TRAFFIC JAMMING with the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir and the Not Buying It Band. Bring your own music, wear bright colors, wear Red. At least wear a Santa hat.
Traffic Jamming defined: That direct action in which citizens step into a roadway where cars and trucks are stopped, then preach and sing to the motorists while offering them information about global warming and how it's caused by buying and driving cars.
Every November, for 24 hours, we remember that no one was born to shop, we make a small choice to participate by not participating.
CONSUMERISM Some of my friends really like to shop the sales. The bigger, the better. Generally I can't relate to the people who cheerfully get in line to buy more plastic doodads just to be buying something. Masses blindly following advertising commands and hype as they empty their wallets and then will borrow more money to follow more advertising commands and hype as they....
So, why am I really shopping? Do I need to buy this item, or am I shopping because the television told me to go forth and consume mass quantities of doodads?
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.