This Holiday Season, Remember: Peace comes through Awareness
Worldwide, the mass commercialization of the holiday season is hitting a fever pitch as people who are indebted, facing foreclosure and unable to make ends meet are told to spend, spend, spend to help the economy and spread festive cheer. The paradox is clear: spend money you don't have in order to save the economy that was cruelly and fraudulently bankruptedon your behalf. And do it with a merry smile.
For all but the 1%, this is a tall order, indeed.
Regardless of belief, geography or history, there is something special about this time of year when we look back on our accomplishments of the past months and consider how to face the future. Optimism is sorely lacking in this day and age and the festive spirit is a hard pill to swallow for many families worldwide this holiday season who are grappling with financial pressures and the prospect of ever-increasing militarization across the globe. While taking stock of a year that has been plagued by illegal war, humanitarian crises and financial degradation, many are feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders.
If there is to be hope for peace, however, it has to come through responsible engagement, through active and thoughtful social participation and above all, through real awareness.
Therefore, we have a suggestion for you this holiday season: instead of bleeding your bank accounts on disposable commodities that are obsolete before the red ribbon is even off the package, why not help others understand the workings of the world so that they can feel empowered in taking steps toward, real sustainable peace? And how about doing it for little to no cost?
For starters, Global Research offers you three of our best-selling titlesin PDF format, which can be purchased for far less than the cost of a book and emailed directly to you without creating unnecessary waste.
Our newest title and the first in the Global Research E-Book series is a timely collection by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, entitled "Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War". This new E-Book strives to forcefully reverse the tide of war, challenge the war criminals in high office and the powerful corporate lobby groups which support them.
Two other titles by award-winning author Michel Chossudovsky are PDF versions of the best-selling books, "The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order", which includes lucid explanation and cogently argued critique of the fundamental directions in which our world is moving financially and economically, as well as "America's 'War on Terrorism'", which blows away the smokescreen, put up by the mainstream media, that 9/11 was an "intelligence failure".
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This holiday season, give yourself and your friends the gift of awareness!
As a bonus, don't forget the first FREE Interactive Reader from Global Research: "Libya and "The Arab Spring": Neoliberalism, "Regime Change" and NATO's "Humanitarian Wars"", a comprehensive collection by top Global Research contributors Michel Chossudovsky, Finian Cunningham and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. Be sure to bookmark it for yourself and pass it along to others!
This holiday season, as with every day that goes by, our wish is for peace, and it is our hope that in exposing media lies and spreading the truth, we'll come closer to welcoming the New Year with true hope and optimism.
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