Here’s a great idea

GENERAL STRIKE IN USA on Sept. 11, 2007 — 9/11

Brilliant:

A general strike is proposed for the United States on September 11, 2007, the sixth anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks on New York City and Arlington, Virginia. The general strike movement has no clearly named leadership. It’s described as an Internet viral effort…The strike targets key issues facing the American public, issues that have not been addressed in any meaningful way by any branch of government. These include enduring questions and inconsistencies about 911, the Iraq War; violations of civil rights; and election fraud.

Here’s a doozie:

Standing up includes no work or school on September 11, 2007. It also includes –no shopping;” a suspension of all purchasing during the strike. One strike web site claims that this can have a substantial impact even with just a small percentage of the population participating.

Sort of like “gas out” days, I guess. Nobody buys any US flags on Tuesday and flag makers will go out of business or something.

And here’s proof it will work:

The most recent U.S. general strike occurred on May 1, 2006 when millions of Latinos hit the streets across the country. The Latino population once, known as the sleeping giant of American politics, awoke that day in a national effort that shocked and awed the U.S. political elite. [emphasis present in original]

What morons.

Comments

  1. Shipmates, Shocked and awed, alright! It shocked and awed the American public into demanding better enforcement of border security, better enforcement of immigration laws, and forced the congress critters to abandon their amnesty programs…. Not, I suspect, the intent that was planned by the strikers. Speaking of zombies, I would venture that the same sort of response, though election-wise, will greet those who go through with this twoother strike on the 11th. Just force more folks to vote for the other guys to keep the zombie-twoothers out of office. It’s for the children, after all…. Respects,

  2. I hate to be Sarcastic Sam – or maybe it’s Realist Robert – but this is like using turn signals on the Capital Beltway or voting Libertarian; a fine thought experiment that fails the reality test. Sure, yes, if ‘everybody’ did it it might have some kind of affect – but probably not what the organizers think should happen. You’re never going get ‘enough’ people to make a difference.

  3. Sure, yes, if ‘everybody’ did it it might have some kind of affect’ OK, I’ll bite. What kind of effect would it have? How would not going to school/work/mall affect Iraq, election fraud, or 9/11 investigations? What world do these folks live in that they think that even if this ‘worked’ (which it never could), it would somehow solve or even positively affect *ANYTHING*? Just imagine if this sort of person actually got off their a%$ and *VOTED*, then we’d be in a right bloody mess. Luckily, I don’t imagine many of them do.

  4. I think it’s fair to say that persistent large-scale ‘general strikes’ and protests/demonstrations would be able to make some headway, just as I think it’s fair to say that the big ‘general strike’ on 9/11/07 almost certainly isn’t going to be big and assuredly isn’t going to be persistent. The massive eventual success of the Vietnam protests/demonstrations/whatever was fueled in part by the decade’s rebellious attitude and in larger part by the fact that resistance to the Draft galvanized the antis. There just isn’t anything like either of those two factors in play today. Sure, the antis can scream about 9/11 plots or stolen elections or how Bush is just like Hitler, but it’s all light, little heat, and no fire.

  5. ‘Sure, yes, if ‘everybody’ did it it might have some kind of affect’ OK, I’ll bite. What kind of effect would it have? How would not going to school/work/mall affect Iraq, election fraud, or 9/11 investigations? You got me. I only believe in unforeseen consequences. I gave up thinking that I could guess the future when that new-fangled internet thing trumped AOL and CompuServe. Then Novell ran Banyan VINES into the ground and Windows NT drove a stake into NetWare … I only know that if we all stopped working for a day stuff would happen. I can’t begin to guess what.

  6. Sounds to me like too many home grown Leftwing Liberal nutjobs are trying to imitate the drum-banging, childish trantrums of their Euroweenie Bros!