Originally Posted by Maddog1959
Wow, a one day boycott. So, does anyone here understand basic economic principles? It would work, but only if you are not buying the products you are boycotting ever ... EVER. This is a lot like the spring don't buy gas on March 13th (or whatever day it will be this year). If you trade March 13th for the 14th, what did you accomplish? Nothing. You still bought the same amount of gas and drove the same number of miles. Yes, you altered the day you bought the gas, and probably made your life more difficult, but what did you do economically? Nothing.
Yes, it would be odd it on one day no purchases were made by anyone, but it won’t happen.
If you want a boycott to work, you must choose specific products, and NOT BUY THEM until the boycott ends.
Christ, if you are going to do a job at least make an effort. If this is the brain trust of the American left, the right has reason to relax.
So, what next, maybe you should taunt the right "a second time." I know tell them "your mother was a hamster and your Father smelt of elderberry's." That should make them run scared.
Still laughing at the inanity of the suggestion,
Boycotts can have any number of intended purposes. They can range from a very benign boycott that simply tries to make a point through deadly serious boycotts that attempt to drive a stake through the heart of a product or company or idea.
Now, you and HT can scoff all you want at the naivete of we poor bewildered souls who are so foolish as to believe this idea might have any merit. Please feel free.
This has nothing to do with taunting the right. If that was all I wanted to do, there are fertile grounds all over our current society.
This has to do with sending a message that there is serious concern out here in America about this Administration's policy in Iraq. That's all. If you're both so convinced it's misguided, then why are you so defensive about it?
I like the idea of turning this into a referendum. If everyone who supports the Administration's policies in Iraq (as I assume you and HT must) would be willing to go out and spend like mad on that day and those of us on the other side try to spend as little as possible, perhaps we might even learn something about "the will of the people".
How about it?