Barbara H. Peterson
Farm Wars

‘Tis the season to shop ‘til we drop, forget corporate greed, and spend like there is no tomorrow. ‘Tis the season to put aside all of our concerns about poisoned Chinese imports, and give in to the pressure from family and peers to celebrate with no thought for what we will have to give up to satisfy our craving for acceptance. After all, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you are a Grinch! Well I say, Grinch THIS! 

Corporate America counts on Christmas sales to stuff its purse, and place Americans in holiday debt. In fact, Christmas is the main shopping event that generates more revenue for Corporate America than any other time of the year. So the question is, why do we give in every year to this push to create more debt when any other time of the year we protest against it? What makes Christmas shopping an exception? Could it be that we have been manipulated by the mass media? Naw, couldn’t be! A manufactured holiday, promoted by Corporate America, the Corporate Church, and almost everyone we know and love? Must be a conspiracy theory. But wait, isn’t the push for 9-11 truth a conspiracy theory also? Hmmm…how about a push for Christmas truth? What about a commission to study the effects of Christmas?

How can we, as a nation, wrestle our economy from the grip of greedy corporations when we play into their hands every year? Why do we buy their lies this time of year while rejecting them the rest of the year? How can we stop the cycle of debt? How about this: a nationwide boycott of Christmas purchases. Boy, wouldn’t that put a crimp in corporate profits.

Shop if you want to, but I for one, will not comply. I will not give in to the corporate push to place my family in jeopardy by rushing to the nearest Walmart, plastic in hand, to purchase yet another unwanted gift that will be thrown in a closet, or recycled for next year. So I repeat, Grinch THIS, corporate America!


War on Christmas


Copyright 2007 Barbara H. Peterson

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26 Responses to “‘Tis the Season: Grinch THIS, Corporate America!”

  1. ray says:

    Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, here’s what Jeremiah said of thee: (not forgetting that the prophet Jeremiah lived about 650 years before Yeshua was born even)
    Jeremiah 10 American Standard Version (ASV)

    10 Hear ye the word which Yehovah speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

    2 thus saith Yehovah, Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the nations are dismayed at them.

    3 For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.

    4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

    5 They are like a palm-tree, of turned work, and speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.

  2. NW Native says:

    The Waltons and others of their tribe stand around their cash registers and day after Christ’s Mass and sing: “What a friend we have in Jesus”.

  3. janedoenut says:

    12 Years Saturnalia Free.

  4. Eileen McMahon says:

    You are not the Grinch for telling the truth. That is just the branding pressed into service by the mind-controlling media on anyone that points out what’s wrong with Christmas. From commercial overdrive to a complete phoney non-Bible holiday masquerading as the real deal, there are lots of people who don’t want the truth out there. Lots of “stakeholders” would lose big if people stopped celebrating this fake holiday. The biggest joke to me is those who say “OH NO…’they’ are trying to take the Christ out of Christmas!”. Christ was never in it to begin with, and that is an indisputable fact the organized denominations have covered up for centuries. Keep telling the truth my dear…God loves it and so do we.

  5. sam smithers says:

    There never was a Christ in Christmas! It is all a fraud based on Saturnalia (check out church history!). Jesus was born in Sept or Oct, not December. Two years ago we found this to be true, we have small kids and we stopped celebrating it altogether since all the traditions stem from idol worship. The kids understood completely and are not in the least upset by it (4-10 yrs old). Since it purports to be worshipping Jesus by using calendar dates and traditions of idol worship, we had to stop due to conscience. (if you don’t think God cares even if you have good intention, check out what happens when his chosen people tried use the alter of an idol to worship Him. They repurposed it and He rejected everything they did. Thanks Barbara for spreading the truth. It is not just the commercialization that is bad. Yes..we are very sorry we have been duped so long…and very happy that we learned the truth. We don’t need Madison Avenue to tell us when to have a family day or when to celebrate the Lord’s Birth. The deception is huge.

  6. G! says:

    If one looks into the origins of Christmas, it becomes obvious that it has almost nothing to do with Salvation and Jesus Christ. I look at the day as spending quality time with children and grand children. We decorate minimally.

    We stopped buying presents last year. The adult children get food from our bounty. Husband and I have a large skill base, and make the G’kids gifts. Last year I knitted scarves and hats for the grandchildren. Over the year, Husband and I made the grandchildren birthday gifts. The adults get token gifts, such as ten dollars and an unusual chocolate bar.

    The caveat is that purchases must be made. It may be sand paper, fabric, or other supplies. The challenge is to make a gift that costs, in supplies, as little as possible, but create a quality product. The grandchildren ususually are very impressed that the gift “looks store bought.” (Store bought is the standard. ;)

  7. James says:

    I was just saying this yesterday.
    Butthis has to be a constant effort not JUST one holiday a year.
    STop supporting those that work against us, STOP BUYING CRAP!

  8. ray says:

    I gave up Christmas years ago having researched the origins of it. When you see the truth it really does set you free. Free from the fraud of it all. Free from beginning the calendar year with a mountain of unnecessary debt. I’ll happily wear my Grinch hat…. it’s the cap that fits:)

  9. anonimuz perzun says:

    We thank you for initiating this action.

    In these times of unprecedented corporate greed it is only right that people regain their rightful position as the deciders of their lives.

    Remember Christmas for what it is, not for what the consumer corporations have manipulated it to be.

    Let the gift from the heart replace the gift made by corporate en-slavers.

  10. patrick rich says:

    Hey, I’m joining Ma and Barbara, The Grinching Gals. Hit em where they feel it, the pocket. I just last week got a Credit union account and am Divesting from Rockefeller and Morgans Grip right now, should be complete at beginning of next month which coincides with my Birthday, and I just now thought ” Hey Another New Beginning”. Peace to you All. Revolt,Rebel,Resist,Defy

  11. Grinchin’ it all the way, Ma! No mega-corporation is getting one cent of Christmas profit from me.

  12. Ma Foss says:

    I’m loving this!! I too will not buy!! This year all presents are coming from things we produced on our farm, maple syrup, cider, goat cheese, soap, lotions etc. I refuse to walk into Walmart!!! If we are Grinching it, I’m right behind you!!

  13. Zang says:

    Christmas colours used to be green and white until cocacola took over and changed it to red and white !Corporate takeover.

  14. hutch says:

    i tried to boycot xmas a couple of times. i just kept the spirit and left out the presents. i was immeadiately branded the grinch. scrooge and a couple of others. good luck with that PEER PRESSURE.

  15. Mary says:

    No need to boycott Christmas. Help boost the local economy by doing all your shopping at small businesses.

  16. Val says:

    At last the fog lifts from the way we have commercialized the birth of our Lord. Don’t just stop with Christmas though. Think back on all the crap we’ve been duped into thinking we needed throughout our lives. How much stuff (especially Xmas gifts) end up either at rummage sales, salvation army donations, or most likely in our landfills. I wish I had 10% back on the dollar. Smarmy marketeers have been very successful into brainwahing the sheeple!

  17. melissa says:

    if its a con .. its conspiracy said the government

  18. Abe says:

    This is why every year (last 12) I give my home made salsa that I made from scratch. This means from tilling to canning, all by hand! People know how much time I have into this and they do really appreciate it. 100% organic and NO GMO’s! What better way to say you care?

  19. Toddy sweetcakes says:

    Bah humbug! Maybe instead of presents you could donate the money that you would have spent on your family to a charity in their name! Or help out a homeless person by feeding them down at the local homeless shelter. Give people who have nothing something to fell good about this season. Buy them a gift card to a grocery store. I doubt we are going to boycott grocery stores! Right miss Grinchy?!

    This holdiay seaon I’m going to do something different; I’m going to sponsor a rich family! Oh wait I did that in 2008 when I bailed out the bankers. Never mind.

  20. Scrooge says:

    Yeah Vday is such a joke. A cruel one due to all the widows, widowers and those recently dumped. I say we totally boycott that holiday in the upcoming year for these reasons to. We have time if we spread the word now. No cards, no root canal causing, hip expanding, HFC ladden candy, nothing. Let’s call it OCC. Occupy Card Companies. They have no right to push so many holidays when they are all out to screw us while they make billions from us multiple times of year.

  21. amicus curiae says:

    I stopped buying cards years ago, maybe 20?
    I prefer to find /make/snaffle at auctions etc things for friends that they dont get at xmas but as they need them.
    I dont DO xmas or easter or valentines or any of the drivel pushed by the commercial industry. its all a scam and a waste of time and effort.

  22. Scrooge says:

    I totally agree. Especially in light of all the abuse OWS has suffered by the Banksters in NY as of late. I think it should be said to, that the majority of people who make so much money off of Christmas aren’t even Christian and they hate Christians. This holiday is just another way Christians are used by them.

  23. Scott says:

    When someone asks me what I’d like for Christmas, I say, “make me a plate of cookies!” Just make cookies for your friends and family. They’ll love ya for it!

  24. korkord says:

    Xmas and all films Adam Sandler…

  25. Pat says:

    I thought I was entirely alone in this kind of thinking! Thank you and AMEN!

  26. bro-grinch says:

    amen….repeat as lon as it takes