Buy Nothing Black Friday
Calm your mind and calm your wallet
Occupy SLO encourages financial restraint on Black Friday, November 25th, as consumer minimalists consider a "BUY NOTHING DAY."
Most are obsessed with the fact that they can get good deals during Black Friday, and the major retailers operated by the 1% are capitalizing on this. The wicked idea of over-consumption fuels the massive operations of the few companies that have proven to be the enemy of the 99%, who we represent.
The Supreme Court has ruled that money is free speech. Our elections are bought and sold by these huge corporations manipulating our minds to spend more, drown in debt and fuel their indirect exploitation.
We, the representatives of San Luis Obispo's 99% are not lemmings who will let them manipulate our minds into obsessive consumption.
Here are a few questions that might help you avoid the ill effects of consumerism:
1. Is it a necessity?
2. How much are you likely to use it?
3. Can you live without it?
Think about it. Evaluate your financial situation and make a focused effort to decide what is needed versus what is just corporate hype.
We know that the credit industry is just one part of this massive crooked system that we are fighting, and that it is used to push consumerism. Don't overextend your credit. Save your money and calm your wallet by keeping it greener. Make your Black Friday a Green Friday.