My Thoughts on Memorial Day Sales
Why are we okay with Memorial Day sales?
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Is anything still worthy of our respect?
Is everything about ways to maximize profits?
I wonder, does anyone understand the REAL meaning of “Memorial Day?”
I find Memorial Day sales repulsive. Memorial Day should be the occasion to remember and honor the dead. It’s our nation’s annual tribute to the armies and navies of men (and women) who gave the ultimate sacrifice — their lives. These were REAL HEROES. Memorial Day is NOT a time to pimp discounts on used cars and mattresses.
I’m posting these thoughts a few days early so over this coming “holiday weekend” you might pay closer attention to exactly *who* is disrespecting our nation and using dead heroes as marketing props. Don’t blame us liberals or the Left this time. No, it’s CAPITALISTS. It’s CORPORATIONS. It greedy profiteers who use every occasion no matter how sacred to pump the portfolios of shareholders. It’s businesses — big and small. This is *their* shit show. Not ours.
Next Monday, most of us will do other things, like winding down our mini-vacations, hosting outdoor barbecues, drinking beer, and watching ballgames. Hopefully, we will also take a few minutes to remember that the day is actually meant to remember the brave who made all of this possible.
Using “Memorial Day,” a solemn remembrance of the dead as a marketing gimmick should ignite a national outcry. People should be outraged. But for whatever reason, they’re not. You won’t find a single story on this on any conservative websites, which are obsessed with tossing phony gas bombs and igniting culture wars. Meanwhile, the real disrespect comes from insatiable 24/7/365 greed. We’re so punch drunk and silly stupid on capitalism and corporate profits, that we’ve lost all sense of perspective. Now, we even dishonor the dead.
Capitalists, have you no shame?
Note 1 : A Google search using “2023 Memorial Day sale” netted 407,000,000 hits.
Note 2: Maybe some company can use this image to make a few extra sales and boost profits: