UPDATE: YOUTUBE HAS REMOVED THIS CLIP… READ BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN NOW VIEW NEW CLIPS, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 12/1/09 (thanks “SunnyC” for the “heads up”)!!!
(It appears that some are not okay with the sharing of this much needed informational reminder because the original clips that were posted here, have been removed. Thankfully, others are hip to the information and have made copies that IS available to distribute within the populace. Note that no text has changed within our post, only the links to clips. Sadly though, Part 3 of this documentary is not in it’s entirety via Youtube therefore, here’s a direct link for the full documentary via Vopod. Parts 1 and 2 can be found here, but for the full documentary, click this link: Christmas Roots
PLEASE NOTE: THE AFOREMENTIONED HYPERLINK (regarding Xmas Roots) IS NOT THE ORIGINAL FOR THIS ARTICLE. IT HAS BEEN DELETED SO DO EXCUSE THE “REGGAE TONE” music PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL DOCUMENTARY WITHIN THE LINK AS IT IS THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FROM AN INDEPENDENT REPORTER OF ITS’ TIME.
I’m pretty shocked and disturbed by this figure considering we are in the midst of the worst economic crisis this country has ever seen. One foreclosure after another, job loss hitting all time highs, yet we are still compelled to incur debt. I guess it proves that the nature of the American people is based on consumerism. I’m sure all of that spending wasn’t done with cash either. I’m certain that some people were running up their credit card debt too. I also doubt that the extreme spending is going to impact our suffering economy too. The back of my mind tells me it is the corporations and not the “people” who will benefit most from this spending. And that includes those fat bonuses for owners of these stores, rarely trickling down to the people who are working the registers or stocking the shelves or even creating jobs in the long run. I could be wrong about that… I’m not an economist.
Just like any kid growing up, I too loved Xmas. We even did “Christmas” caroling! (Yes, Black people did caroling.) But I was taught by my father to challenge what I learned through the educational system (primarily because of the significant missing links in Black History). My father was definitely an independent thinker and I’m glad he instilled that part of him in me– he went along with the whole “Christmas thing” because of my mother.
Some time into my adulthood, I began to research the true origins of “Christmas” and what I discovered changed my views for this “holiday”. I no longer celebrate Xmas in that “traditional sense” that we have been trained to embrace. This “holiday” is in fact based on Paganism… not the birth or celebration of Christ. And, that happy image of a jolly white-bearded man who comes down the chimney, drinks milk and eats cookies, giving “good children” gifts while “bad children” got sticks or coal is a falsehood that should never have existed. I still love this time of year because I like winter and fall– the changing of the leaves and snow is what thrills me… not going into unnecessary debt to show that I’m a giving person. I give throughout the year. Yes, I stopped that buying frenzy madness years ago. Not to rain on anyone’s parade of course, but I do think this is a good time to remind people about the true origins and nature of what “Christmas” is really about. At first, I thought I’d write an essay for this post (was completely prepared to do that too), but luckily, there’s a clip on youtube that does a great job of laying out just the facts. It is the same information I researched and read about years ago too.
Hopefully you all will view this with an open mind because there’s nothing fabricated in this clip. Again, research on the subject is available at your local library. (I can’t be the only library card holder… can I?) I’m including all three parts of this documentary… it takes less than 30 minutes to view it too…
I truly hope that people will come to understand the seriousness of what they are immersing themselves in when participating in this fake holiday. Please note the quote from Jeremiah 10:2-5 in this documentary too.
Not to get all religious on everyone, but this scripture seems fitting to end this post with: Hosea 4:6; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Don’t be fooled by the ways of this world… it is loaded with [so called] “leaders” who are filled with deception. Peace to you all during this winter solstice.