ON the SIGNIFICANCE
Of BLACK FRIDAY
|Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)|
"Whatever is popular is wrong,"
~ Oscar Wilde.
I'll go a lot farther and say flat out, "VULGARITY IS VILE." Put in today's unfortunate vernacular that means COMMONNESS IS NOT COOL. ;-)
My instincts have always told me to avoid crowds, avoid confusion, and avoid confrontation as much as possible. I became aware early on that advertising was nothing but manipulation through a form of mass hypnosis, and so I became immune to its fake appeal. I won't even use the name again in commenting on the subject in the title of this article, because even that would be going along with the cultural pollution and degenerate, socially destructive policies we should regard as extremely distasteful.
In short if EVERYBODY'S DOIN' IT, SKIP IT.
A well-known, self-described atheist in the blogosphere quipped:
”Black Friday: The day after people give thanks for what they have and then go out and trample each other for things they don't have.”
I felt compelled to deny that assertion, because in Truth the Kingdom of God is within each one of us, regardless of his or her physical or economic circumstances, there is nothing we truly need that we do not have with us all the time.
We have only to recognize God's presence in order to benefit from His limitless store of Love and Wisdom. To deny His presence is to shut ourselves off from Him, and deny ourselves His protection.
Learning to understand who and what He is is the work of a lifetime.
We must shed our acquired sophistication, our beetle-shelled cynicism, and above all our Vanity, Conceit and Self-Centeredness in order to render ourselves as open –– and as credulous –– as a little child, if we are to receive the ever present Gift of Divine Love. That requires daily battle with the monstrous force of egoism –– a battle few-if-any ever win completely.
May God forever bless you, and keep you, and open your heart to His great glory.