And Now They Want To Occupy Christmas

That’s right, the Occupiers have yet another wonderful idea designed to tick people off

(The Spec) The yurts are barely dismantled and the tents only just rolled up, but there is already a new movement on the horizon — Occupy Christmas.

Canadian magazine Adbusters — which prompted the Occupy Wall Street camp and subsequent set-ups around North America, including Toronto’s St. James Park — has put out a call for another round of capitalism-disturbing.

This time, the target is the gift-giving season.

“Christmas has been hijacked for us,” said Kalle Lasn, editor-in-chief at Adbusters, a non-profit, Vancouver-based alternative magazine. “It’s become this ugly, soulless, consumer-fest.”

On one hand, Lasn has a point. One he has been pushing for 20 years, with his “buy nothing” campaign, but, a point none-the-less. Consumerism has become too big for the Christmas season. But, that is the intent of the way in which these lefties are pushing their movement, to get people to say “hey, they do have a point.” Meanwhile, their solutions tend to be more government regulation and involvement.

Interestingly, it is those on the left who have attempted to take the point of the season out of it, namely, the Birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But, rather than saying “hey, we’re not going to participate (because we will be really mad if we don’t get the gifts we want)”, the Leftists want to ruin it for everyone else

The ideas for Occupy Christmas, which Lasn likens to “shenanigans,” include:

•a Santa sit-in, whereby protesters sit outside a store and encourage people to cut up their credit cards;

•a Jesus walk, where people put on a mask in the Holy Son’s likeness and walk through malls, to create an eerie sentiment;

•a “whirly mart,” in which would-be shoppers fill their carts with products but abandon them at the cash register.

“This movement is somewhat about angering people,” Lasn said.

Excellent! What a perfect way to get people on your side! Anger and annoy them.

It all starts with their Buy Nothing Day, which is today, Black Friday. I guess I’m an Occupier, because I’m not planning on getting near any retail store today. I never do. Of course, that’s my choice. I do not want to get up. Nor do I want to deal with the crowds. Anyhow

Adbusters created an #OCCUPYXMAS hashtag to mark the movement for those to follow and share online. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 1,600 people had tweeted the page and some 20,000 had liked it on Facebook.

Is anyone else thinking that this is not going to end well? We’ve seen the insanity that has gone on with the OWS movement. What’ll happen when these nuts start coming in to retail stores and malls?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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5 Responses to “And Now They Want To Occupy Christmas”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    Teach, you and I have worked “Black Fridays” before. It is a stressful day for shoppers and store employees because of the volume of business.

    Now these clowns want to increase the stress. Instead of trying to do something to help people or make them happy, they will add more work for people – people that are actually working and paying bills.

    They will cause people to stay longer when the store closes to put away the stuff they have left at registers and carts that are all over the place.

    And they want to return to the spirit of Christmas?

    How about raising money for those less fortunate? How about helping people load their cars? How about giving away some drinks to people?

    No, their actions are not designed to help or raise awareness but to anger people.

    Someone is going to get hurt in the game they are playing.

  2. david7134 says:

    The OWS is one of the best things to come along in some time. We should encourage these nuts. The more they act up, the worse old Obama looks.

  3. Oh, hell yes, GT. Worked many a Black Friday, though, with wireless retail, we mostly sat there and did nothing, but still had the stress of coming to a mall many times early to sit there. Then having the boss call to push sales all day. Despite having special prices which were unadvertised. People on the back end were frigging morons with no clue as to how retail works. Every year it was “hey, we have some great Black Friday deals, y’all are going to rock.”

    “Are they going to be advertised beforehand?”

    “No.”

    “DERP” (and unverbalized “f you’s)

    I hope that too, David. I’m really hoping they are still around and in Charlotte at the DNC

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  5. Trouble Mker says:

    I believe you are right on so many levels. There is a problem. The solution of in person protest will cause many people to take note. But will it make a change? We propose a different solution, one I believe will help without making a pest of ourselves. We propose the idea of changing consumer thinking about Christmas by encouraging a return ideas like spending time with your family and friends, shopping at Church Christmas and Dickens inspired festivals, by shopping local, and by showing your support for neighbors.

    Please consider visiting http://OccupyChristmas.org for another attempt at causing change.

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