The Telegraph reports on Japanese revolutionaries plotting to crush Valentine’s Day.
In a most alarming quote, we find that “The blood-soaked conspiracy of Valentine’s Day, driven by the oppressive chocolate capitalists, has arrived once again”.
Um…well…I kinda like chocolate. Okay, I like it a lot. I go for 70% cocoa dark chocolate (85% is a bit too bitter for my tastes).
I guess I’m willing to be exploited by capitalists.
On the other hand, it’s not really about chocolate, now is it?
We continue to read that, “Kakuhido was founded in 2006 by Katsuhiro Furusawa, who started reading the Communist manifesto after being dumped by his girlfriend at Christmas – and swiftly concluded that not being popular with the opposite sex is a class issue”.
Oh, dear Lord.
Not the Communist Manifesto.
This is where feminism went from being a movement of individual liberty (property rights, voting rights, labour rights) to an ideology of class hatred complete with proposed authoritarian government mandates.
I fully agree that Valentine’s Day is the most sexist holiday by far – and the only reason feminists aren’t up in arms about it is that women are the primary beneficiaries.
Don’t get mad. Buy that chocolate. Dark chocolate. 70% cocoa. Or 85% if you’re feeling lucky.
But keep it for yourself.