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I grew up in the GREAT DEPRESSION AND WWII–during which all Americans sacrificed something. Our sacrifices were relatively small compared to the sufferings in the rest of the world. Yet for some, the sacrifices were tragic!

I have seen good and not so good leadership, but have been thankful ever since I can remember for living in a true representative democracy.

But that has changed. We, the people, have been fed a huge and potentially lethal dose of KOOL-AID. At this moment our freedoms are being removed–specifically the Freedom of Speech. Soon, unless we act quickly, we will lose the Freedom to Worship.

During this time I know that–as Americans did in the 1930s and 40s–I must also “sacrifice” although mine will be by comparison miniscule!

What can I as an 87 year old citizen do? One thing. I have cancelled my pending Amazon orders, and will not order again from AMAZON until its recent ban on Free Speech has been rescinded.

AMAZON has cancelled the only remaining huge online platform for sharing pro-representative democracy and freedom of speech, PARLER. So my online shopping will be from sources other than THE BIG SMILE.

What will this mean for AMAZON, the largest “general store” in the history of the human race? Not even a dent, if I am the only one. But if several thousand, or much better a few million, were likewise motivated a statement would be made.

Every month for the last 7 years, Amazon has been my main shopping venue aside from the local supermarket. That covers gift shopping–massive in a family with 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and currently 20 great-grandchildren. Plus clothing (I am the proverbial “Clothes Horse), household essentials and decorating extras, some of my office supplies, all household cleaning products, laundering/dish washing and paper goods, electronic items, small appliances, carpets, lamps and ceiling lights, printer ink, cat food and litter, many food items, etc. Multiplied by a few more zeros, Jeff Bezos would take notice!

Actually, I have never used any social media. I am protesting the canceling of the one large conservative expression venue after thousands were thrown off Twitter and Facebook because I am a loyal American, and this Totalitarian Takeover is beyond horrible. It must be stopped!

I am not a political activist. I am not an extremist. I am a born again Christian. Decades ago, I WAS an activist, spending considerable time and energy in peaceful promotion of Civil Rights. When Martin Luther King was assassinated, I joined a massive Memorial March through the heart of Milwaukee.

I am thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in those activities, and I would do likewise today, if I could. But I would NOT be involved in the egregious demonstrations that rocked several American cities in the summer of 2020–the killing, burning, looting, and destruction of lives and livelihoods that took place affecting mainly my black fellow citizens.

Black Lives matter to ME! BUT quite categorically, BLACK LIVES DO NOT MATTER TO THE ORGANIZATION CALLED BLACK LIVES MATTER!

And I would NOT be involved in the horrendous scenario recently enacted at our nation’s capitol. Nor would the huge majority–the many millions of voters who supported our President Donald Trump because for four years he did an excellent job of making the USA a safer, more prosperous, and more equitable place to live!

The peaceful protest of “Goodbye Amazon” times 1 sounds almost ridiculous. But times a few million? It is certainly worth a try! SOS AMERICA!

Margaret L. Been — January 13, 2021

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