I usually don't appriciate people posting ideas to be spread "to everybody" usually because the idea is insincere or coercive, or some damn form of advertizing.. But somehow I feel like spreading this one around. At least I'm sincere about it..
I was watching a news report that covered the expected economic impact of this terrible event. One thing they mentioned was that the impact of just one day of people not shopping, going to restaraunts, stores, etc., would be on the order of $15 billion.
I realized that part of the reason of striking at the WTC, besides the great number of people there, is that it's a blow to the financial and business heart of America and the West. They struck to injure not only so very many people, but the economics of our society.
I suddenly thought, "If everybody goes out and buys the groceries, toys, tools, sees a movie, goes out to eat, etc., that they would have not done in the days of mourning after this terrible tragedy, it would more than make up for the loss THAT THEY WANTED!
And it goes right along with denying them the rest of the victory they want -- all of us staying at home, shocked and afraid.
Well, we're not going to do that.
Don't allow yourself to feel powerless. Don't allow them to panic us into recession. Go out with some friends. Buy someone a gift. Take some friends out to dinner. Donate blood. Give some money to a charity. Get some extra stuff at the store to make a special dinner. Buy your kids those toys they've been wanting. Do something for somebody else.
Let's show the world that America, despite adversity and serious tests, goes on and lives life!
I'd like to see everyone spread this message and take it to heart. They're not going to get satisfaction from us.