So I played my part in the #Occupy Lowe’s Facebook page, I made jokes (saved screenshots don’t worry)– really in most cases it was like picking fruit that had fallen down from the crazy tree, it was so easy. I learned a lot, made new friends but most importantly I learned to watch out for people that don’t use photos for their actual profile– it’s a pretty good sign that they’ve got their trailer covered floor to ceiling in WalMart brand aluminum foil.
I’ve got a promise that I can use some of pictures that he’s talking about, provided that he doesn’t relaunch his website soon. I had to work, otherwise we would have probably been competing who could one up the other one, on this historic event. In the end Lowe’s took down their wall because the amount of negative comments was just too great—the pro-lowes people (tea party for the most part) was deleting comments along side Lowe’s deleting posts, to make it look like most people were for Lowes (which wasn’t the case from the few times I checked in, not to mention that Florian has a 2000 page printout which shows how one sided the whole thing mostly was). Of course in the end, Home Depot isn’t a much better choice—since they actively donated to the Bush Campaign and other republican causes. Essentially overall, it was a few bible thumpers who used Christianity as an excuse for why they can hate anyone that’s different than them, but doesn’t allow for anyone to comment against them.
One idea, that was used over and over again, was to go into Lowes and fill up a shopping cart with as many items as possible—then when you get to the cashier, say " I changed my mind, I’ll support a store that doesn’t side with right-wing nutjobs” and leave the cart. Protest people, it’s an invigorating thing.