|Can you resist?|
In case anyone noticed, today was 'buy nothing' day. Leftists urged people
to buy nothing for the entire day, but Christmas consumerism seemed to be in
Buy nothing day? Does that mean that it's OK to sell but not to
buy? No? So presumably all of the supporters of that day prevented
their employers from buying their labor? OK, so it was an ordinary old
strike (an earn nothing day), where people don't
work, and don't get paid (sounds straight forward), but as a result the
spending they would have done with the money they would have have earned had they
worked, doesn't get spent (because they don't have it).
So why is a buy nothing day any different from a earn
nothing or a sell nothing day? Perhaps they think that by
selling something that day (their labor), but not buying anything, they will
be able to become wealthy, and join the filthy rich capitalists they despise so
Confused? It's actually quite simple. If no-one can buy anything, then
no-one can sell anything (for every buyer there is a seller). Further
if someone sells product A and uses the money to buy product B, they are
effectively trading A for B with the market, so presumably these leftists are
opposed to trade.
So if one person grows wheat and another keeps cows they can't trade
milk for bread? Everyone has to be totally self sufficient? A subsidence
existence which predates even the stone-age?
Sounds like a good system for distributing poverty. And of course as
history shows, under Leftists systems there's enough poverty for everybody.