For tonight we share a postscript on Christmas 2020 as we look ahead to the "dark days" of Winter and beyond.
Analysis from a TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDER on the cultural zeitgeist . . .
Faith leaders once decried crass American commercialism during the Christmas season because they feared the love of money would overtake religious traditions. That fear proved correct as most Americans idolized needful things and mostly abandoned the religious overtones of Christmas. Black Friday madness and the economics of the holiday season prove this fact of life correct.
However, the pandemic and the economic devastation it has wrought has now destroyed most of the X-mas commercial fun and gift card exchanges via e-mail don't really offer the same "warm fuzzies" as enjoying the envy of strangers & friends with the latest gifts & gadgets exchanged for the holidays.
And so what are we left with???
Politics, culture war and rage pr0n provocations of MSM & social media now dominate the American psyche and consume the nation for Christmas and all year round.
American anger bubbling over is the gift that keeps on giving . . . Mostly to those who control or dominate the conversation.
And so, the pandemic offers us perspective on the discourse as we notice "many sides" celebrating nothing more or less than the will to power over political opposition. The talking points and crusades evolve but conflict is constant and serves as a welcomed distraction in hopes that no one ever realizes that there's very little real difference betwixt different sides of the same coin. The punchline is that the term "culture war" implies a conflict where there is none — It's all simply the same face off betwixt the haves and have-nots that humanity has endured since ancient monkeys touched a space monolith, gained an intellect and started trying to viciously outsmart one another.
And all of THAT inspires our blues for tonight in solidarity and sympathy for so many Americans struggling with depression and mental health issues amid this holiday season.
As always, thanks for reading and Merry Christmas.