K and I went for our Sunday brunch at Simply Biscotti on Preston Street earlier today. I looked at the decoration and suddenly realized I have not yet started my Christmas shopping !! As much as I am rebellious, I am not a hermit living off the grid. I feel obliged to conform to the tradition of giving gifts.
So, here is a question to the OWS crowd: Having invented Occupy Black Friday, will there be an Occupy Christmas? I hope not, because I sure want SMEs such as Simply Biscotti to stay in business !! As much as the OWS movement says they are targeting mega-corporations, I can't help but feel SMEs will be negatively affected too.
As Marco Rabinowitz once said: "..... nonproductivity in society over time eventually evolves into counterproductivity ....." So, while there are social-economic-environmental issues that need to be resolved, let's not stall the economy with an "Occupying Christmas" and kill the chance of an economic recovery.
* "Ghost of Christmas Future: Half of Americans Fear Not Being Able to Afford Holiday Shopping" By Marco Rabinowitz, Benzinga Staff Writer, November 30, 2011