Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa's Cap

=v= I was fleeing a mob of rampaging Santas and ducked into a nearby upscale department store. There was ... something different about it. They were playing Creedence Clearwater Revival instead of Christmas Carols.

Apparently their gimmick this year is "Hippie Holidays," and there were peace signs everywhere (peace on Earth, man!), plus a tree that was festooned with VW Microbuses and, um, hallucinogenic mushroom ornaments. This reminded me of a rather loopy letter we got when we first put the Xmas Resistance on the web, arguing that Santa's red clothes had something to do with the Amanita muscaria. I guess that's one way to keep the economy afloat.

I didn't end up buying any Christmas presents, of course, even though the San Francisco Chronicle has argued that this particular establishment sells "environmentally conscious" gifts -- such as $15,000 nature-themed earrings!

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


At 2:34 AM, December 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm... Christ-mas resistence..

What I don't get is where people get the idea that it is mainly Christian ideas that are responsible for today's buying of tons of expensive presents.. No they say, we're not talking the multi-million-dollar marketing campaigns sponsored by huge corps, nor ar we talking about the conflict between Christian ideals and a culture merely based on consumtion and maximizing profit..No it's a matter of Christian ideals...

Let's not talk about how think tank organisations have attempted to merge Christmas with purely commercial ideas often in contradiction to Christian values, let's not talk about Bush being a Bohemian grove and Skull and bones occult member, let's not talk about such hypocrizy that media part takes in labeling Bush and others as "right wing Christians" even though everyone who've done some studies know they are hard-core gnostics, occultish criminals...

Sorry. I don't get it. The problem is not capitalism, neither Christmas, nor Christian values. The problem is people who don't spend an hour in their life studying who's governing their cultural life and in what direction we are heading. And no it's not in a Christian one that's for sure but something that worries me for real.

At 2:23 PM, December 20, 2008, Anonymous Bud said...

Actually, "Capitalist Christmas Resistance" does seem to be the true agenda here. Workers Against American Consumerism Unite! THAT should help the economy.

At 6:28 AM, November 29, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calm the words down and save your breath cuz no one understands you.


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