Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Stop Shopping

An actual NYTimes headline:

Low Spending Is Taking Toll on Economy

Note where the blame is being placed? Not on price-gouging and obscene greed, not on increasing unemployment, not on the systematic destruction of the middle class, not on a global recession-cum-depression induced by war profiteers looting every nation possible.

No, it's blamed on a lack of spending.

On those pesky consumers who won't spend their last few pennies propping up Mammon's false front.

Well you know what? We're going to stop shopping. Let's see where that leaves the corporate fascists who have despoiled the world and ruined everything in exchange for zero-sum endless exponential growth fantasies.

And once we're free of them, we can go back to emphasizing life instead of profit.

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