Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Not One Damn Dime Day--January 20

Not One Damn Dime Day -- next Thursday, Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. Keep your wallet in your pocket.
Sent to me by a friend. Please feel free to circulate widely:

Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, and 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 the United States.

During 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 anything for 24 hours.

On Not One Damn Dime Day please boycott Walmart, 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).

Please do what shopping you must gon Wednesday the 19th, and for 24 hours, 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 are the ones who put the troops in harm's way. Now 1,200 of these Americans and as many as 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians owe our troops a plan.

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.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON!


1 comment:

aqualung said...

Great idea LB. BTW, I stand (although usually I sit) in awe of your blog.