Not One Damn Dime Day

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by vampress, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. vampress

    vampress Member

    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 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. Not one damn
    >>dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse
    >>purchases. Not one damn dime for nothing for 24 hours.
    >>
    >>On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart, 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.
    >>
    >>"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 international
    >>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. Templedragon

    Templedragon Peace through Spirit

    Great idea, hope some people will respond. Most people don't realize that the simple choices we make each day, what we choose to endorse by spending our money on, is more important than our once every four years vote. Voting with your money is choosing to spend your money on products marketed by companies who do not contribute to the corporate war machine. It takes some effort, and we can never be competely free from buying death culture products, but the start is having an awareness.

    Lately I have been pretty broke, I'm not really used to being this broke, so it will be easy for me to observe this "holiday". If we live our lives right, almost everything we do is either in support or protest. Our problems cannot be solved by eternally buying nothing, but for a day it could send a signal. My fear is that we won't get anough people involved to register a blip on the capitalism market screen.

    But any action) even if it is an inaction) is better than blithely going along with business as ususal... babies are dying in Iraq and we have no right to be there.

    IMHO. Peace, Viv-
     
  3. damn man... for a second i read the post and thought "I GOTTA COMMENT! THIS GUY KNOWS WHAT I'M GOIN THROUGH TODAY ALSO!!!"
    but then i figured out you weren't having trouble finding some bud...
    well i had a dry day today =(. eh, it happens every once in a while ay?

    but i feel ya, the only dime i'm spending is for the one i'm gettin =P.
    love and light my brotha.
     
  4. Thank You so much for posting this, i was just about to myself. ;)
     
  5. dasBenzin

    dasBenzin Member

    Certainly the war in Iraq is a ridiculous, unfounded war, but what my friend, is wrong with Capitalism? The war will go on, regardless of what any of us do or say, and there is nothing to do about it but pray and hope that maybe somone in the power will recieve some sense in their brain.
     

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