And so it began this past “Black” Friday. The holiday where Americans bow at the feet of the true American god! A holiday baked in the oven of lies and deceit. Served on the plate of illusionary exceptionalism.
The time of year where we give into our lusts and participate in the orgy of Consumerism. Making it rain on the tits of Financial Over Extension. Giving no thought of the common STDs of APR (Annual Percentage Rate), VIR (Variable Interest Rate), or OLF (Over the Limit Fees).
We perpetuate the idea that Pilgrams invited Native Americans to share in their blessings and food. To extend a hand of cooperation and friendship. A moment to give “Thanks” for the blessings that had bestowed upon the “New” inhabitants of the land. When in fact if it wasn’t for the Native Americans, these “New” inhabitants would most likely would have perished.
But it is a holiday that was born in the craddle of blessings and bounty. At least that’s how it began.
And true, there are many that still hold true the values and simplicity of the holiday, but then there is this…
This episode is one of thousands that played out at a Walmart. An example of what fuels and drives many Americans. The festering materialistic boil which disgusts those who dislike the liberty which “Westernism” brings.
And what does these Western ideologies and freedom of consumerism bring to the table of humanity? A decaying turkey covered in the gravy of shameful self deceit, with a sides of marginalized poor, media demorialized minorities, and gender superiority complex.
We collectively dominate the humanity field of mental gymnastics, exhibiting inhuman feats of overindulgent psychological gluttony. Where for the remainder of the year we live in the fear of our shadows but we are encouraged to temporarily forget about growing poverty, unemployment, homelessness, trillions of dollars of debt, imperial wars that kills thousands of Americans and causes suffering for millions of innocents in foreign lands.
For a few weeks all is well and there is nothing behind the green curtain and that burning sensation you feel will pass, just take this pill of self-indulgence with a ”in the name of happiness” chaser.
It is because of this, that the season makes Folk sad. Sad because we ask such deep and socially conscience questions throughout the year but when our true soul is revealed we rebel in our own delusional self-promotion.
Besides, we are America, a model for the world to emulate. To follow. Plus America is #1! Right?!?
By the way, Happy Holidays… Eat up, your food is getting cold.