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Reply #97: That's the hypocrisy of what's become of the 'Holiday Season' in the U.S. [View All]

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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 10:00 AM
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97. That's the hypocrisy of what's become of the 'Holiday Season' in the U.S.
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a holiday in which you reunite with family to give thanks for what you have. Thanks to the commercialism and materialism that's evolved in the U.S., Thanksgiving is now the day before you act like a bunch of assholes and shop for stuff that you think you'll save a couple of bucks on. It's the day you sacrifice so that you can sit out in front of the store and freeze just so you have that chance to get that item that the store has intentionally understocked.

Now, Christmas is no longer the day we observe the birth of the person that Christians worship (how ironic, given that we're supposed to be so much more moral and religious today). Christmas has devolved into the period of time that retailers watch closely to see if this year was profitable or not. The news gerbils keep reminding us that there are only XXXX number of SHOPPING days before Christmas.

Stuff like the Wal Mart employee's death and other similar incidents just illustrates how stupid too many people in this country have become.
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