Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hitler: 'The Grinch Who Tried To Steal Christmas'

1938 Nazi Xmas stampAs we approach Christmas, will your family be unwittingly singing paganised carols, or hanging Nazi decorations on your tree?
Research has discovered that the Nazis worked hard to delete all references to Christ from Christmas! Hitler's plan was to remove the emotional ties of the Church and merge Christmas into a Julfest, a celebration of winter and light which drew on pagan traditions. Some of their changes are still in use today!
Here's a 1939 Nazi "educational article", spinning the focus towards the winter solstice.Nazi Xmas tree decorations
And there's still a vile connotation associated with the swastika, even though its origins pre-date the Nazis' inverted version by many centuries.
(In fact it's a very religious symbol commonly used by Buddists and Hindus, and has been utilised by China, England, Greece and even North American Indians throughout the past 3,000 years to represent
CocaCola's 1942 version of Santa, far more effective at world domination than the Nazis!life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.)
But one American woman was recently shocked to find what she regarded as a Nazi symbol all over a roll of gift wrapping!
Still, when it comes to marketing, propaganda, spin (call it what you will), most of us buy into the 'red-dressed hearty rotund fella' image wholeheartedly, don't we?
At least Coca-Cola is not as damaging as the Nazis!

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