Anti-Commercialism: Some individuals see the commercialism of engagements and weddings - expensive jewelry, clothes, parties, etc. - as the propagation of a cliché lifestyle and societal expectations rather than a true romantic commitment.
Dr. Maulana Karenga was responsible for introducing it as a way to mark the harvest coming in and as a way to offer an alternative to the commercialism that many people felt had taken over Christmas.
Modern commercialism of Christmas began as early as the 19th century with newspaper advertisements for Christmas gifts.
The forest is now protected as a national reserve against vandalism and commercialism.