Thought I would share a bit of the history of Valentine's Day:
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas.(Wiki). Ok, so it is a big deal in the sense that it has big volume.
The interesting part is that:
The day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.(ibid, italics added). Sounds like a neat political manoeuvre doesn't it? Washing pagan into another religion. "Washing town" to Washington ("The suffix ton is the old Saxon tun, town, so that in its primary use it meant the people, or town ..." Word morph).
Valentine's day is observed by many religions now and in many cases is no longer religious. The pagans and atheists even go with that flow.
Similarly, I have noticed that the republicans lately have continued reading a script claiming the ability to heal the economy. I could not help but wonder if this is a hybrid form of swallowing an opposite and then "owning" it? Morph.
All of a sudden the republicans are not the ones who had the White House, Senate, and House control for eight years?
And who started wars and the recession while denying there was a recession ("the economy is fundamentally sound")?
I think I have found a place where the republicans and democrats always have the same behaviour ... well yes Valentine's Day. Both do it.
But what I am talking about is that the republicans do not know they lost the election and that the democrats won the election. And the democrats do not know they won the election and the republicans lost. They both behave as if the republicans won it seems.
And when they do come to their senses on this matter for a bit, the democrats seem to think they must apologize for winning and the republicans seem to feel like they must punish the democrats for winning.
Even Obama had to remind them both of the actual circumstances when he observed the nature of their tactics.
"I won" he reminded them, without apologizing. I wonder if he sent them all a Valentine's Day card?