Buy Nothing Day-the anti Bl**k Fr***y movement.
If like me, your head is already “done in” hearing about Black Friday this might be of interest:
“Since the early 1990s, Buy Nothing Day has inspired personal and collective action worldwide against a future that does not compute. It’s not just about changing your habits for one day, it is about rediscovering what it means to break free.
This Black Friday, remember that an object will never make you happy. It might for a few minutes, maybe even days, but in the end your experiences are all you’ve got. So this year why not get your family together and do something wildly different. Turn-off Cyber Thursday. Ignore Black Friday. Try buying almost nothing for Christmas and you might experience the most meaningful holiday season you’ve ever had.”
full piece on adbusters blog here.
Meantime, new from the BBC Natural History Unit, David Attenborough narrates Black Friday:
santa image from adbusters blog
One Response to “Buy Nothing Day-the anti Bl**k Fr***y movement.”
Sad! But funny.
It was interesting watching the “pack mentality” at work on the BBC 503 when discussing whether to bomb or not to bomb a bunch of frightened strangers in another country. At times like these, it is difficult to hold out much hope for us as a species. Wholely uninspiring.
I’ll try to live this day one thought at a time, one smile at a time, “One Love”