since our political leaders don't have the moralcourage to oppose it,Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is"Not One Damn Dime Day" inAmerica.On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what ishappening in our name inIraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott ofall forms of consumerspending.During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spendmoney. Not one damn dimefor gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities orfor impulse purchases.Not one damn dime for nothing for 24 hours.On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart,Kmart, Target...Please don't go to the mall or the local conveniencestore. Please don't buyany fast food (or any groceries at all for thatmatter).For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut theretail economy down. Theobject is simple. Remind the people in power thatthe war in Iraq is immoraland illegal; that they are responsible for startingit and that it is theirresponsibility to stop it."Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, thatthey work for thepeople of the United States of America, not for the internationalcorporations and K Street lobbyists who representthe corporations andfunnel cash into American politics."Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting thetroops. Now 1,200 braveyoung Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqishave died. Thepoliticians owe our troops a plan - a way to comehome.There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. Noleft or right wing agendato rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you takeaction by doing nothing.You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime,to remind our religiousleaders and our politicians of their moralresponsibility to end the war inIraq and give America back to the people.Please share thisl with as many people aspossible Commercial speechmust not be the only free speech in America!

That is all.

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