Tuesday July 7 has been designated as #BlackoutDay2020, a campaign in which oppressed black people and their melanin challenged progressive supporters are called to boycott all businesses as a show of solidarity for the racial justice movement.
The movement’s founder, a Texas hip-hop artist no one has heard of named Calvin Martyr, posted a YouTube Video about holding a blackout day that sparked the movement in May. Martyr claimed that black people account for $1.2 trillion in annual spending, so withholding spending for a day will help “break free from the chains of financial servility.” (looks like someone’s been reading a dictionary) Instead of boycotting buses, the campaign aims to boycott business, holding a day where “not one black person in American spends a dollar.”
Oh…….but participants are allowed to spend money at black-owned businesses, though.
The movement’s website states: “we will organize days, weeks, months, and years if necessary” until “the system is broken and we have risen to power as a people.”
The movement, headed by the Blackout Coalition, revealed exactly what they are fighting for: “Our ASK is that we stop being shot down in the streets. Our ASK is the cancerous ideology that this country was founded upon be rooted out.” No specific legislation or policies were cited. Typical “It’s not my fault I fail”.
Personally I don’t have a problem with this. It means I can go to the grocery store and not have to listen to some 300 pound Shah-Na-Na yell at her kids, or have to navigate around two overweight divas smelling of a hot Louisiana summer, doing the loud black girl act and blocking the aisles with motorized shopping carts while they visit and the kids bust open a bag Doritos off the shelf.
I’m really looking for a downside to all this. I don’t see one.
[DMF Center for the Study of Proglodyte Regressive Policy]