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Saturday, 25 November 2017

25 November 2017. Another Grumpy Cat Meme… On Black Friday

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I was NOT in any store yesterday. Save for grocery shopping, I tend to avoid malls and stores during the holiday rush. It’s just too DEPRESSING. Am I the only person to note that most of the people that you see are harried and frazzled, not in any holiday mood at all? However, the nadir-point of it all is Black Friday… a day that I call “the Black Mass of American Consumerism”. Note well that those who organise and take part in this charade fancy themselves “superior” to the rest of mankind.

I seem to think that it indicates otherwise…

BMD

Friday, 25 November 2016

25 November 2016. From the Russian Web… Black Friday in Moscow

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There are DIFFERENT priorities in the Rodina…

BMD

Saturday, 28 November 2015

28 November 2015. Black Friday is the Black Mass of Me First Conservatism

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All “conservatives” are advocates of Me First Nihilism… the worst are the ones who cloak their greed and cupidity in religious vesture (I’m thinking of Rod Dreher and Sean Hannity, in particular). This is their True Focus of Worship… they adulate the Almighty Dollar and bow down before Victory-at-Any-Cost. This is why the Republican Party is evil to the bone… this is their true face. Greed isn’t pretty, is it? Do ponder it well… after all, the Love of Money (and of Material Goods), not abortion or homosexuality, is the root of all evil. The Bible says so…

BMD

Thursday, 28 November 2013

28 November 2013. Don’t Shop Today! The Workers Deserve a Day Off!

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In retail, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the only two holidays that workers traditionally receive. Now, many stores choose to open on Thanksgiving, which means that they’re taking away that break, denying retail workers a rare opportunity to spend a holiday with their families. Moreover, most of these workers are only being paid minimum wage for their trouble. A holiday shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich… all workers deserve time to spend with loved ones. That’s why I started a petition to retail CEOs, which says:

Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays that retail workers receive. By opening stores on Thanksgiving, stores rob thousands of men and women of the opportunity to spend time with their families. A holiday with family shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich; we believe that all workers deserve the chance to relax and give thanks with loved ones. We, as consumers, have the power to tell stores not to open on Thanksgiving by staying home. We hereby pledge not to shop on Thanksgiving Day, to show the retail industry that everyone deserves a holiday.

Click here to add your name to the above petition.

27 November 2013

Mike Lux

American Family Voices

 

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