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If You Weren't Going to Buy it, Can You Boycot It?I wrote an Anti-Black March stupidity journal back in January (http://fav.me/d4nuejl). I've been thinking about why it bothers me so much. I originally thought my problem was that a Black March needed something to boycott (which it still does) and that since the boycott was just a generic "don't buy anything fun or interesting regarding entertainment," that the scope was too broad and it wouldn't work. People need someone or something to focus on. That's why political movements attempt to demonize someone or a group. You have to have someone/thing to hate. The 'just don't buy anything' plan isn't going to work because what exactly aren't we supposed to buy? Books, movies, games, comic books, cars, luxury food, watch TV, what? You have to have a plan. This is why most Internet boycotts fail. They don't have a plan or motivation other than 'they're being mean,' or 'that's
pray into my collarbone
let your snake tongue slither
with the syllables.
i wish for soft-chested nights,
and the trickle of champagne down crystal glass.
poppy-lips, lull me to sleep,
nurse my coiling tongue with yours;
tap my scalp like a silent drum,
and wind my hair in between your fingers
like broken guitar strings.
(serenade me with the buzz of pollen in your kiss.)
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