The morning newsies are bleating that this is the last shopping Saturday before Christmas. Yes people, go out and buy stuff that is discounted from it’s “regular price” Even though that price is marked up 200 or more % Don’t you feel sorry for all the people that live in areas that have horrid weather? They have a perfect excuse to NOT buy love and friendship. Though this time of year has been a time of celebrations and visiting, when did it become a time to buy stuff? I cant thing of one religion or culture where this time of year was used for massive consumption of goods. It reminds me of the potlatches of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Oh wait!! One of the main purposes of the potlatch was….the redistribution of wealth! Maybe that’s why the US and Canadian banned them and viciously suppressed them? Can’t have those socialist ideas and memes to get loose. Though if you consider, the Christmas season is still a redistribution of wealth. Ok, ok I wont go into a rant about the elites.
Oh, I read a comment on another site from a reality challenged, historically ignorant person that “the New Deal made the Great Depression worse” I often ask such people, well if you believe that have you refused any of the few benefits we still have left from the New Deal? And if you are anti union, have you given up all the things unions have gotten for all of us? Bet you haven’t. Meh
Have you noticed the mess the weather has made in Europe? My Aunt Sophie has been wanting the family, as many as can make it to come to Prague for the holidays. CZ, being a very civilized nation celebrates Christmas for 3 days. Though it’s the coldest, meanest winter in 500 years, a lot of us aren’t going to make the trip. I did suggest a cyber party…all of us have some kind of connection, so… 37 kitchens cooking and baking, and cyber partying. Some of that live close are getting together at the most connected place. Hybrid real and cyber. OMG! Are we becoming androids in the global villages? I’m’ reminded of the phrase “ I love my computer, most of my friends and family live in there”