Last Night (November 24 2014) the Grand Jury announcement was made; the choice was not too indict Darren Wilson. What followed was the result of absolute wrath and fury against a system which allows Police Brutality to continue unimpeded. We can no longer stand in the shadows of a system where the checks and balances have eroded. Were Black Lives do not matter, where people of color, and the homeless and the weak or preyed upon by the Police. Police power has gone unchecked for far too long; Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Vonderrit Myers, Tamir Rice and Cameron Tillman are merely recent examples of policing gone wrong.
Our outcries have gone unheard; our issues are dismissed by governing bodies, local, state and federal. The only voice we have is attached to our financial means. We must see by now the absolute necessity of a BOYCOTT. We must extract our funds from this system which gages our value based on the amount of money we spend satiating our consumer habits. I have said it once and I will say it again; we must rethink or retrain ourselves to spend and consume wisely, we must be the change we desire to impose upon our government and we need to start with the most lucrative season of the year, which begins on Black-Friday. What does this mean, it means, those of us who look forward to this season for large purchases and gift giving should rethink the long term goals for justice and change, over consumer consumption.
We here, who understand the gravity of these injustices visited upon us (our society) at the hands of those who police us, must join together in this movement for change. Collectively withdrawing our money from this system during this holiday season will be us making our voices heard. I ask that we merely purchase those things absolutely necessary to sustain. I understand many are concerned about holiday gifts, please know the best gift you can give is yourself. Let’s create a more just society and BOYCOTT FOR CHANGE.