The "family values" crowd is MIA in the War on Thanksgiving
There really is a War on Thanksgiving(WoT), that commercially unprofitable holiday. It gets stronger every year. This year, we have the pre-Black Friday sales - pushing the Xmas shopping back to at least two weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving. In my town, the homophobic Salvation Army started their irritating, non-stop bell ringing on November first - three weeks before Thanksgiving. The junk email bombardment supporting this time-grab is completely out of control.
The only place there is a fight on WoT is over stores demanding workers to report to work on Thanksgiving Day. Last I looked, Thanksgiving was an f-ing Federal holiday. Interestingly, the history of that holiday shows a complete role-reversal between Democrats and Republicans:
(Roosevelt) made clear that his plan was to establish the holiday on the next-to-last Thursday in the month instead of the last one. With the country still in the midst of The Great Depression, Roosevelt thought an earlier Thanksgiving would give merchants a longer period to sell goods before Christmas...At the time, advertising goods for Christmas before Thanksgiving was considered inappropriate.
Republicans decried the change, calling it an affront to the memory of Lincoln. People began referring to November 30 as the "Republican Thanksgiving" and November 23 as the "Democratic Thanksgiving" or "Franksgiving"...Since a presidential declaration of Thanksgiving Day was not legally binding, Roosevelt's change was widely disregarded. Twenty-three states went along with Roosevelt's recommendation, 22 did not, and some, like Texas, could not decide and took both days as government holidays.
-Wikipedia, Thanksgiving Day
Clearly, Thanksgiving Day has been an economic battlefront since the Great Depression. Only today, it is traditional Democrats (i.e., supporters of organized labor) who fight to keep Christmas selling (and the utterly fake "holiday" of Black Friday) from devouring the least commercialized, most morally uplifiting celebration left to us. The GOP, they only care about the so-called War on Christmas - just a boogeyman to scare the witless with. The hypocrisy of crying "family values" and yet not strongly fighting the push to steal a family-oriented holiday from workers is par for the course with the GOP, though.
I don't have a solution here. I mention the War on Thanksgiving every chance I get during this season. I explain; but most people do not care. Too busy surfing their smart phones. This war is standard practice in the creeping corruption of capitalism uber alles - anything that does not make a buck will be eliminated in favor of something that does. When they write the epitaph on the tombstone of America, it will say "Sold its birthright for a bowl of cheap Chinese crap and died in moral and financial poverty."