I have got to say that I like Martin Luther King Day. Why? It’s because this is still somewhat a solemn where people can reflect on history and prejudices. Yeah, yeah, let’s all sing Kumbaiya…I can hear you out there. But MLK day still hasn’t been ruined commercially like all the other holidays.
I bet and hope we will never see a MLK Day White Sale at Macy’s. Holidays as solemn as Veterans Day and Memorial Day are ripe with commercial come-ons. Furniture stores and department stores shamelessly shill their wares debasing the days of respect they are meant to be.
Sure, I am anti war and against killing and all that stuff, but even as irreverent as I may be I would never commercially or verbally defile those who have spent several years of their lives or given their limbs or lives in our military service.
I won’t be buying a new car, a bed or a couch on Veterans Day or Memorial Day, no matter how good the deal. I hope this crass commercialism continues to keep its hands off Martin Luther King Day. But think of it…How long can that be avoided?