Friday, December 14, 2007

How to not spend "XMAS" in The Bad Place this year

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

-Isaiah 7:14 & 15


Are you spending your so-called “XMAS” season in a capitalistic Hades this year? Why not end your stay in Hell now, using the gift economy pages? These pages are designed to help folks like you celebrate the 2007-2008 Winter Giving Season in style, without compromising the security of your homestead by frittering away precious time and borrowed money on gifts that just degrade the environment anyway.

Browsing the 2007-2008 Winter Giving Season catalogue can help you break the yearly cycle of getting sucked into a garish and tiresome “gimme, gimme” waking nightmare populated with Suddenly Even More Insane Shoppers and red-suited cautionary tales that provide a freakish illustration of the Karmic burden associated with Haber cycle dependence. Here is just one example of the awesome FREE gifts you can find for your loved ones and colleagues in the gift economy pages.

“Bob” wants to show his well-beloved how much he loves and respects her. Although Bob and his dear one are having difficulty ensuring the security of their homestead due to predatory lending practices and land de-stabilization in their area, Bob has decided that it might be a good idea to use their home equity line of credit to buy his bride a beautiful pearl necklace.


Just when it looks like this earnest young couple is headed for Fiscal Responsibility Sheol in a hand basket, along comes some info that leads Bob to visit the gift economy catalogue. And guess what he finds there…Pearls! For free!

While he is learning about the free pearl offer, Bob also gains knowledge about the Cherokee Removal. Yikes!!! thinks Bob, suddenly hyper-aware of the grinding cultural poverty that the people of the United States inherited when genocide became routine on the North American continent. Bob is so mad he does not know what to do…and THEN he runs across some info on mountaintop removal coal mining for the first time.

“My dear one deserves a better future than this,” thinks Bob, fuming. “How dare The Man think of her as if she were destined for no greater purpose than to serve as a bit of asphalt upon the infrastructure that greed built. I am going to make this right. Nobody treats my bride like that.”

Suddenly invigorated by this new opportunity to prove to his dear one how much she means to him, Bob begins crafting his gift economy package with great care, and ZERO dollars, and feels great delight when he thinks of his bride opening the gift underneath the tree on the morning of Gift Economy Day.

Meanwhile, Bob’s bride, desperate to find a way to creatively finance the purchase of an expensive set of tools for Bob, happens to run across the Gift Economy catalogue herself. After browsing the catalogue for awhile, she abandons her plan to pawn her compound bow to purchase the tools, and instead begins crafting a special gift for Bob: the toolkit to end all toolkits, a mountain-loving handyman’s dream, at a cost of ZERO yes ZERO dollars.

Will Bob like his gift? Will his bride like hers? The likely answer is yes, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that The Land LOVES both of their gifts, especially in comparison to the ones that this couple had originally envisioned. The Land loses out big-time when a family forecloses, and when a lady, stripped of her food security supplies, suffers life quality losses in any way, shape or form. When Bob and his dear one celebrate Gift Economy Day The Land will be right there with them, smiling down on the clever choices that have made this Winter Giving Season. How much more wealthy can you get?