24 December 2017
Eat, Drink and Be Merry - Embrace Tradition, Reject Consumerism
SWPE doesn't have a specific religious policy, other than that we reject the manipulation of spiritualism by the Ruling Class. We view how people experience the spiritual as a purely individual and personal matter. It is true that we have moved away from a strict atheism which rejected all religion as a form of social control. We still reject any attempt to distort a yearning for understanding into a form of servitude and obedience. We have not watered down our opposition to the power of organised religion as a branch of the State, or as an extension of the Ruling Class. What we have come to accept is that people experience the world subjectively, and the non-material even more so. Therefore it is only right and proper to leave spiritual matters to the individual, with the exception being when the individual becomes a part of a mass which seeks to impose the will of its leaders on others.
At this time of the year there is a lot of pressure for people to get into debt to buy consumer junk for loved ones. This spiritually-devoid version of Christianity with its 'Santa Claus' nonsense, has become the very essence of social control which we stand in opposition to. The poorest of our people are preyed upon by the Capitalist vultures with adverts aimed at children, with endless films portraying the disappointment of not receiving the perfect gift, and with all manner of psychological manipulation designed to make people feel guilty if they do not spend vast amounts of money of material goods. This has become an annual ritual in the pseudo-religious deification of shopping. We reject this absolutely. It is an absolute outrage that people are judged on how much money they spend on others. Love does not have a Pound sign attached to it. We express our love and friendship through spending time together, enjoying each others company, keeping in touch, and many other ways.
Our motto for this time of the year is:
Eat, Drink and Be Merry. Do not go into debt to even One Penny
This motto encapsulate our belief in people and the relationships between us, as being of paramount importance. Those who have no problem with pouring guilt onto the poor, forcing our people deeper into debt to buy the plastic crap that they sell at a vast profit - those people are the enemy.
So whether you are celebrating Yule, Saturnalia, Mothers' Night, Sol Invictus, Christmas or another festival, or just having time off from the grind of work, we wish you all the very best.