With retailers hurting and the U.S. president trying to encourage Americans to spend money to restore consumer confidence, what I’m about to say may seem like treason. But here goes: Please boycott Valentine’s Day and all that is associated with this horrendous “holiday.” For several years I have ripped into Valentine’s Day. Not because I’m against love and relationships, but mainly because the holiday is such a farce.
First of all, Valentine’s Day is not built around a religious event like Christmas or Easter; nor does it have any special meaning to the nation such as Memorial Day or Veterans Day. It is nothing more than a commercial holiday created by rabid retailers who needed a major shopping day between Christmas and Easter in order to give people a reason to spend money.
Seriously, if I see one more commercial “Pajama Grams” or Vermont Teddy Bears I’m going to castrate my self and take a lifetime vow of celibacy. Valentine’s Day is just another symptom of the disease that has our economy in the Intensive Care Unit. We need to take the hard medicine and piss it out like a heart shaped kidney stone and get on with it. Hats off to Roland Martin for being a true playa.
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