posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 04:31 PM
Originally posted by nosacrificenofreedom:
How do you imply we stop playing their game? You mean we should'nt buy food, water, electricity and other amenities! Even after we were to do all this
how would they lose and we win cause in my eyes we would lose either way! The only way they will lose, is, if we change the rules, of their game and
the only way to do that, is through a revolution! Cause If we continue to spit on this fire instead of opening the gates of this dam we will end up
burning in the end!
It isn't too hard to make a statement if everyone is making it together. So let us say we want to make a statement to a business.. like.. Wal-Mart.
If there was a mass movement to boycott Wal-Mart for even one day we could basically blackmail them into whatever our demands would be.. and threaten
them that if they fail on our demands in the future we will boycott them again. Sometimes you may have to go about things a bit differently; if we
want to 'effect' the Federal Reserve we may need to find industries that work with them and boycott them in order for them to urge the appropriate
The best part about this type of protest is it is actually doable in today's social media driven world. Boycotts don't even have to have 100%
participation. It is a staggering amount of money that can be affected with only a 10% decline in sales to some of these larger companies. Remember
when the gulf oil spill happened and people boycotted the BP gas stations? I remember driving by one on that day and saying, "damn, people are still
there" and the news was all "boycotting your local gas station only hurts your local businessman".. well guess what, it did make an impact, since 2010
there have been 17% fewer BP brand gas stations built in the US and some percentage that changed brands from BP (article didn't say how many changed).
As far as your concerns over the basic amenities I have to say that it only makes sense to try to be less reliant but that just sounds like a bunch of
green eco horse shyt. I rent so having a garden or mounting solar panels is out. Oh but I do have a solar panel that mounts to my window~ I use it
to charge a battery that powers my electric fan. Sure it is five years old, big and bulky and makes two big holes in my window seal that I may, or
may not, have to fix when I leave here but it has payed for itself long ago and saves me about 40 dollars a month on my electric bill. So why the
hell not be a little bit "eco friendly" if for nothing else but your wallet. Basically it comes down to wanting to be less reliant. You might be
surprised at how easy it is to do.
PS Boycott Wal-mart~ I personally haven't shopped there since 1998 but that is because I worked for them and tasted how bad that place really is.
They have so many reasons not to shop there everyone can find a reason to boycott them^^
edit on 17-7-2012 by Cassey222 because: (no reason