posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 09:52 AM
I recently watched part of a short documentary arguing the premise that, in the U.S., consumerism has replaced real patriotism. It argued that, since
9/11, Americans have been encouraged to spend and go about life as usual as a counter measure to terrorism and its effect on our society.
We really haven't been asked to sacrifice anything unlike during all previous conflicts. (Okay, well maybe our liberties!) The documentary gave an
excellent example of how Americans will put magnetic ribbon decals on their cars as a show of support for troops overseas but, unless they are in a
military family, Americans are not asked to do much else to show support or sacrifice. Their lives go on as if nothing big is happening in the world.
Consequently, no one seems to be very concerned about the current state of things and certainly not concerned about change.
Does anyone know the name of this documentary? Any opinions about this doc or topic?
What would happen if, as a protest to current policies, American citizens and their allies overseas committed to not buying anything for 1 week and
only neccessities for 1 month? We know China would not like it but what about the "Powers That Be"? Would it make them pay attention? Could it bring