12 December 2011

Bah!!! Humbug

   Sorry I'm a little late, folks. I just started a new gig and have been getting everything set up for it.
   I'm still workin' on the posting about the the drug war; ie. one war that we have decidedly lost. This month though, as I was researching the billions of tax dollars we've wasted propping up; indeed creating the drug cartels, I have been bombarded with television ads about Christmas.
   Since before Thanksgiving everybody and their ridiculous uncles have been commercialising this holy day ad nauseum. Traditional carols have been perverted so that we can be enticed to going further into debt buying things we can't afford that the targets of the gifts will forget in a week. All this so that we can be seen spending more than the Jonses or whoever.
   If you believe the ads, we should be spending thousands of dollars on everything from cars and jewellery to sexy lingerie and custom-designed tampons.
   Shop here - not there.! Buy this and not that. Get her/him/them the gift she/he/they always wanted; a brand new this, that or the other thing.
   Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It's about spending time with family and remembering the blessings we enjoy and the things...and people we're grateful for.
Merry Christmas.

At least that's my opinion. What's yours?

PS: I just received this in a Christmas card. Very relevant.

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepards & Wise Men & Angles & things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say.
December 25th is just a `Holiday.'
 Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks & credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Lady GaGa, an XBox, an I-Pod;
Something was changing. Something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan & Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas was nowhere to be found.
At K-Mart & Staples & Penny's & Sears
You won't hear Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-Ver-Si-Ty
Are the words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now ACLU, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Pelosi, on Obama!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation & grace.
The true gift of Christmas was exchanged & discarded;
The reason for the season; stopped before it started.
So as you celibrate `Winter Break' under your 1Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully. Choose what you say.
Shout Merry Christmas,
Not Happy Holiday!

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