Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Hapless Victims of Christmas

Forty million turkeys. Children forced at lenspoint into photographic slavery and exploitation. Trees, tall and beautiful, pulped and bleached for discardable wrappers. And these are only the most obvious victims.

The common, circular argument is that this is all somehow good for us because it boosts the economy. But that's dumb. It's like saying that wearing out my knee joints for the sake of my heart is a good deal. Well, perhaps. But there are better alternatives.

I mourn amidst the commerce. Yes, I'm silly that way.

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