Futile protest idea of the month

Two new websites, BuyBlue.org and ChooseTheBlue.com managed to attract national attention in the closing weeks of 2004. The site owners classify national chains as either “red” or “blue” based on whether their employees – almost always top executives – give major financial support to either Republicans or Democrats, respectively.

Many such execs of course, give money to both parties, to insure they have “access” no matter who is elected. Let’s not forget the Dems are no better on the PATRIOT ACT and the war than the Republicans nor did Kerry voice even a peep of protest about the obviously slanted Ohio vote results.

We need a new political and economic system, and that won’t happen by making well-meaning but ultimately futile “protests”, but organizing mass movements.