Spirit of Christmas: Lying To Ourselves, Morally Hypocritical – Filled With Sterile & Empty Slogans.

I have edited the following, just a tad. (my note)

gregfelton.com  Dec.16/13      Posted Wednesday, Dec.25, 2013

First, the “Spirit of Christmas” has to go. It’s a nonsense based on a myth. Why should we pay ritualistic obeisance to pious notions of “peace on Earth” and “goodwill toward men” when countries like Zio-america, Canada, and the U.K. deliberately foment war, impoverish their own citizens, and persecute those who try to do good?

The sort of public services and entitlements that, for example, made Canada a civilized nation are being deliberately destroyed by a dictatorship that worships the law of jungle instead of the rule of law. “Goodwill toward corporations” would be more accurate but a lot less catchy.

Christmas consumerism2As for the futility of “peace on Earth,” we just have to look at the Middle East.

Even though an agreement with Syria prevented an unprovoked aggression to unseat Bashar al-Assad’s government, there is no genuine peace because Congressional tea-baggers are sabotaging a long-term deal so that they can justify an attack—for Israel’s benefit.

Of course, what “peace” on Earth is supposed to be is never made clear, unless it means the peace of the grave.

How, in the absence of a meaningful mechanism to make governments and corporations accountable to the law and some standard of human decency, does it make sense to parrot the sterile mantra of sentimental self-delusion once a year?

Besides, after Christmas it’s back to business as usual, and war is good business. The empty slogans of “The Christmas Spirit” should stick in our throats, especially the throats of those neo-Puritans who are leading the march to murder.

The second reason to dispense with Christmas is consumerism.

Christmas ConsumerismGiven that 40 per cent of all business revenue occurs during Christmas, gift-giving and personal indebtedness is more of an economic obligation than an expression of personal volition.

From the end of November until the end of Boxing Day…er, Boxing Week (shudder!) our senses are besieged, assaulted and battered by the din of the same, tedious Christmas carols and advertisers exhorting us to spend, spend, spend! This is not celebration; it’s noise pollution.

Santa Claus, which in spirit, predates Jesus by thousands of years, is the great marketing gimmick reinvented by Coca-Cola that makes this over-consumption possible. The over-manufacturing of toys and other items that would never have been bought had it not been for the institutionalized bribery of sales.

Waste, extravagance and immorality, which so bothered the 17th-century Parliamentarians, should bother everyone today. Some American wag coined the term Black Friday to mark the U.S. Thanksgiving sales orgy. Maybe Black Christmas is inevitable.

As a public religious observance, therefore, Christmas needs to be replaced by a non-moralized, non-commericalized, non-absurd celebration that doesn’t force us to believe in unreality.

The original pagan Yule festival of celebrating the return of the Sun after the shortest day of the year is reason enough for a winter-fest and small-scale gift-giving. It also doesn’t require us to lie to ourselves.

Source: http://www.gregfelton.com/economics/2013_12_16.htm

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About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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