Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday
Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.”
Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.
Good idea. In fact, here’s an idea for cutting back on shopping this Christmas. It’s something I’m launching now with absolutely no forethought. I’m calling it DeOccupyXmasList. It’s really simple. Here’s the plan. If you have an occupier in your life, scratch them off your Christmas list. That’s it. Your holiday shopping has now been de-occupied. Wasn’t that easy?
Remember, they don’t want anything this year. No new video game consoles or games. No iPhones or iPads. No new cameras or laptops. No cashmere sweaters or hipster hats. No gift certificates to the local head shop and absolutely no cash. Save your filthy capitalist lucre and help your son, daughter, niece, nephew or smelly friend be true to their revolutionary ideals. It’s a win-win scenario.
If you feel you must get something for your Occupy-minded relative or friend, please make sure it’s a local product worth less than $10, so maybe a small bag of oranges. It’s cheap and will help them resist camp scurvy over the winter.
No Occupiers in my family. I raised my kids right – they may be selfish, self-centered brats but they have jobs.
Okay, I admit that two of them supported Obama, but nobody is perfect.