In the spirit of Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, the rug needs to be pulled out from under our corporate controlled federal government and the corporate welfare queens on Wall Street.
The Zen Manifesto of Non-Action
If indeed the engine of the American economy is consumerism, the American People have the ability to bring Wall Street and the federal government to their knees, by the action of non-action.
If the American People in the tens of millions boycotted and decided to not pay income taxes and if the American People in the tens of millions decided to not "buy into" the mass hypnosis of throw-away consumer culture, the American People could begin to set the agenda of a New Economy and ultimately shut down the corporate welfare casino systems known as Wall Street and our bankrupt federal government. In addition to the "power of authentic stories" the American People ultimately control the U.S. national economy and federal government by their agreeability and willingness (or non-agreeability and non-willingness) to pay income taxes and participate in corporate-controlled consumerism.
This has nothing to do with being a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative - the agenda of the financial, political and media elites is based on their continual conquering of the American People by division. This has everything to do with the American People taking our country back from the corporate globalists whose loyalty is to profit at the expense of everything else.