Bleak Thursday

To paraphrase a smart person I talked to recently about Not One Damn Dime: first, people will just buy the stuff they need the day before or the day after, and second, even if you got every pissed-off left-of-center American—or not even left, just pissed—to go along with it, wouldn’t the only real noticeable effects be on impulse retail purchases in communities where pissed lefties are concentrated—i.e., Ozzie’s on 7th Ave. in Park Slope will sell fewer cups of coffee today? The small cabal of evil old dudes who wield massive economic and political power do not care about coffee cups in Park Slope. That will not make them shudder. A sustained, long-term boycott of companies that make substantial donations to Republicans and right-wing causes, though?—that might have hope.