After the Tea Party - General Strike?

Atlas shrugs for a day, or half a day?

At the Lansing, MI teaparty I saw thousands of solid middle class citizens mostly in the 40s, 50s, 60s. People who have worked all their lives, followed the rules, tried to build a nest egg.

These truly are the Atlases who carry America's economy.

What if they all took a powder for a day?

What if every small business closed for a day?

Maybe even just an hour. A national "Shrug-Out."


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Further thoughts -

Most big businesses would not participate due to fear of (quiet, indirect) government reprisals, and reasonable reluctance to alienate lefty customers (whose money is still green).

Response: Establish a three-hour period on the strike day to picket Wal-Mart, Kroger, all big retailers. Do it very politely. Ask people entering the store to come back in a few hours, and explain why. Don’t dis the stores for not joining the strike

Another thought:

This would represent a major escalation in the level of activism requested of those 500,000 middle-aged, middle-class Americans who attended Tea Parties, almost all of whom were asking each other, “What next? What do we do now?”

Too much for most of them?

Picketing stores almost certainly so, but there could be many other events at the same time.


2! 4! 6! 8! Give sam his rebate!

I'd show up beforehand to chant that.

You want to picket stores to protest against - what???

I thought the teabaggers where sufficiently incoherent on their own - protesting about taxation WITH represenation, protesting about tax increases that won't effect them.

And now you want to add the additional layer of incoherence by picketing stores.

My all means, go ahead. Becasue I WANT a 60-seat majority for the Dems in 2011.

As I have said....

...there is only one "general strike" worth participating in and that's on election day for the 2010 and 2012 elections, and during the primary process as well. Let's start laying down the ground work to have a general strike against any incumbent Congressmen or women who supported TARP, the Stimulus pork package or Obama's budget, be they Democrat,Republican or Independent.

ex animo


Lefty trolls - we must be getting under their skins

There appear to be lots of lefty trolls coming onto this site for purposes of distracting and diverting serious conversations about these issues, ideas and events. I suppose that's a good sign. I'm sure the correct thing to do is ignore them and carry on as if they don't exist. 

That's right, Jack - the fact that your ideas are so easily

That's right, Jack - the fact that your ideas are so easily  demonstrated to be ridiculous is a good sign.