International

A religion-free Christmas?

Nov 28th, 2016 | By | Category: International

Walking through the shopping centre, the unmistakable sound of The Fairytale of New York filled the air. If there were ever an anti-consumerist Christmas anthem, it must be it: two drunks without a cent to spend sharing their dreams on a cold and bleak Christmas morning, not much scope for success by slick advertising campaigns.

The need to constantly reinvent our consumerist culture underlines its essential futility. Despite there being no Thanksgiving holiday, advertisers decided there would be a “Black Friday.” Even the primary school class last week complained about …