RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Dec. 22, 2008 at 10:41pm

My POV: You Don't Need to be a Suicide Bomber to bring about THE REVOLUTION

How I helped destroy America this weekend.

The other day a fellow traveller suggested that I pickup some Tobi boots (that's ninja shoes--separate bigtoe, little toe--for folks outside the down low) so I could be up to date in popular  japanese construction worker apparel. 

The next thing I know I'm scouting the google shopping search feature looking for consumer issue ninja footwear. 

Then it dawntowned on me. If I bought ninja shoes,  I'd have to buy the ninja socks.  You cant wear joe-shmoe american socks in a Japanese construction worker ninja boot!   This is the point that I crossed the line and became a revolutionary and ultimately helped to overthrow the federal government of the united states of america.   I said to myself: "Thanks, but no thanks to the ninja shoes"

I decided to not spend money. 

Spending money is for poor people.  Spending money is for the suckers.  take a look at this economics blog:

Cutting programs used primarily by low income people is one of the most de-stimulating actions a public sector can take, because low income people have a high marginal propensity to consume. That's econospeak for saying that middle class and affluent families save part of their income, but low income families have to spend every dime, and spend quickly, which puts those dollars back into the economy almost immediately.


Here's the thing though.  Poor people, at least the ones I've had indirect contact with spend money on all kinds of STUPID SHIT.  lets take a look at...

Baby Clothes

heard a story.  This guy finds out his gf is preggers.  What does he do?  Rush out and buy expensive namebrand AIR JORDAN baby shoes,  all types of expensive AIR JORDAN baby clothes.  and sports Jerseys.  Dude!  check out the label see where it says  0 - 1 month ?   that's the size for a baby for 1 month!  after 1 month it wont fit yo baby!    You don't NEED to friggin spend money on AIR JORDAN baby shit!  That's a dumb ass investment. 

you know where we got most of our baby clothes?  FROM OTHER PEOPLE GETTING RID OF THEIR TOO SMALL  BABY CLOTHES!!   Today, my wife was filling bags of baby clothes that are now too small to fit my son.   What are we going to do with all this crap?  Give it to somebody who just had a baby!  

honestly if poor people would stop buying stupid crap THE REVOLUTION would come much faster and finally THE CONSPIRACY would be defeated.


The Stark Fist of Removal

even so here are some of my favorite line(s) from the latest Kunstler blog:

  1. What seems to spook people now is the possibility that everybody in charge of everything is a fraud or a crook.
  2. implausible hairdo
  3. "...we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us...."
  4. When legitimacy erodes, anything goes. Nothing is respected including rules and personalities. The center doesn't hold and the new vacuum there is a tumultuous place.
  5. ...and the public in one region or another of North America might reach a decision that they are better off without [a federal government]. That would be what's called a revolution.

in conclusion:

you can vote not just at the ballot box!  you can also vote with your feet.  and you can do what i'm doing, which is Vote with your credit card. 

putting money in your savings account = death to the empire




I'll see you. 

comments [6]  |  posted under federal governemt, revolution, shopping

Comments

by NineInchNachos on 12/23/2008 @ 8:20am
remember the ren and stimpy episode where ren frees himself from the happy helmet by smashing a hammer on his head screaming "I love being angry!"

here are some great resources for people who like being angry:



- podcasts -
www.democracynow.org/

www.prwatch.org/audio



- blogs -

consumerist.com/

www.adbusters.org/



by NineInchNachos on 12/23/2008 @ 8:23am
forgot this one

www.npr.org/blogs/money/

by marumaruyopparai on 12/23/2008 @ 2:52pm
honestly if poor people would stop buying stupid crap THE REVOLUTION would come much faster and finally THE CONSPIRACY would be defeated

When poor people spend money on stuff like Air Jordan baby clothes it seems more retarded 'cause they're the folks least able to afford it and most likely to put the expenses on a credit card that they can't pay off, thus putting their rear-ends in the hands of their creditors and contributing to the mountains of bad debt in this country thus contributing to the credit crisis.

Yet still, that doesn't make the spending habits of the rich any less rediculous, it just seems less retarded in comparison because they can actually afford it, but a stupid purchase is a stupid purchase no matter how you pay for it. The rich to some extent are responsible for creating these problems by way of corporate monster marketing machines that convince people that they need Air Jordan baby clothes (or whatever).

We live in a consumer throw-away society fueled by compulsive spending and insatiable brand-name widget addiction. It's not a problem of the poor, it's a problem of our culture.

by NineInchNachos on 12/23/2008 @ 9:45pm
I'm picking up what you're laying down sir.

I did buy a digital camera for my wife, so so much for revolution. maybe next year.

by marumaruyopparai on 12/23/2008 @ 10:13pm
. . .so much for revolution. . .

Aw c'mon now, you and Ms. Darcy are artists right? Digital photography is an important medium of artistic expression as well as handy memory collector. That doesn't fall under the stupid purchases category. Plus a man who has provided so much charitable assistance to the less fortunate should be afforded the opportunity to splurge a little.

Thanks to your charitable "No Avatar Left Behind" Program (that totally isn't socialism) I found relief from the heavy burden of avatarless obscurity that so long plagued me. Having cast off the shackles of shame and visual impoverishment that so long held me back with the acceptance of your gracious avatar donation I have since been free to focus on self-sufficiency. As you can see I have created a new avatar with my own two hands, an avatar I can be proud of. . .well. . .it's a knock off actually, but not a bad start.

Viva la revolution!

by NineInchNachos on 12/23/2008 @ 10:43pm
that's funny Dave L will be proud of you. !!

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