This yr.'s local parade action consists of Stevie Wonder & a mess o' has-beens, never-weres & wanna-bes performing in a not-free musical event before the parade. (When did that start?)donations of useless fucking toys so the child-victims of capitalism can pretend they're human for one empty, shallow & symbolic day a yr.Then the Disabled American Veterans will whine about veterans disabled in defense of capitalism. The nerve. Are there no more poorhouses, debtors prisons or V.A. Hospitals for these malcontents?Canadian department store Eaton's held the first "Santa Claus parade" on 2 December 1905. Once Santa appeared at the end of the parade, the signal was that the holiday season - and thus, holiday shopping, had begun. Of course, consumers were encouraged to buy their presents at Eaton's.
US department stores such as Macy's took inspiration from the parade, and started sponsoring similar efforts across the country.
There's no excuse for any of this. The draft stopped in 1980 something. What did they expect, & why in fuck would anyone volunteer to "serve" a nation whose children don't all get toys at Xmas anyway? Or to defend a nation that forced them to "volunteer" to defend it by denying them real jobs.
Terrorism? TERRORISM? Fuck you. These United Snakes have been practicing economic & actual lynch-mob gov't. terrorism on their own citizens since the first slave was kidnapped to be brought here. Fuck you, I say. You want to defend this country, stand up against greed & murder at home.