From the Melanated Man:
It’s that time of the year where we partaketh of the turkey. For those of us who don’t eat meat, it’s tofurky. But I don’t eat that nonsense either.
No offense to those who do, but personally I might as well eat the real thing.
Ha! Yeah right!
I’m not going to bore you with the original dreaded tragic history of Thanksgiving. We’re all too familiar with that at this point. For those who are not, click here. This is one of many thoughtful analysis of what really went down over 400-500 years ago.
It is also the time of the year where we voluntarily give our hard-earned dollars away to the corporations who don’t give a damn about us, on that unofficial holiday (it’s an official holiday to those corporations!) they coincidentally call Black Friday.
It’s a not a coincidence. We happily throw our money away to those parasites.
I bet we spend half of that $1 or $2 trillion dollars they say leaves the Black community on a yearly basis on that one day. I’m just saying…
Thanksgiving and Black Friday have one thing in common: consumption.
We stuff ourselves to death with death, for those of us who still adhere to the standard American diet. Then we follow that up the next day by buying things that truly have no value the grand scheme of things.
At some point after Thanksgiving and Black Friday a few of us will find ourselves in the ER because of chest pains, heartburn, etc., or we will end up in debt, having spent our rent money on the latest Black Friday scam, I mean sale.
This behavior is the definition of spiritual death.
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Enough of ranting! At this point, I just want to say, be mindful of your decisions during these “holidays.”
Use this opportunity to spend some valuable time with your families and loved ones. Engage in some thought-provoking dialogue with family members. You probably want see some these family member for another 6 months to a year.You never know.
Enjoy the experience!
Make sure to watch your food intake (the what and the how much) and try to spurn viewership of the annual Thanksgiving production provided by the NFL corporation . From my own personal experience, watching junk TV while consuming foods that doesn’t fit the biology of Melanin-Dominant is a catastrophe. If you have changed you diet and have unplugged from mainstream TV like I have, you probably know what I’m talking about.
If we’re spending dollars on Black Friday, preferably spend with Black (Melanin-Dominant) businesses. Buy something worthwhile that will actually enhance your life instead of taking away from it. It may sound a bit idealistic, and honestly beating a dead horse, idealistic has to become the norm.
That’s if a transformation is what you genuinely seek in your life and for our people as a whole.
Think about it. Be safe and enjoy yourself!
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanated Man