What do you do when you’re one of the wealthiest men on the “planet”, are CEO of one of the biggest corporations in the universe and you have no heart, soul, empathy – or any other decent human or animal trait?
Easy…you force your workers to labor under conditions like this…
Amazon drivers forced to deliver 200 parcels a day with no time for toilet breaks while earning less than minimum wage
EXCLUSIVE: Staff have so little time for food or toilet stops they snatch hurried meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles they keep in their vans – via themirror.co.uk
Thank God that God saw far into the future and sent his Son so that a world-wide celebration of His birth could be marked with purchasing plastic toys, plastic containers, plastic gadgets, plastic cars, plastic electronic tracking devices, plastic gift cards in order to purchase more plastic – extended debt of your plastic credit cards for years to come for the purchase of everlasting plastic that others obtained via your labors of work through the year – all gloriously highlighted when some poor worker, delivering the glories of holiday plastic, earning less than minimum wage, eating garbage on the run and urinating into a plastic bottle so that the consumers who still practice this voodoo gift exchange can sleep snugly on Christmas Eve, knowing their loved ones have a bounty of plastic joy awaiting their awakening on Christmas morn.
Of course, simple common sense thinking (which seems to have vanished) tells us to stop with this madness and start following a more appropriate Christmas practice.
Consider the following brilliant and “spot on” article from 2010:
The simple fact is that your mind has been manipulated by mega-corporations into the mess that it is now. You’ve been bombarded by advertising since the day you were born telling you that the only way Christmas would be a success was if you spent somewhere around $1,000 on gifts for people.
Gallup estimates the average American will spend $714 on Christmas gifts that no one actually needs this year. If you hadn’t read this post, you probably would have spent way more. There’s no need to thank me yet, keep reading.
What they didn’t tell you about Christmas-gift-giving is that no one actually cares anymore. They don’t want the stuff you’re buying them. In fact, everyone you give gifts to is trying to recycle them, donate them, or stuff them in their attic as soon as possible.
Think about it this way: when was the last time you got something for Christmas that you really wanted?
I’m waiting… still nothing? Exactly.
If you didn’t get anything you wanted, maybe you’re not giving anything that anyone wants either.
…and concluding from the article ~
2. Two inexpensive and under-appreciated gifts.
There are two things that can make Christmas dinner better. 1. Hugs, which are COMPLETELY FREE, and so infrequently given. 2. More wine. If you absolutely must buy something, use your money to get something that everyone can share and consume at Christmas dinner — then no one has to try to figure out what the socially acceptable length of time before they can make another trip to Salvation Army is.
There is a way to stop feeding the corporate beast – just stop feeding it!
Tonight’s musical seasonal offering:
Baroque Christmas Concert (Freiburger Barockorchester) – From the Cathedral in Freiburg
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Sinfonia
(if you get an absolutely mind-shattering, annoying YouTube commercial before the piece begins – click off their shyte, take keep breaths and let the ensuing beauty take over)
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