Monday, December 6, 2010
A Nullabor X-mas
It doesn't feel like Christmas.
I turn on the TV and I hear that the Uber-Rich through their Republican slaves are holding the jobless hostage. We give them a dollar and they give back to the poor a penny. And they have the unmitigated gall to say we need to take their sour deal because it is Christmas.
Our recession was over in 2009. Not really, the recession for the Rich was over then, the depression for the rest of us may not be over for years to come. Merry Christmas?
Our Federal Government has threaten its citizen with criminal prosecution/ and job loss if they read a public open blog called Wiki Leaks. Why? Why turn to a tyrannical anti-constitutional behavior? What is hidden there? Merry Christmas?
Don't know about you guys, but we are not buy many gifts for the family, only three so far an maybe one more. We will give everyone money. They need it for living expenses, medicine, and debt. Unfortunately it won't be enough money to make a difference. Haven't been to a mall this season. I have pointedly left the See's Chocolates in their store. I've heard that the shopping carts and bags aren't very full at the check out counters. I also hear that Nieman Marcus is doing extra well this year. High end stores have pulled out of their slump.
There are a few homes decorated in our neighborhood. Not ours. Not the ones in foreclosure. Not the ones with eldery living in them. Up town in the show homes of Well-to-do-ville the lights are rampant. The mexican gardeners have hung them everywhere. So we can go look if we want to, but don't stop your car, and for gods sake don't get out of your car or you might be arrested for tresspassing on their city streets.
Some of the homes in our neighborhood have beautiful trees in their windows, but not much under them. Our house has no lights, no tree, no candles, no decorations of any kind. Christmas for us just isn't happening here. It just doesn't feel right. It is not bah humbug mind you, it is more like it would be fake of us to celebrate.
Don't dump in here any of that crap about, oh, but it is the birthday of baby Jesus. All that super-duper stuff about his changing the world and bringing peace and goodwill to men. Actually the quote should be "Peace to men of goodwill." The 25th of December was a winter holiday long before Christ was born. YES, I hear the echo of those words from the song, God is not dead nor doth he sleep.
Fine, good, and I know the song... farther along we will know all about it, father along we will understand why.
The trouble is of course we are here, and we are at now, and it is a nullabor X-mas and it just doesn't feel right to pretend otherwise.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!