Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Get-Up-And-Go Spirit

The San Francisco Chronicle's front-page story yesterday had a large bold headline of the sort used to announce a war victory, for an article about insane shoppers knocking themselves out on "Black Friday." Here are the opening lines:
The get-up-and-go spirit that helped America settle the West, win two world wars and put a man on the moon isn't dead. It's just gone to the mall.
It took four Chronicle staff writers to pen this drivel.

There was little about Buy Nothing Day in most of the media and not a word about the Elf Strike. (Apparently, elf-oppressors control the MSM.)

3 Comments:

At 11:42 PM, November 26, 2007, Blogger Tall said...

I was driving this Thanksgiving holiday, and found myself on the road the Friday and Saturday after T-giving. I was disgusted by the tons (literally) of cars choking the parking lots of the malls. I drove by many motel signs advertising ‘shopping day’ specials. So now it’s official: the day after Thanksgiving we are ORDERED to go out and spend hours crammed into loud spaces next to thousands of mindless other people who are numbly spending thousands of dollars they don’t have to buy thousands of pounds of crap to give to people they don’t ordinarily think about any other time of the year. I see your site and this movement as an incredibly fresh breath of air. In an age when the answer to a terrorist attack is, ‘Go forth and shop’ it is good to hear that no, we really don’t have to.

And guess what: when all the noise and fluster of the holiday season dies down, when every present is unwrapped and forgotten, the creeping emptiness will still be there. Oh, but don’t worry. The Christmas season begins earlier each year. We don’t need to ever really worry about that yawning, empty chasm inside where our souls used to be. Our media will always be there to tell us what next to buy.

For this is what the Holy American Lifestyle is all about: spending, worrying, spending to quell the worrying: the soothing, nauseating rhythm of Shopping.

This is what we are fighting for: our right to buy any number of things we don’t need. If we ever stop buying crap we don’t need, why, the terrorists have won.

ELB
Seattle

 
At 4:21 AM, November 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why celebrate Christmas? Jesus didn't. Jesus wasn't even born in December. The Bible does tell us that when he was born that shepards were in their fields. In Bethlehem in late December it is cold and rainy. Shepards would not expose their flocks of sheep to such harsh conditions.

 
At 1:12 PM, November 28, 2007, Anonymous Zyx W. Vut said...

It says at the bottom that Jym posted this... if so, where are the wingdings at the beginning of the paragraphs? Has the XmasResistance Blog been hacked? 8-o

Z.

P.S.: This is definitely me. Look at my postscript. %-}

 

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