Parallel Christmases

Christmas shopping malls

We are 1 day from Christmas eve and the stores are rife with Christmas shopper out to make the perfect Christmas purchases; indeed we are living in parallel Christmases. I am a Christian and therefore I am acutely aware that the reason for the season is a birthday celebration of Jesus Christ, whom Christians revere as the Savior of the World.

But what is the other celebration? the one that empties bank accounts and brings some to bankruptcy’s door. It is clear that any celebration that is based on consumerism is not in the spirit of the season, but is the season of 1% enrichment. The Multinational Corporations have the Western mind tightly within their grasp and they have not let the Western consumer forget that to show love and care you have to spend money, and plenty of it. Lets face it, we are consumers first and it is so ingrained into our minds, the flash and fury of commercials, the glitz of the products in anywhere from supermarkets to malls will have us handing over our well earned dollars.

To unravel the consumer mind we must see and understand consumerism purely as materialism at it’s best and to be sure, it does not, in any way resemble spiritual values. The 3 Wise-men gave gifts to the Christ-child with the purpose of allowing Joseph and Mary to escape into Egypt to escape Herod’s awful decree.

So, before you send your hard earned cash off to some 1% bank vault consider your motives of your actions. Would Christ prefer you engage in wanton pseudo love purchases, or would He rather have you do good for someone you know, or someone you don’t know; someone that is His child.

Which Christmas do you celebrate?


About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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