culture of consumption

Yesterday I utterly gorged myself, in that fine American tradition of sloth, gluttony, and retiring to the couch to watch TV (though I don’t actually have a TV, and I had to go to work afterwards). Very interesting what we hold dear, and how we as a culture choose to “give thanks.”

And today, 1% of America was in Wal-Mart between 5 and 6am EST. 2 freakin million people went shopping at Wal Mart, looking for holiday giftage. Another holiday that is celebrated by increasing one’s consumption.

I think I could easily turn these observations into yet another rant. But for now I’ll just keep them as observations.

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