If we REALLY want to show our Power, I have ALWAYS said, the BEST and the SAFEST way to exert Power to change the system is to Collectively just STAY HOME. Turn off the electricity to your house at the breaker box, only turning it on for cooking if you need to, buy no gasoline, no food, if possible call in "Well" at work and stay home from work, heck, talk to your boss about closing the business and joining the strike, don't go shopping. For as long as it takes JUST STOP BEING A CONSUMER. Use up your "3 day supply" or "one week supply" or borrow from you "one or two year supply". If MILLIONS or 10s of MILLIONS of people focused on an issue, CISPA for example, PUBLICIZED that we were going on "strike" to show our solidarity, called our congress critters and enough of the media and Monsanto and Cargill and Wal-Mart and Citi Group and Bank of America and Verizon and AT&T until it became known across the land when we were going to start and then just STOPPED participating in the economy, as much as Humanly Possible. Just stop, don't use cell phones, don't use phones at all, don't shop, don't turn on the TV, just stop all consumption... for one day, two days, three days, a week, or whatever it takes until they "blink". Nobody has to get pepper sprayed, nobody has to get arrested or beat up by some riot cops baton, or kicked or stomped on or killed. Invite the neighbors over, do a fondu on sterno fuel, make sandwiches, eat salads, read a book, say "hi" to your wife and kids, have some quality time with those who are supposed to matter to you. They can't invade everybody's home with SWAT teams and FORCE us to go out and buy stuff! If we just did TOTAL PASSIVE ECONOMIC RESISTANCE it would put the FEAR OF GOD into them. Do it EFFECTIVELY enough the FIRST TIME, enough warning to notify the WORLD ahead of time that it was going to happen and then it goes on for 3 days, a week, as long as millions or billions can manage it and we NEVER HAVE to do it again, just threaten. They'll Listen that. Believe me. Stop the Engine of the World. - John Galt
P.S. Pick a date in the future, enough time to get the word out, say July 4th or November 5th or whatever. Spread the Idea around through your email, facebook, twitter, all over the place and those who want to, GLOBALLY, can participate and attach the INACTION to whatever cause is important to them. No need for 10s of thousands in the square going up against armed goons. Just stay home. It's a Power they don't want us to know we have.
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle;
pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and
worship without sacrifice: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gan
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