holiday, shopping

Buy Nothing Day

Okay it’s not really Buy Nothing Day on this day as far as I blogger know, as I think according to those headline news of the day that it’s actually Occupy Wall Street Day 17. It’s just that this blog wants to confuse me sometimes in its newsspeak Orwellianess with its times, dates and histories in my attempt to maintain more than one blog whenever blaghers block possible. As this is yet another one of those recycle this blog posts that found itself posted on this blog some time a while ago.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is upon us, according to the calendar and advertisements, and it’s the most joyous festival time of the year, or is it. And Thanksgiving Day in America is later this week, that nationalistic day to be thankful for something. And remember the Indians, their beads and trinkets, that twenty four dollars and the land of Manna-hatin, and eat more tofurky. No one is free when others are oppressed. And isn’t the day after Thanksgiving day Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, or is that the day after Christmas. Well this year the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23rd, is also Buy Nothing Day and isn’t this day celebrated around the world. I am not exactly sure what the story behind this concept is, but I think it has something to do with buying nothing. And Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping will be out there in the streets with shopping events all over New York City all day long. And I imagine there will be a ton of other events in observation of this day. Adbusters will be hitting the streets for a 24 hour consumer fast and there will be a Buy Nothing Day Freegan Feast on this day also. Maybe one can help save the environment and planet earth on this day by consuming less. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.
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