Consider yourself a rebel? Looking for a way to stick it to whitey? And, of course, by whitey, I mean The Man. Want to screw around with the guys behind the scenes who are charting the disastrous direction that America is taking? Forget the voting booth, there’s a much easier way to stick it up the arse of the rabble that want to destroy your very economic being.
Celebrate International Buy Nothing Day the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the television or read the newspaper and they will tell you the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. Well, it is, but not for the reasons they are telling you. International Buy Nothing Day is a dark day because the real superpowers of this country-those Walton kids, and Billy Boy Gates, and Antoine Bugleboy-have convinced millions upon millions that the Christmas spirit can only survive if people buy crap they can’t afford to give it to people who don’t want it. This concept that you absolutely must go out shopping after Thanksgiving in order to keep the engine of the American economy humming by getting a first jump on all the fantastic values due to great specials being offered is…well..a bunch of really smelly ideological feces.
Here’s great idea: Nobody goes out shopping the day after Thanksgiving, which causes all the retail stores to miss their Black Friday projections, which in turn causes a panic on Wall Street which in turns drives down the prices of all retail companies which in turn puts the fear of God-or being fired-into the CEOs of those companies which in turns leads to them deciding that the only way to recover from the unexpected and drastic drop in revenue is to lower prices even more.
But that’s not really the best reason to stay home from the mall this Friday. Do it to show these guys that YOU are in control of your destiny. YOU will decide when, where and how much to shop this holiday season. YOU aren’t going to be suckered into a false ideology that turns you from a human being into a consumer. Read these words and instead of merely tossing them aside as oh so much leftist ranting, take a moment to think about they might apply to a society that, en masse, marches off the malls the day after Thanksgiving without even considering whether they really want to or need to or not: All of social life is organized from the top down through impenetrable hierarchies to make you a receptacle for the culture that will seduce you into functioning as a robot in the economy.