NYTIMES; The War Against Too Much of Everything
IF you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, don’t bother. Kalle Lasn, the maestro of Adbusters, says that new waves of global activism fill him “with more optimism than I’ve felt for many years.”Skip the mall and the neighborhood store, resist the urge to shop online and, by all means, don’t buy anything you don’t truly need.
So says Kalle Lasn, 70, maestro of the proudly radical magazine Adbusters, published in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Lasn takes gleeful pleasure in lobbing provocations at global corporations — and his latest salvo is “Buy Nothing Christmas.”
“As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted,” Americans just go shopping, Adbusters says on its Web site. Overconsumption is destroying us, yet shopping is “our solace, our sedative: consumerism is the opiate of the masses.”I HATE THESE TWISTED LEFTIST PRICKS WHO THINK THEY KNOW BETTER THAN US WHAT WE SHOULD DO WITH OUR HARD-EARNED MONEY.
I ESPECIALLY HATE THESE PRICKS WHO THINK THAT IF THOSE WHO HAVE SPEND LESS THAT SOMEHOW THE LOT OF THE POORER FOLKS WILL IMPROVE.
ALL A DECREASE OF CONSUMPTION WILL DO IS THROW THE ENTIRE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN TO A DEPRESSION.
LIFE IN CHINA IS BETTER PRECISELY BECAUSE THEY ARE ABLE TO AFFORD TO CONSUME MORE.
CONSUMERISM IS THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM.
WE NEED TO MAKE POOR PEOPLE BETTER CONSUMERS WITH MORE DISPOSABLE INCOME TO SPEND AS THEY WISH, NOT MAKE THEM AND THE WORLD DECLINING MIDDLE-CLASS ENJOY THEIR IN VOLUNTARY ASCETICISM.
AND OF COURSE, THE LEFTIST SCUM AT THE NYTIMES HAD TO RUN THIS ARTICLE JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS - THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN PEOPLE SPEND MONEY FOR OTHERS AND THE TIME OF YEAR THAT MOST BUSINESSES DEPEND MORE CONSUMERISM SO THAT THEY MIGHT REMAIN PROFITABLE AND IN BUSINESS.
LEFTIST SCUM: SCHIZOPHRENIC AND SOCIOPATHIC.