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Thursday, March 9, 2017
The American Relayer: Politics in the United States - Issue No. 7
Flag Representing the Corporate State in America
BOYCOTT AMERICA by Stephen Hren
so we waited to see how it would go. Ten days later, we have our
answer. We, as a nation, have Stage One Fascism Cancer. I don’t
think a policy of hoping it will turn out well is realistic anymore.
This isn’t the same as Ronald Reagan or George W, or even Richard
Nixon. It’s a whole new category of troubles. It’s time to start
metaphorical chemotherapy. It’s time to starve the disease out,
before the cold civil war becomes a hot one, or worse, the dystopia
of our nightmares becomes a permanent reality.
voters had a choice of 17 candidates last primary season. Sixteen of
those ranged from decent thoughtful Americans to hold-your-noise
stinky. Only one, though, threatened the sanctity and integrity of
our republic, and they chose that one. They have to pay for that
decision. Pain must be felt for the atrocity they have inflicted upon
us, the atrocity known as Trump. If the economy grows, if jobs are
created during the next four years, the potentially fatal infection
that this man engenders will be seen as a “winner,” and we will
be looking at four more. By that time, I can all but guarantee it
will be too late. It’s time to tighten our belts and take a hard
look at where we are spending our money, and how that is fueling
those who support this juggernaut of lies and hatred that is
undermining the very soul of our nation.
time to boycott America. It’s time for everyone to boycott America,
everywhere. We need everyone’s help to get us through this dark and
troubling time. America runs on money. Those now in power care only
about money. It’s time to take away the money. It’s literally the
only way they will pay attention to us. Facts are a joke. Science is
a conspiracy. Rights are for straight white males only. Our voices of
protest are just annoying bugs in their ears. Only money works.
yourself and your family as much as possible from the cesspool that
is generating this plague. You already know what to do in your heart
of hearts, it was just easy to get lazy in the Obama years (I
certainly did). Mainstream American products, fast food, gas
guzzlers, when the system is evil the products that support the
system are evil. Cook at home, go on bike rides or walks with friends
for entertainment, shop at the food co-op and the farmer’s markets,
buy local, you know it all (remember Occupy?!), but it’s time to
double-down. Try to tone down or eliminate frivolous spending. Pay
down credit card debts that are keeping you on an endless treadmill
and that make big banks gazillions of dollars. If this scrimping
leaves you with a little bit of extra money, give it to people who
help protect the vulnerable who are under attack right now, like the
ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, etc.
contributing to the economies of areas
that fueled Trump’s rise.
Don’t visit or go on vacation there. Money creates jobs. Let me
repeat: only money works. They do not care about your voting rights,
the sanctity of your bodies, your freedom of expression or religion.
They only care about money. We can be effective. Economics works on
the margins: 2% growth is seen as good while 2% contraction is seen
as awful. That’s only four percent. I live in North Carolina, and
the economic boycott against our discriminatory bathroom law helped
replace our Replublican governor with a Democratic one. Every little
bit helps. The last thing we want is for those who voted for Trump to
be rewarded for their collective assault upon us.
is likened to beating a dog to get rid of the fleas. It’s an
extreme measure, and I do not recommend it lightly, for the pain is
causes is broad and intense. But sometimes it’s the only way
forward to a cure.