|From:||shaista husain <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Sunday, November 06, 2011 7:56:11 AM|
|Subject:||Re: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyChristmas!|
I thought perhaps this year Santa will come with the Anonymous mask---
but like Santa Claus, the mask of "Anonymous" is also the private
property of corporations. Everything gets co-opted by Corporations to
make a profit. This is called the "Department of IRony" ---
we need to be MORE ironic....
On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM, shaista husain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Folks, believing the myths of Santa Claus is not innocuous. Perhaps,
> this myth is not as ignorant or dangerous as believing in the myth of
> Christopher Columbus discovering America, but still, to perpetuate the
> myth of Santa in a capitalist culture is to give in to the worse
> advertisements every created and perpetuated. Perhaps there is a way
> to recuperate poor ole Santa to our side against consumerism gone
> wild...--(Dave Chappelle http://youtu.be/bbZRI_niIEg) Here is another
> funny video clip from the film Divine Intervention by Palestinian
> Filmmaker Elia Suleiman, and this takes place in Nazareth...
> Maybe we shouldn't destroy poor Santa, maybe we can turn him into
> Robin Hood or use the mythology against consumerism etc. Peace and
> respect all religions even children's fantasies...
> Eid Mubarak folks! and Happy Hannukah and Happy Kwanzaa!
> On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 8:01 AM, <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I agree that messing with christmass is dangerous, although I think it is
>> possible to make fun of the most crass commercialism and at the same time
>> celebrate generosity.
>> On 11/06/11, gail zawacki<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Don't fuck with Santa. Instead reframe the holiday season to be one of
>> caring for the less fortunate, away from unsustainable greedy consumerism
>> and towards giving gifts of peace, love, service and charity. You could
>> turn this to quite an advantage without bludgeoning a family tradition - as
>> in, for many families, the only time they all get together under the same
>> roof - into a pulp.
>> On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 12:25 AM, <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Santa Claus has roots in an anti capitalist populist tradtion he was based
>>> on the image of a robber barron but this one was supposed to give for free
>>> instead of exploit. Not saying this says any thing about chirstmas today
>>> just a bit of history
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Alexandre Machado De Sant'Anna Carvalho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> To: september17 <email@example.com>
>>> Sent: Sat, Nov 5, 2011 9:24 pm
>>> Subject: [september17discuss] #OccupyChristmas!
>>> To all Occupations and Working Groups (yes i'm funny tonight):
>>> Please spread this idea about this mass culture subversion to happen
>>> on December 25th: as live human beings filled with creative potency, subvert
>>> the mass culture of alienation produced by the capitalist machine. Yes,
>>> people! Denounce Santa Claus as a tool of the state, spread the
>>> insurrectionist pulse against oppresion all over the #occupynetwork. We are
>>> a network that stings. Fuck oppression.
>>> As we #occupied (and liberated) Halloween here in NYC, start your own
>>> automous deterritorialization of #Christmas! If you are an anarchist, you
>>> probably want to write operation #fuckchristmas. If you are a foodie,
>>> operation #eatchristmas. And so forth. Bleh. You get it.
>>> Please invite and embrace the cause! For cultural upheavel action, hurray!
>>> Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH
>>> 2009 Reynolds Fellow
>>> mobile +1 914 563 4209
>>> home +1 914 633 0415
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