Contrary to what the grievance industry professionals want you to believe, the majority of people in America don’t live life judging people by the color of that skin. They don’t use skin color as a determining factor for whether they will act with compassion or do something to make a difference in the lives of others.
Contrary to the judgmental, hate-based rhetoric spewed by people like Sharpton, Holder, and Obama, who accuse whites of being cowards who are afraid of and hate black people, there are many people in this world who will reach out to help a fellow American in need, regardless of color.
That is precisely what the St. Louis Tea Party did on August 21.
The pro-Constitution, pro-freedom Americans organized a BUYcott in Ferguson. There were no rallies. There were no speeches. There were no signs. There were no bumper stickers being handed it. This was simply neighbors from a nearby town getting together to help those whose businesses, many of them black owned businesses, had been ransacked, looted, and, for many, destroyed during the Ferguson riots.
They spread the word of the event, which took place on the 21st from 5 pm until 6:30 pm, on the Facebook page with the following description.
Dozens of Ferguson businesses have suffered damage. Not only do those businesses need healing, their customers need their services.We can help. BUYcott Ferguson.
Just as we helped Whole Foods by BUYcotting September 1, 2009, we can help small businesses in Ferguson by BUYcotting Thursday, August 21, 5 to 6:30 pm.
Here’s what you need to do.
Go to W. Florissant on Thursday between 5 and 6:30.
Bring a shopping list: groceries, beer, smokes, something for the kids, whatever
Look for businesses with boarded up windows and spray painted OPEN signs
Why You Should Do This
Because there’s not much else you and I can do right now. Yeah, protests feel good in the moment, but they don’t really change things.
On the other hand, every store you shop will be one step closer to recovery. Every store that recovers makes life easier for residents. Every life made easier gets you one step closer to heaven. And that’s the only reason we’re here.
Please watch HennessysView.com in the coming days for more details. Pray for this mission. It’ll work.
I’d like to see 20 people join this demonstration of faith, healing, and free markets. Everything over that is gravy.
After the BUYcott, there was an article posted on HennessysView.com about their experience. Bill Hennessy opened up with who they are and why the group chose to do what it did.
You can’t change the world in your living room.
That’s why a small band of (mostly) white people from (mostly) West County drove to Ferguson (and Dellwood) to shop tonight.
We targeted the small businesses that were hit hard by violence–violence committed (mostly) by out of town agitators, criminals, vandals, and hooligans.
We drove to Ferguson to make two statements with our actions: 1) Ferguson is OUR community, and 2) Ferguson is open for business.
By his estimation, more than 40 people showed up to help these businesses in their recovery by doing the one thing they need for people to do – being paying customers. They found in their time in the Ferguson community that the color of their skin didn’t matter. Their affiliation with the Tea Party movement wasn’t a concern. The business owners in Ferguson who saw their windows and dreams shattered by rioters welcomed their support with open arms.
The group did not do this BUYcott as a publicity stunt or a one-time feel good measure. They have bigger plans to do their part to help these businesses thrive. Their next BUYcott is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend and they are encouraging the state legislature to exempt Ferguson businesses from sales tax that weekend to encourage even more sales.
That is how you bring about hope and change.