I had one of those 'wasn't that idea submitted to the Global Ideas Bank a while back' moments this weekend, when I heard about the immigrant strike in the US. And, despite my ailing memory and greying grey cells, I knew it rang a bell for a reason. See the idea here:
What's interesting now is to read some comments left on the original idea:
Electric Fish: Subject: Immigrant strike
So, because immigrants are disliked by some people, you recommend a strike which will make them even more disliked. I would find it difficult to think of an idea which would be less productive! Try fewer anti-social activities!
Ambhagat: Subject: Response to electricfish
It's not an entirely serious suggestion, e-fish - nor do I think it is feasible. However, spreading the idea of an immigrant strike is a better way to raise the issue than actually doing it.
Siaffa: Subject: Response to electricfish
What do you mean by 'try fewer anti-social activities'. Do immigrants hold a monopoly on anti-social behaviour?
There's a whole load encapsulated in that: traditional anti-immigrant views countered by a robust response; the idea author saying the idea isn't 'serious' or 'feasible' (perhaps this accounts for their excited addition of the link this morning!); whether raising an issue through an idea is better than doing it...and so on....