Call me Ebenezer, but Christmas as we know it needs to go.....
By Jason Miller
12/18/06 "Information Clearing House" ----Bursting forth with renewed intensity, the “War on Christmas” is back in 2006.
So just what does this alleged war against an impalpable enemy entail?
Have “Islamofascists” captured and decapitated Santa Claus?
Did a US-made IDF “smart bomb” strike Bethlehem and obliterate baby Jesus as he lay in the manger?
Did the Grinch go global with his nefarious thievery?
Actually, the answer can be found amongst the corporate media’s nearly countless obfuscations and deceits.
Divisive, sophistic arguments crafted by “sage” pundits and readily accepted by genuflecting readers admonish that secular forces are determined to eradicate Christmas and its celebrants’ joy with the zeal of a restaurateur exterminating cockroaches. What an ingenious way to divert attention from the ongoing genocide in Iraq and the gutting of our Constitution!
Christmas may not truly be under siege, but our corporate overlords have certainly discovered myriad ways to wield it as a psychological weapon and to administer it as an “opiate of the masses”.
While Christmas may only come once a year, the pernicious effects of the Consumerism it manifests to such a high degree are virtually omnipresent in a society premised on acquisitiveness. Consumerism is the tap root of the sprawling and gnarled tree of predatory Capitalism. Like an aberrant black walnut tree of gargantuan proportion, American Capitalism(1) exudes toxins that stunt or eradicate nearly every living thing attempting to grow within the circumference of its expansive root system
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