Friday, November 24, 2006

Complete Insanity

Apparently today is Buy Nothing Today.

Kalle Lasn, co-founder of the Adbusters Media Foundation, which was responsible for turning Buy Nothing Day into an international annual event, said, “Our headlong plunge into ecological collapse requires a profound shift in the way we see things. Driving hybrid cars and limiting industrial emissions is great, but they are band-aid solutions if we don’t address the core problem: we have to consume less. This is the message of Buy Nothing Day.”

Now, it's one thing to hate "Black Friday" because it's a crowded, obnoxious, insane shopping free for all (or to hate the commercialization of Christmas a la Charlie Brown.) But to encourage everyone to consume less, all of the time? Do they have any idea how insane that is? Let's say we (as a society) stopped buying half the shit we did for Christmas- imagine the devastating impact- how many millions of people would lose their jobs? Do these people have any idea what they're really advocating? Like I said, complete insanity.

Meanwhile, I wasn't planning on it, but I think I have to go out and buy something. Support the global economy, buy products made here on planet Earth!

Come to think of it, that's not a bad slogan ... Would anyone want to buy an "I Buy Terrestrial" Tee-Shirt?


Anonymous Kerry said...

I'd buy one of those T-shirts :)

12:58 AM  

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