If your Tik-Tok FYP has been flooded with creators saying maybe we should rethink the September 1st "General Strike" then we can dive right into this conversation. If not, allow me to catch you up.
Where the call for this strike originated at I do not know but it seems unorganized. On September 1st the expectation is to not pay rent, go to work, shop etc. The idea is to have a major effect on the economy and show people have had enough of the system. Striking is not a new concept this year alone we've seen writers, actors, and various unions strike in order to improve conditions.
During the Civil Rights Movement several strikes or boycotts took place in order to improve conditions and treatment of Black People. The Montgomery Bus Boycott started in December of 1955 and ended in December of 1956. During the boycott there were plans to support people since taking the bus was no longer an option. They had carpools, Black taxi drivers reduced their fairs significantly and some simply chose to walk.
The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike lasted from February to April 1968. It was cut short because of the assignation of Dr. Martin Luther King. This strike also had a plan to support the people who were not working but still needed food and shelter.
Both movements have a major theme in common the September 1st strike does not, a plan to support the strikers. There has to be an action and it must be led by the people but as Audrey Lorde once said "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house