A brief thought on Ferguson: Walgreens didn’t cause the police state to come to cities around the country. And the stores holding “black Friday” sales didn’t either.
We find it odd that protesters are calling for corporate boycotts, telling people to not shop on Black Friday. While many corporations may be deserving of boycotts – for taking government handouts, lobbying for unconstitutional benefits and regulations, and having no respect for the 2nd amendment – they aren’t the cause of the problems that led to the current standoff.
Our country’s plight – and it is a serious one – was brought about by turning a blind eye to endless unconstitutional acts. These include the federal drug war, foreign policy, and the federal reserve.
These are the root of many of this country’s problems. They have ravaged poor communities and benefited the politically-connected.
And until people have the courage to deal with them. Things are only going to get worse. Much, much worse.
TAC isn’t going to spend much – if any – time on this current event moving forward. We will, however, be more aggressively supporting state legislation that throws roadblocks on these federal programs.
This includes efforts to nullify the drug war, end policing for federal cash handouts via asset forfeiture, and rejecting federal programs to militarize local police.