"Not One Damn Dime Day" 1/20/05

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ceres, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Ceres

    Ceres Member

    I got this from the message boards at the Democratic Underground:
    I'm not sure how much of an impact it will have, but I am going to do it.

    Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan 20, 2005
    Since our religious leaders will not speak out
    against the war in Iraq,
    since our political leaders don't have the moral
    courage to oppose it,
    Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is
    "Not One Damn Dime Day" in

    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. Not one
    damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for
    necessities or for impulse
    purchases. Not one damn dime for nothing for 24

    On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart,
    Kmart, 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.

    "Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that
    they work for the
    people of the United States of America, not for the
    corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent
    the corporations and
    funnel cash into American politics.

    "Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the
    troops. The politicians put
    the troops in harm's way. Now 1,200 brave young
    Americans and (some
    estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians
    owe our troops a plan -
    a way to come home.

    There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No
    left or right wing agenda
    to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take
    action 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
    religious leaders and our
    politicians of their moral responsibility to end the
    war in Iraq and give
    America back to the people.
  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Sounds stupid. What is this going to achieve?
  3. green_thumb

    green_thumb kill your T.V.

    The people who are likely to participate in this are probably the same people who rarely consume anyways. But, it is good to encourage a reduction of consumer spending. Whatever the purported cause is, it is beneficial.
  4. jesuswasamonkey

    jesuswasamonkey Slightly Tipsy

    What the hell does buying or not buying stuff have to do with Dubbya? Did he invent capitalism or something?
  5. green_thumb

    green_thumb kill your T.V.

    I glanced through the thread again and did not notice anything said about Bush. It goes beyond him.
  6. jesuswasamonkey

    jesuswasamonkey Slightly Tipsy

    Well then, what the hell does it have to do with the war in Iraq? I just don't see any connection between the proposed action (or inaction as the case may be) and the current state of American Foreign Policy.
  7. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    I agree.

    One day of boycotting something won't amount to shit. If people are going to boycott something, make it a prolonged doing.
  8. green_thumb

    green_thumb kill your T.V.

    I would like to see if it does have an effect.
    There have been several such protests- Buy Nothing Christmas, Buy Nothing Day and now this. If we keep coming up with these added together, that might make a difference:p.
    But really, I think it is a good way to get people to think about how much they consume. Especially the Christmas protest, that was during a time of rampant consumerism.
    Hey if you have to tell Liberals "Don't buy anything today, it'll show you are against the war!" so be it...whatever works.
  9. Ceres

    Ceres Member

    The 20th is inaguration day, so it is a way to tell Bush that we do not agree with the way he is economically raping this country to support the unjust war...huge trade deficit, huge national debt, etc. At least that is what it means to me, if you want it to mean something different so it is meaningful to you, so be it. We are all on the same side....antiBush. This is just one of the many ways we can express our anger and outrage at his many stupid actions.
  10. element7

    element7 Random fool

    I agree with prolonged boycott and consistent protest being a key but still what could this hurt? Any action against the complex, no matter how small, is a good sign. Maybe this wouldn't be so small if more participated. How hard can it be not to buy something for one day?

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