When everyone is being pushed to cancel Thanksgiving but buy presents early, you know something is up. Every year “Christmas” starts sooner now, or at least the corporate commercialized BUY! BUY! BUY! version.
But for those of us who like to take each season in their turn, and appreciate the ideology behind Thanksgiving (even if we fall short of it sometimes), there seems to be other forces working to rob Americans of their holiday. From pushing workers to start Black Friday on Thanksgiving afternoon, to socialist movements to blame our country, founders, and “white culture” for all the suffering in the world, the knowledge that everyone has something to be thankful for is being lost to victimhood, division, and corporate efforts to transform the human race into subservient infantalized morons.
As I state in this article, “Thanksgiving is a holiday that cannot easily be commercialized. Politicians can’t build bank accounts from it. Corporations cannot make it a candy holiday or a gift-giving occasion. And this is also why it is being overlooked and ignored.”
3 thoughts on “The Erasure of Thanksgiving”
My family had Christmas music on yesterday. They commented to me that they knew I didn’t like it this early but they wanted to do some Christmas (that part of the family will not be here Christmas). I understand that, but I did tell them my reason for not wanting Christmas before Thanksgiving was because I like Thanksgiving. (Granted – No one has made Thanksgiving music trendy!) Maybe there is a way to make a buck. But then it will hardly take the place of getting presents. Beside that, I think Christmas becomes “washed out” before the main event. 😀
Yeah, the famous ballet director George Ballanchine noted being confused by American’s obsession with shouting CHRISTMAS everywhere for weeks and weeks haha He said in Russia is was more of a quiet anticipation and then an explosion on the day of to really make it special. Maybe it’s just how we are. IDK haha But hey, “Jingle Bells,” was actually written to be a Thanksgiving song, so…