Welcome to The Consumer Party Home page! Why in the world do we need a *Consumer* Party?
Aren’t you tired of waiting every four years to have your voice heard only to find that you have no voice at all? I know, I am.
Aren’t you tired of corporations turning the beautiful planet upon which we solely depend into a giant, toxic dumping ground just to ensure a wider profit margin? Yeah, me too!
Well, guess what, there is something we can do about it!
The choices we make as consumers have a profound effect on the quarterly profits of a corporation. Even a 2% shift can send a group of profit-obsessed shareholders scrambling for “experts” (Ponzi-scheme con men) to find ready-made “fixes” to restore their quickly-dwindling profit margins. Or, even better, it can set off a panic-driven “selling” frenzy.
Now, THAT is political power!!
And isn’t that SOOOOO much better than sitting around waiting for the fulfillment of casually, tossed-off campaign promises, espoused by corporate-funded candidates, whose only job is to serve the billionaire-interests of those who put them there in the first place?
After all, what is the mandate of a corporate-funded politician? To deregulate domestic and foreign markets, to crush labor and to look the other way when it comes to public safety, quality control and the wholesale devastation of the planet.
Profit Comes From Somewhere! It comes from exploitation: from downward economic pressure on the working class and the systematic enslavement of underdeveloped nations.
It’s a Zero Sum game, folks. And it’s fixed! Crunching Numbers always directly translates to Crushing People. It’s the Dirty Little Secret of Capitalism.
But the good news is, there’s a flaw in their system. A single point of vulnerability…kind of like the Death Star in “Star Wars”.
You see, their wealth depends on customers. Without our Consumer Dollars a corporation will fail. Why do you think they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising every year? It is a gamble that CEOs and stockholders make every day for the chance of making billions in profit as a return on their “investment”.
What if we turned the tables on the rich? What if we throw them back into the Shark Tank?
What if we *all* stop buying a product en masse? A product that is oppressing workers or endangering our eco-system…then turn around and start supporting a product that incorporates new technologies that not only protect the planet, but nourish and replenish her sadly ravaged resources?
Governments may refuse to prosecute fraud-committing, Ponzi-scheme promoting, white-collar financial criminals…but we can still, as consumers, exact some sort of social justice by organizing Direct Impact actions on global markets.
Organized Consumerism…is the New Politics.