posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 12:18 PM
A rather predictable rant, again. Naturally, those who "don't like" Black Friday will not participate. It's easy to just stay home, is it not?
There's nothing compelling you to participate, is there? Don't go; problem solved.
So that begs the question: Why are you ranting? You must not want OTHER people to participate, the people who chose to participate. You can blame
retailers for hyping it up, of course. How dare they offer items for sale? Or you can blame "the sheeple" for responding to those nefarious ads
announcing the sales. Lord knows they probably have a subliminal message causing shoppers to become hypnotized and offer their credit cards up for
scalping. It's a conspiracy, don't you know!
Of course, there's the "I'm so compassionate!" angle. Those poor employees being forced to work. How dare they be compelled to work on a holiday.
How dare they be forced to work nights and weekends, too! In retail, no less. Don't these poor people deserve a 9-5 job? It's capitalism gone awry,
I say. (Hint: I suspect they are grateful for the work!) Don't you just love it when other people are so compassionate that they want to protect you
from yourself? Sometimes they are SO compassionate about what they believe that they'll pass laws to make sure you are protected from yourself. I
mean, you might find yourself in an unruly crowd and you might get trampled to death, therefore it's all Wal-Mart's fault and there ought to be a
law against it.
Of course, you really ought to spread your compassion around. What about all those football players, many of them teenagers on high school teams who
are ripped from the bosom of their families and compelled to play a Turkey Day game--getting wet in the rain in the process, coming home soaked and
smelly? And all those spectators, too! There ought to be a law against that, too. After all, somebody (you know it is inevitable) is going to break an
arm in that football game. We've got to find someone who is liable and sue them.
After tackling evil Black Friday you'll have to tackle Christmas in general, a pagan holiday co-opted by merchants. No mangers in the schools. It
might offend someone. You have to say "Happy Holidays." NEVER say "Merry Christmas." It might offend someone and ought to be illegal. After
that--Valentine's Day. It discriminates against people who have no "partner" (careful here; we don't want to offend some transgendered person who
is "in transition" and doeesn't know what sex he/she is at the moment.)
Then we take on Mother's Day! It's just a retail invention that benefits Hallmark, Inc. (Psst: Corporate monopolistic giant) and Flowers-to-go
(Psst: Corporate giant wannabe).
You can just let people enjoy the FREEDOM to do what they want to do without you interfering with THEIR lives.
What a concept!
FREEDOM to pursue happiness without the interference of dimwits who just hate it when you're enjoying yourself.