First, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one my all time favorite movies. Second, and this will come as a shock to some people who don’t know me, I believe that aggressive capitalism is one of the two most dangerous forces in the country. (The other being Big Government).
I remember growing up in Miami in the sixties. Sundays most everything closed. It was even difficult to obtain gas for your car on Sunday. Stores were closed. Car dealers were closed. There weren’t that many fast food places and some of them were closed. Sunday was truly a day of rest. And football of course. Thanksgiving? Dang near the entire country closed. The purpose of the holiday was family, food and giving thanks to God.
I’m not one to look backward in time and proclaim “those were the good days”. Overall, life is substantially better today. But in this case, not so much.
If you are reading this and planning on shopping on Thanksgiving Day, maybe I can convince you to wait until tomorrow. Be with family, friends and if you have none volunteer or just go visit someone. This day is not about capitalism. At least, not supposed to be.
Some Blogging Guy