A Call For A Black Christmas
It’s christmas season, the season of love, family, blankets, hot water bottles and endless amounts of cookies. And above all, the season of blind consumerism and enormous waste.
Also, it’s the season in which people all over the westernized world quadruple their electricity bills so they can display a little plastic Santa Claus mechanically climbing up and down their fully lit house front, in order to win a petty little contest to confirm that they wasted more money on decor and electricity than anybody else in their neighborhood. Awesome.
Here’s my proposal: Don’t participate. Have an XMas-tree in your livingroom if you must, but stop lighting up your house like you want it to be seen from outer space. Instead, use the fest of love to do something good this year:
- Don’t buy plastic-decor
- Waste less energy
- Think of those less privileged, and
- Donate to charity (A list with recommendations will follow shortly)
Donate the money you’d have spent on electricity bills or that ugly plastic-santa. Perhaps even donate a little more. You know you can afford it.
If you run a blog, copy this or write your own post, join the cause. If you have a facebook account, join the Black XMas event page, and don’t forget to share.
Let’s waste a little less and donate a little more this year.
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