[Ed. – Why is the Left so determined to disrupt meals in particular?]
Community activists and advocates in Raleigh and in Durham are urging their social-media followers to boycott the Fourth of July this year, telling people not to buy hot dogs, not to buy fireworks. No celebration, they say, until the nation lives up to its values.
“I hope it’s going to start a chain reaction,” said Durham minister and activist Paul Scott, repeating the call he’s been making on social media for weeks.
“People are asking, ‘what can I do as an individual to make things better?’ Well, one thing everybody can do is boycott July Fourth,” Scott said on his Instagram. It’s Scott’s response to what he sees as hatred and injustice towards minorities in the current political climate.
“We are experiencing a rise in racial hatred, we have children of immigrants being torn away from their parents,” he said. “In this era of ‘Trump terror,’ I don’t think many Americans have too much to celebrate this year.”
And so Scott wants to blow a hole in the Fourth. His way of fighting back is by hitting the nation’s purse strings.