Once again it’s that so-called most wonderful time of the year: Christmas. Now using this European holiday, I’m going to demonstrate the insanity that we fell prey to under this global system of White Supremacy.
We Africans work hard to get money. Especially during this time of the year, because we are compelled to do so. Indeed, during the holiday season the commercials put us in a state of panic and hysteria. “There’s only 20 days left to Christmas!!” “There’s only 10 days left to Christmas!!” We get possessed by this so-called Christmas spirit and feel like it’s a sacrilege not to celebrate it. So we join the bandwagon thinking it’s the right thing to do. We especially do so for the kids, because they are being told that if they are good and behave they will be rewarded. Therefore we have to make sure that they are not being left out. But for that, we need money.
Now, after working so hard, doing overtime, getting 2 to 3 extra jobs, spending money we don’t have, we wait until the babies go to sleep to put the gifts under the tree… And the next morning, when they wake up and look amazed by all the presents that WE placed under the tree, insanity takes over, and we say foolishly :”Hey baby, look at what Santa brought you!!!” But how can we say such a thing? There is no way in the world that an African in a right state of mind will work his butt off for his kids and give the credit to someone else. Especially not to a fat-hairy-red-suit-wearing-european.
To make matters worse, this holiday make us lie to our children for almost 10 years. We might think it’s a light thing but it’s not. This establishes in the child a distrust in anything else we say and then by the time that same child reaches adolescence we wonder why they don’t trust what we say and for what? To give credit to some “white” man?