For me Christmas is a nightmare full-stop…… It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s the time of the year I dread the most. Full of false sentiment and materialistic do gooders feeding from the trough of life.
It’s just an excuse for people to tell lies to young children and scare them with tales of bearded old men coming down the chimney and fiddling about with children’s toys before eating them out of house and home (well mince pies anyhow!)
And another thing….whats all this about the hedonistic ‘giving of presents’ that at the end of the day nobody wants our even needs. I read an article recently claiming that here in Britain we spend something like 1 billion pounds on giving ‘unwanted’ presents away to ungrateful bastards who at the end of the day don’t care if you live or die!!
No kidding…1billion pounds!!!……Tis the season to give away money in return for old rope and ‘old tat’ that nobody wants.
Tis also the season to be Merry and goodwill to all men (and women) but all this goodwill and merriment come at a price…..usually at the hands of child labourers in India, China or some other Godforsaken downtrodden country that produces stuff for a pittance so that we can buy a new party dress for next to nothing or a brand new Apple iPad (made on the cheap in China)
But why should we care….. Aren’t we all just having a great time Heh!
Yeah right! I sometimes feel like the only person on earth who can see through all this s**t…. I know I’m not and that many people are of the same opinion. A “supporter” of Christmas may read this and think I’m just a miserable old goat or some kind of ‘kill joy’ but that’s far from the truth. I have an intense love of life and believe that people should enjoy every moment of their existence.
But I don’t accept BULLSHIT…. and Christmas to me is full of BULLSHIT!!!
It’s a selfish, self-indulgent time of year where the only thing we care about is ‘what’s in it for ME’
Of course this is a result of the materialistic western society we live in in which shopping and consumerism is king….. The opium of the masses, buying a little piece of ‘happiness’ today only to be ‘disappointed’ tomorrow. So what do we do? We go out and buy another piece of ‘happiness’ and before we know it we’re all riding on the materialistic express (a bit like the Polar Express but without the snow) a train ride to the northern lights and ‘happiness’ station but you know what…..we never seem to get to that place. It always seems to be somewhere beyond the horizon.
But that’s materialism for you……it promises you everything and delivers very little in return. It’s turned everybody under it’s spell into unthinking, uncaring ZOMBIES all worshiping at the high alter of money and status.
Since when has money become more important than people???
Thankfully we are not all the same and there are people out there who can see through all the crap….. For me that makes it worthwhile to know I’m not alone in my so called ‘cynical yuletide universe’
I stopped believing in Christmas when I was 7 years of age and my uncle told me that Santa was a fake….. You see my point about telling children lies!!
In my 20’s I stopped giving Christmas presents to ANYBODY! I have one philosophy these days and that is NEVER TO CELEBRATE the false God of Christmas……. But that doesn’t make me a miserable old toad……because to me every day is a Christmas day: 365 days of the year and that makes every day a day of giving and goodwill to all men, and woman, and cats, and dogs and everything under the sun.
I have a deep set love of life and believe that if you give more than you receive then your life has been of value and that’s why I ‘m an artist!!!!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!! (uummm…did I just say that out loud?). 🙂