There was a thread last night, why it's disappeared who knows, but while a lot of people have gone off to celebrate the day of consumption there's another movement to buy nothing today, really stick it to the man. It's really about sending a message about the perils of over consumption.
with the inevitable criticism about the economic crisis, and how much a bad idea it is to actually buy nothing, I challenge you to dig a little past the surface, you’ll see that this financial
meltdown is not about liquidity, toxic derivatives or unregulated
markets, it’s really about culture. It’s our culture of excess and
meaningless consumption — the glorified spending and borrowing of the
past decade that’s at the root of the crisis we now find ourselves in.
behind our financial crisis a much more ominous crisis looms: we are
running out of nature… fish, forests, fresh water, minerals, soil. What
are we going to do when supplies of these vital resources run low?
A simpler, pared-down lifestyle – one in which we’re not drowning in
debt – may well be the answer to this crisis we’re in. Living within our means will also make us happier and healthier than
we’ve been in years
You don't have to just buy nothing, get a bunch of friends, don a bed sheet and a crown of thorns and dothe jesus walk through the mall (take it nice and slow and ask that ever important question, "what would jesus buy?"). Or if you're in a more festive mood, create a conga line of empty shopping carts and conga around the store, without buying anything