This coming Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. day to honor a great civil rights leaders and there are events all through SE Queens and beyond, but anymore our society and big retail have turned such holidays into a major shit show for shopping and spending money that people don’t really have on a bunch of shit that people don’t really need and you will most definitely see this on Jamaica Avenue as the people honor Dr. King by shopping at one of the gazillions stores of crap & cheap shit made in third world countries, because you know you can never have enough expensive sneakers made in Taiwan.
Yep, that has become the norm for holidays in this country, Thanksgiving Day Sales, Christmas (oh, I mean Holiday) sales before and after, then New Years Day sales, etc. Our society has turned almost every holiday into a shopping spree. How sad, that on a few days a year people can’t take a break from their constant shopping addiction to either pay respect to the holiday or just relax and chill-out alone or with family and friends or just spend time contemplating without your idiotic iPhone or shopping on-line or walking up and down the Ave of crap in Jamaica.
SAD statement on our ever changing fucked up society that has turned so many into idiot brain dead zombies……………………..and I am sure there are some who have no idea who Dr. King is or what he stood for.
From Times Ledger:
MLK celebrated in several SE Qns events
An array of events throughout southeastern Queens will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the weekend before the holiday celebrating his life this coming Monday.
“MLK 2017” will be held at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning at 161-04 Jamaica Ave. on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The event aspires to honor “the ‘remnants’ of The Dream among us” by acknowledging certain individuals in the community working to further the goals set by Dr. King during his life.
State Sen. James Sanders (D-Rochdale Village) will host a debate on the legacy of the Obama administration, asking whether it was “fruitful or fruitless” in the Black Spectrum Theatre inside Roy Wilkins Park at 2 p.m. Sunday. Sanders will be on the panel, along with Queens College Assistant Professor Deidre Owens, Dr. Alfonso Wyatt and Dr. Lessie Branch, a senior research fellow at the DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy at Medgar Evers College. The debate will be moderated by Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century.
Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) will hold an event at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 151-03 Jamaica Ave. Monday, with a keynote speech by U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica). The event will also include performances from local dance groups, according to Miller’s office.
— Reporter Patrick Donachie