Why We Actually Need a War on Christmas
Hiya! Happy December! Hope your week is going well. I’m back with a new video alongside some quotes and links I found useful along the way. Enjoy!
“For families, [Christmas] induces the desire to buy more (if you can) and shame (if you can’t).”
— George Monbiot
“ New York’s population grew nearly tenfold from 1800 to 1850, and during that time elites became increasingly frightened of traditional December rituals of “social inversion,” in which poorer people could demand food and drink from the wealthy and celebrate in the streets, abandoning established social constraints much like on Halloween night or New Year’s Eve.”
— Paul Ringel
“How do we reinvent this holiday season to have a deeper meaning than what appears to be a celebration honoring the god of capitalism?”
— In These Times
Why Do People Give Gifts on Christmas? (The Atlantic)
Gods and Profits: How Capitalism and Christianity Aligned in America (The New Republic)
Conservatives should blame capitalism for the 'war on Christmas' (The Guardian)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
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