Thursday, November 23, 2006
XMA$: The Meme of Materialism
Back in September a few stores had Xma$ crap on display. Then more stores joined in a week before Halloween. Pushing that Holiday $pirit.
Tomorrow is Black Friday, so-called because most stores make so much money that it puts them in the black for the year. Actually it’s a black day because human lemmings, all suffering from commercially induced mental illness, throng to the malls like greedy rats.
The doors open early; shoppers race in, trampling the less quick underfoot. They fight over that Perfect Toy that Johnny or Jane needs or the kid will feel completely unloved. Mind-controlled consumers who put into practice the themes of the season: Peace On Earth; Good Will Towards Others.
And as shoppers spend beyond their means, they become poorer while the rich just rake in more loot.
It’s OK not to like Xma$. In fact, it’s a sign of sanity to hate it.
Don’t be a lemming. Or a rat.
Posted by Ray Palm (Ray X) at 10:02 AM