Is Christmas About Good Will or Good Grief?

 

I just saw one of the most deeply disturbing things I’ve ever seen on television last month.

 

This is how it was shown on television. 

 

 

Brian Williams reported on the evening news: “If you had tickets for the Oprah Winfrey show for any day of this year, this was the day you wanted. Audience members needed a wheelbarrow to take home all their stuff from ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’.”

 

How could you look at this and not know immediately what is so rotten to the core about this country?

 

 

This is America’s real religion, folks.

 

Greed.

 

People pretend to go nuts for Jesus at evangelistic and charismatic church events. The pentacostals are faking it. They put on a really good show about how excited they get when the preacher comes around and miraculously heals their affliction with a smack on the noggin.

 

 

No one really talks in foreign languages they didn’t take the time to learn. I mean come on. Really? How stupid do they think we are?

 

But the people on Oprah’s show. Now this is real. Oh yes. It’s as real as you copping a squat in your bathroom after a big Thanksgiving meal and a few brewskies.

 

They really are going ballistic about getting 3-D television sets, kitchen appliances, sparkly boots, 7-day cruises, and new cars.

 

Now, who wouldn’t want to parade around town in a $175 pair of gaudy boots from Oprah’s show? You have to show everyone else how superior you are because they cost so much, right? You can’t just wear any old pair of cheap ass galoshes!

 

This is why everything with real meaning in America gets sucked down into a hole. Because what people really value is acquiring more and more crap.

 

People walking out of the studio with bags of stuff after the show.

 

Blondie Moneybags is “pissed” because people were walking out of the studio with shopping bags and not her. And of course, the camera was pointed right at her when she said it, because, you know, television ratings. It was so important to show on camera that Oprah had to comment on it afterward in a video. Isn’t that just hilarious? I’m havin’ such a knee slap over this right now. (Someone give me a barf bag please!)

 

Oprah’s show claims to be about spirituality. If it was, then wouldn’t she tell her screaming worshipping flock to sit down and stop losing their your minds over material stuff?

 

Be sure to get your 15 seconds of ugly crying face gushing on national television, ladies! Because, isn’t that what the Christmas holiday spirit is all about? Going ape shit over material crap?

 

I don’t really know what spirituality means, but I’m pretty sure that if tears of joy are streaming down your face over getting a sweater, then you obviously don’t know what it means either.

 

I wish you great speaking events and outstanding presentations for 2018. Let’s show everyone where value really comes from. Speak from the heart and let your voice be heard.

 

Merry Christmas, and always keep leaping forward my friend.

 

NJ

 

Cover Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador

 

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