Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Not One Dame Dime (of Common Sense) Day

Every so often, slacktivists revive the pea-brained idea that if everyone boycotted buying gasoline on a particular day, it would 'send a message' to the evil oil companies. This has been around for at least 7 years, when I first blogged about it, with no discernible effect on anything. Maybe the reason such actions have never changed anything is because they are a self-indulgent, self-delusional, feel-good substitute for actual changing your behavior or lifestyle in some meaningful way. It allows people to say they are doing 'something' when they really aren't.

Apparently, another moronic attempt is being launched next month. Read my 2005 blog entry as to why it was never going to achieve anything.

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