Amsterdam Fashion Week © Stewart Weir 2008
We kill people more efficiently, we travel faster and further, the wealthy are wealthier and the poorest are as poor as they ever have been. The Earth is being raped for the financial benefit of the few, to satisfy the masses because the masses have been taught to want today what they can’t really afford. Nature is being modified because ‘we can’ and our arrogance will possibly be our future undoing.
Christmas has become nothing more than an exercise in consumerism or rather an end of year blow out not for our benefit, but for the multi nationals who rely on a few weeks of sales to make a profit. I like every other person grudgingly accepts this and yet does nothing about it. However, I want the idea of Christmas to change to where it should be… and its not for the benefit of any company. Real compassion and love for each other and nature and it should last the whole year (and a day) and not just for Christmas. Does anybody actually think beyond what they will get for Christmas and whether the Turkey will taste good?
Whilst there are many good things today they don’t outweigh what is fundamentally wrong. People have no real power to change anything that the minority decides is ‘best’ for us all. Religions corrupted hundreds of years ago through greed of power and people turned against people in the name of their God and 2,012 years later I can’t imagine that Jesus is very happy.
© Stewart Weir 2012
Homeless, London © Stewart Weir 2012
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas”. Calvin Coolidge