For a week we have been basking or being spammed with the week "black friday" ... day of "supposedly" exceptional business ... Even the television news talk about it, which reflects a level of information me.r.diatiques(1) very high!
Certainly not! It's a disguised pay day that will force people to equip themselves, again, with consumer goods that they do not necessarily need ...
But the adage that made capitalism successful is well known to industrialists. We have been psychologically formatted to make us believe that the more we consume and buy the more we can be happy ... what a scam!
Black Friday: be happy, consume! Be Happy, Buy it!(2)
Its origin dates from the 60 years and is related to Thanksgiving, an unknown custom outside the USA and Canada (except except via American culture ...). So logically no reason to practice it in France...
Towards the vampirisation of European customs?
Are we witnessing a gradual erasure of our traditional European customs to satisfy US hegemony and especially consumerism?
Indeed; with this "invention" landed from across the Atlantic to boost consumption (should we say consomlation???) and so a little GDP, our traditional festivals tend to fall into oblivion!
Halloween has already erased Christian All Saints for some years now ... Stores have jumped on the Halloween wave in the 2004-2005 years
It would be enough to make a small survey with our dear children:
a) Do you know (or what do you do) to All Saints?
b) Do you know (or what do you do) Halloween?
Well it is true that Halloween is still funnier than the Christian-European version of All Saints' Day when everyone pulls their mouths thinking about the dead ... so there is a good point for the American culture!
That was our Friday joke ...
Nevertheless, it remains a positive point: Black Friday is aptly named!
(1) Inclusive writing can be used for other purposes than sexual equality ...
(2) Be happy, buy it!