I know this is probably a thread that is started every year around this time... but I honestly can not believe that every years gets worse and worse as department stores cater the the hunger and greed of american consumerism... thanks to black friday shoppers who lose their minds and pay for shit they don't need in bulk quantities, my cousins wont be spending thanksgiving with my family because of their desperation to keep their jobs and their economic standing, by being forced to work from 6PM ON THANKSGIVING DAY until 6AM on Friday!!! I mean I liked black friday when it was at 5Am and onward on friday morning, but this is just ridiculous... has it gotten so bad that people in this country resort to camping out the day of thanksgiving just to spend their bullshit money that they more than likely dont have, to buy loads of shit they undoubtebly DONT need... Don't get me wrong, i take advantage of black friday to buy clothes, but to sink to a level so low that you as a shopper are causing employees time with their families... i mean jesus christ do people have NO shame anymore???
Hell, even south park resorted to making a Game of Thrones like trilogy of episodes in commemoration to the greed that takes place on Thanksgiving/Black Friday... I'm not religious in the slightest, and I'm also not one of those "oh its a day to give thanks to those pilgrims" im well aware of what a bullshit holiday thanksgiving is... but the fact remains that regardless of what it stands for, people still use it as a chance to spend time with the family that they would otherwise avoid the rest of the year because of work or other busy schedule situations. Mind you, i know that not everyone likes the holidays.... but i have friends and family members who heartily enjoy thanksgiving and are not able to spend time because this country has made keeping a job a necessity to the point where they have to sacrifice family time for something that IS ALREADY A PAID F**** HOLIDAY!!!! I have NEVER found ANY necessity for camping out on thanksgiving day... and lo and behold, i always get what I want to get JUST FINE at 5-7AM on friday... its ridiculous... its like people don't use their heads when they shop on black friday! Why is it that i can calmly shop like a decent human being and still find whatever it is im looking for and these people act like they have to be the first 20 people in the store to get discounts... not to mention that cyber monday has better deals ANYWAY. The sheer greed accompanied by utter stupidity is what truly makes me sad to call myself American... this is what our country has become... Ignorance and Greed on a disgusting level and displayed as public normality.
I mean, i know this is more of a rant, but surely there can be SOMETHING done about the sad behavior of this country's consumerism... Why cant we just leave it the way it use to be... its like the american dream is to make you think that "family matters more than anything"... but its all bullshit... this country comes closer and closer to being nothing but consumerism every single year... I'm sorry if this went a bit south but I am just so f*cking outraged by the ridiculousness of people who are in desperate need to buy shit that will do them no good... and they do this EVERY YEAR EARLIER AND EARLIER... yet all these people oppose necessary important bills passed by government. "why should i have to pay for insurance?!?! Thats injust!"... NO mother F*cker, what's injust is your hunger for BS that is making my family members work on a holiday to keep the jobs they have no choice but working in...
I can't be the only one who is pissed off about this... Is there no hope?
Edit: sorry for all the cursing, i get a little out of hand sometimes, i tried censoring as best as I could.