We Must Stop Legitimizing a Corrupt System and Use Our Boycott Power!

It is more than just not getting up for work. It is about refusing to be good consumers for the elites. They do not amass their wealth without us. We make them rich, and we can turn the tides on them very easily if we use our consumer power.

 

[NOTE: Please go to Events to see actions for 2019]

 

From September 3-September 7, 2019, we refuse to consume (see Events section), we buy absolutely nothing from brick and mortar retailers. We do not eat at restaurants, fast food or otherwise. We do not go to the movies or to the theater. We do not go to liquor stores, food stores, or convenience stores for newspapers, drinks, condoms, cigarettes, lighters or other little necessities. We do not run to Walmart (divest yourself permanently), J.C. Penney, Home Depot, Target Whatever you need can be bought before it starts. There's plenty of time for you to make a list. 

 

We do not purchase coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Peets, or any other outlet. Make your coffee at home. Skip the breakfast and lunch drive-thru at MacDonald's, Wendy's, Arby's and Burger King. Make your breakfast at home. And bring a lunch for a few days. Hey, you ask. How about a small neighborhood breakfast place? Hell, yeah. (And Bickfords isn't a small, neighborhood breakfast place,, by the way.) 

 

We refuse to consume online.

 

We do not purchase anything online from Amazon (we need to stop buying from the Online Parasite permanently), Jet, Chewy, Wayfair or any other source. We do not stream either music or movies from Amazon Prime or Netflix. We do not place a single bid on Ebay. We do not buy farm bucks on Farmville, weapons on Fortnite or GTA5, or tokens on any other online gaming source. No casinos! If ever there was a profit cener for the elites, casinos are it. We do not buy from anyone. We shut down the money flow.

 

There is more than one way to shut this system down. While not every person will choose to stay out of work, we can ensure that there is no business for them to attend to by refusing to consume.

 

We want instant impact but have long-term goals.

 

If you're thinking this is going to be a bang-bang revolution and we're done, you'd better think twice and you'd better plan on being in for the long haul. So, while we're trying to upend this mess, there are steps we can take to make the elites sweat.

  • Dump cable for good; there are plenty of viable alternatives out there from high-performance antennas to YouTube TV.  There is seriously no reason to continue to pay parasites like Comcast and Verizon any longer.
  • Switch cell phone providers! Dump Verizon, Sprint, and the rest of them. Switch to Boost Mobile or another no-contract, pay-as-you-go provider. The service if fine. I know. You can buy outright a smart phone for  a fraction of the cost (I bought a refurb Galaxy S7 and it's just fine). I get three lines, plus unlimited talk, text, data and 30 gigs of WiFi hotspot for $100 flat a month. Total. Nobody needs these overpriced entities anymore. You also get the added bonus of privacy. It may be a small victory, but it is a victory over endless surveillance nonetheless.
  • There are a number of corporations we must boycott, and there will be more specifics later. However, we'd like to call out a few notables for you (we reiterate that this is not an exhaustive list):
    • ​Amazon and Whole Foods
    • Walmart
    • Nestle
    • Monsanto/Bayer
    • Starbucks
    • Apple
    • Disney
  • We must boycott Israeli products just as we did South African products.  (More information coming.)
  • Boycott the military. It is hard to fight illegal, interventionist wars when nobody volunteers to do so. Serving is not mandatory, and nobody is protecting our safety. You are supporting the military-industrial complex and our gluttonous corporate interests around the globe.

We know it is an uphill battle to get Americans to turn off the "consume" button, but it is something that gives us instant leverage in this battle with minimal pain. (There is no change worth pursuing that will ever be pain free.) Think about it. Every time we spend money, we are voting for the kind of world we want to live in. 

 

 

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