Tag Archives: Christmas

Saturday Matinee: Kate (the Kate Bush Christmas Special)

I Think About This a Lot: Kate Bush’s 1979 Christmas Special By Alexis Garcia Source: The Cut Am I alone in thirsting for normalcy when Christmas rounds the corner? No matter how contrarian I fancy myself to be, once local … Continue reading

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What If the Christ Child Had Been Born in the American Police State?

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the … Continue reading

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The Child That Christmas Forgot: How Would Jesus Fare in the American Police State?

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Once upon a midnight clear, there was a child’s cry, a blazing star hung over a stable, and wise men came with birthday gifts. We haven’t forgotten that night down the centuries. … Continue reading

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This holiday season, American workers have little to celebrate

By Danny Haiphong Source: Intrepid Report Every year, much of the U.S. population celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas to show appreciation for their families and friends. Thanksgiving normalizes the colonial origins of the United States and erases the brutality of the … Continue reading

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And So This Is Christmas

By David Swanson Source: Let’s Try Democracy Christmas Day. Very late on this day and into the morning of the 26th in 1776, George Washington led a surprise night crossing of the Delaware River and bloody pre-dawn attack on unarmed hung-over-from-Christmas … Continue reading

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Jesus Was Born in a Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Jesus is too much for us. The church’s later treatment of the gospels is one long effort to rescue Jesus from ‘extremism.’”—author Gary Wills, What Jesus Meant The Christmas narrative of a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rare Exports

“Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” (2010) is a Finnish holiday horror satire written and directed by Jalmari Helander. Combining Santa folklore with “The Thing”, the film explore the dark side of Christmas through the eyes of  Pieteri, a kid who discovers … Continue reading

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Santa, the Reindeer Shaman

By Jerry B. Brown Ph.D. and Julie M. Brown M.A. Source: Reality Sandwich The following is excerpted from The Psychedelic Gospels by Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D. and Julie M. Brown, M.A., published by Inner Traditions.  On Christmas Eve, when the streets are … Continue reading

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