Come summer, the flags will fly and the fireworks will pop, and bands will ring out “Stars And Stripes Forever.” But these don’t seem to resonate in the broader culture anymore, the way vampires and zombies do. Year-round, TV and the movies are awash in the blood of horror flicks. Horror fiction seems to outsell everything else, for teens and adults. And in many neighborhoods, people seem much more excited about spooking up their homes for Halloween than they do about sprucing them up for...
I think it's a stretch to connect these dots. Most people just step out of their comfort zone for a night and marvel at the uniqueness of people pretending to be somone/thing else. The next day it's back to the same ole. I say let it be - lots of other things to crusade against.
Sometimes, I wonder if Halloween is supplanting the Fourth of July as our national holiday.
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