Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Whew! I am so happy that the lame holiday season is over. What a waste of time and energy! Basically two months out of the year where the focus is all on consuming. Buy crap you don't need and eat way too much. I say let's skip the entire holyday, I mean holiday, completely. A religious holiday being a national holiday just makes me giggle. Think of the traditions associated with xmas especially. Buy lame crap for people using a plastic card. Take the crap home and cover it with colorful paper. Give the lame crap to a person and watch them take the colorful paper off. Then they take the lame crap home and put it in the goodwill box. That's pretty much how it goes, isn't it? In addition to the sickening consumerism around this time of year, we have to deal with two huge fallacies also; santa and jesus. Santa is all about following the rules. If you submit and follow the rules, you will be rewarded with a plastic toy. If you don't submit, you get nothing. Again all about control and consuming. Then you have jesus. The story of jesus is about how lame you are and how great it is that jesus can rescue you from your lameness. If you are good and submit to jesus he will save you. If you are bad and don't follow jesus you will burn. Both of these xmas stories are based on lies, control and a standard of good and evil. It's really comforting to know that billions of people look to fake made-up characters for their moral guidance, especially those in charge. Ah well, I'll step down from my holiday soapbox for this season. 2009 there is no line.