Hello everyone! It’s been a minute on here but it’s been a wacky few months. However with Christmas rolling around I thought I would write up a bit of a Christmas special- leftist style.
Now for most people, Christmas is seen as an amazing time filled with love, joy, and sharing. But when you’re against capitalism, in however way that may be, the veil is suddenly lifted from your eyes and suddenly, it’s hard to enjoy the Christmas spirit knowing that a lot of it is capitalist propaganda built to keep us spending and complacent in this capitalist machine. So what can you do about this sinking feeling?
Firstly, it’s important to accept the fact that no matter how much you try, that gut wrenching feeling that something needs to change will always be there until capitalism is dismantled. With that feeling, though, take it and do something good with it so people around you don’t stop inviting you to things. Buy leftist post cards for people. Host free meals for other leftists you know to join (online/ socially distanced due to our circumstances). Anything to, even for a second, have the most anarchist version of an otherwise very capitalist Christmas fun you can.
Secondly, don’t be so hard on your loved ones, peers, co-workers etc who still fully enjoy Christmas without their rose coloured glasses being ripped off. Of course you can talk about the downfalls of capitalism as much as you want while being a good person, but you need to remember that political discovery and alignment is a journey, one that you have been on, and even might still be on. It is not a race, neither is it a competition. So if your friend thinks capitalism isn’t that bad this Christmas, just give them time. They will most likely come around eventually.
However, do not downplay your views this Christmas for anyone. You know exactly where you stand, and you are not shaking for anybody. If anyone at the table wants to take a dig at you, it’s completely okay to defend yourself, and do not let anyone make you think otherwise. Death to capitalism!
The Christmas period (and most important dates to be honest) is always met with dread on my part because the walls basically reek of capitalist imperialism and we’re all just expected to drop everything, disregarding whether we celebrate it or not. However, I’ve found that until we can rise from our ashes and burn this system to the ground, there has got to be a way to deal with all the pain and tiredness, and it’s important to find some smiles at times like this.
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