The War on Christmas includes various articles ranging from political, social and satire. Contributing writers are Tom Hughes, Jamshid R. Davis, and Shane Thayer. Art contributions from Justin McCollum and Shane Thayer.
I’m really proud of the layout and the content on this one. It inspired me to go back and revise the first issue, so that will be coming soon.
What’s in it? Here is the table of contents:
A Christmas Tale
Who Will Fight The War on Christmas?
A Flock of Starling
On Rightwing Libertarianism
The Current Crisis
Consumerism, rationalism, libertarianism and much more are tackled in this issue. It doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy this. Christmas just seems to be the perfect place to talk about consumerism, and good old American Values. Just remember we are unashamedly Anti-Capitalist and some takes may not be everyone’s cup of tea on our way to abolishing Capitalism.
The following writings are the product of trauma brought about by sanctioned state violence. Subjects inside this zine may be triggering for many.
Entrepreneurs, politicians, corporate capitalist, and political class folks often show their faces in political spaces where folks are organizing. They come seeking votes or a consumer base. Capitalist and political public relations, marketing and propaganda is good at expropriating the language of resistance to package up a watered down benign image of resistance that is palatable to the existing power structure and profitable to the propertied classes.
Preachers, political candidates, and startup tech bros push into these spaces, trying to divert them to their own agendas, looking to expand their market base.
They expropriate, defang and sell us a watered down copy that serves them. Class war fights on the battlefield of Hegemony for the submission and compliance of the proletariat to the bourgeoisie for their personal profit.
Non-profits funnel resistance into acceptable banality.
Just be cautious because they will not hesitate to use their power of capital and institutions to further exploit any real efforts at organizing for their personal power and financial gain. Capitalism is insidious.
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