[music video] “Target Ain’t People”: The Most Amazingly Creative Protest

…that I’ve ever seen, anyway.

[Update and DISCLAIMER] I put this up merely because it’s fun, not because I support Move On.

I’m more into boycotting Wal-Mart, because they’re the RFID micro-chipping leader, and for other reasons; though, I can see some of the protestors’ points here. Especially, what’s up with the Supreme Court giving personhood rights to corporations, anyway? Corporations ain’t people!

I’m not a big fan of protesting on private property in general, but if someone is to do it, how could they have done any better, with the exception of one of the lyrics and the way she’s dressed? I almost didn’t put it up for those two reasons only. I’m not homophobic.

I am greatly impressed by their creativity, imagination and skillful execution of their plan. This was just flat out fun: strength in numbers, a really catchy tune, the tuba, brass harmonies, percussion, jazziness of the clarinet, umbrellas, using the table as a platform, multiple cameras filming not just the band but the customers’ reactions, often favorable.

They stood up for what they believed in, and then they marched out on cloud 9, having really put on a serious protest that also had this big sense of humor with gargantuan momentum!

I’ve played this about 10 times, and absolutely will again. It’s good to crank it up once in awhile.

Freedom!

Jeff : )

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FhMMmqzbD8]Target Ain’t People

other98 | August 15, 2010

http://targetboycott.org —-Learn more—Take Action—Sign the Petition—-

In January, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited $$ in our elections.

In July, Target gave $150,000 to the anti-gay, anti-worker candidate for Gov. of MN.

Last week, a quarter million people pledged to boycott Target

Yesterday . . .

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