I really never will.  My example for you all is something called "Everyone Boycott Facebook Day".  Apparently it happened either yesterday or the day before, I really don't care enough to figure out which.  This isn't the first time it's happened though; this is not an original idea.  There have been at least two or three prior occurrences of this "boycott".  I hesitate to even call it that, as it fails to meet one of the major requirements that all effective boycotts must meet, mainly that it doesn't last long enough to do any damage.

No one seems to understand this.  A boycott is only effective if it lasts over a long enough period of time to cause significant economic damage to the company(s) being boycotted.  Simple.  A one-day boycott (A) causes no real-world damage and (B) is a colossal waste of time.  Ooooooh, a handful of people didn't login to Facebook on one calendar day out of 365.  That'll show 'em.  Too bad for their "boycott", everyone who took the time to decide not to login on that one day will just login the next day.  Do you see?  NOTHING WAS ACCOMPLISHED.

It's like if everyone decided, "No one's going to Walmart today."  Okay, fine, no one went to Walmart today.  THEY'RE JUST GOING TO GO ON ANOTHER DAY.  The revenue that Walmart would lose on that one day would simply be made up in the following days when all the customers who didn't show up during the boycott walk sheepishly through their automatic, sliding, glass doors to buy things like, oh, I don't know, food, bottled water, clothing, sports equipment, electronics, the list.  Goes.  On.  They accomplished nothing, and generally just waste their own time.  But hey, it's your time.  Waste if you want.  I don't really care.

But these simple facts aren't the sickest part.  You know what really gets me?  How it was "organized".  With a quick search I managed to find dozens -- dozens -- of Facebook groups with a title containing the phrase "boycott facebook".
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Really?  Most of these groups only have a handful of members, but there was one on the first page of results with close to 2,000.  May I ask a burning question?
DISEMBODIED VOICE:  "Of course you may." 
Thank you.  *ahem*  Why?  Doesn't it kinda defeat the point of the boycott if your method of organization is dependent on the company that you're boycotting?  How do you enforce it?  How do you coordinate?  When your one-day boycott is over, do you come back on your Facebook group and talk about how cool it was to "stick it to the man"?  Cause, lemme tell ya somethin' brother:  You're not stickin' anything to the man.  In fact, the man is laughing.  Laughing at you, you simplistic retards.

Here's what I think; my final verdict on this mountain of dog shit:  Every One-Day Boycott fails before it even begins, as a boycott.  But, where it fails as a boycott, it succeeds at something completely different:  Drawing attention to the attention-whoring bone-heads who come up with these ideas in the first place.  So, pay no attention.  Offer no participation.  Give none of your time to these doom efforts.
But, join the Revolution today, and you'll receive a set of free steak knifes!  And it doesn't stop there.  Sign up with your local recruiter today, and you'll also receive a complimentary copy of "The New Anarchist Cook-Book:  Recipes for the Modern Revolutionary".
DISEMBODIED VOICE:  "No, you won't.  Stop talking.  We can't afford to be giving those out for free."
Really?  Oh, well, never mind.  Have a nice, pointless-boycott-free day.

- CAPT Blood