Capitalistmas tree CONTEST! Vote now!Watch
Please take just a couple of minutes to examine the two trees, and vote for the better one, according to these criteria:
1. How coherent it is (in terms of colours and materials).
2. How well it portrays 'Capitalistmas'.
3. Quality of materials.
4. How aesthetically pleasing it is.
I argue that a fake tree is better for the following reasons:
- It does not die and shed.
- It can be reused every year -- saving you money and enhancing the tradition.
- It can be wrapped up or dismantled and stored in a small space.
- It's light and portable.
- Its branches can be bent any way you like, to ensure maximum aesthetic experience and lack of 'empty' patches. It also means that you can bend them around decorations which may be impossible to put up otherwise.
- The leaves aren't sharp and don't prick you. You could hug this tree and it'd be fine. (Note: Due to risk of collision with decorations, hugging your Capitalistmas tree is not recommended.)
Full resolution: http://www.lulie.org/xmastrees/lulie2.jpg
This tree represents not vulgar consumerism, a fad that dies within the decade, but the real, piecemeal prosperity and flourishing that occurs when men are free to grow their own.
A real tree is better because:
- It's traditional. As Hayekian capitalists we should value tradition.
- Real trees smell marvelous, adding a whole new sensual dimension to the magic of Capitalistmas.
- It looks better. The pine needles and branches are more shapely, and the shade of green tends to be more attractive.
- It can be thrown away afterwards without guilt, so one doesn't have to keep a space in the cupboard for the tree. (The cost is insignificant, unless you're an impoverished Trotskyite.)
My competitor is wrong to think that real Christmas trees are 'sharp'. In fact the pine needles have rounded tips, and I have not once been pricked or otherwise made uncomfortable by a Christmas tree's branches.
Not really a fair comparison, there could be an even bigger, shinier dollar sign on top of the real tree.
Personally I prefer plastic trees as I am rather tight fisted, however considering how much capitalismas is about spending money for the sake of it, buying things people neither want nor need.
Does however keep the economy ticking over.
The plastic tree is better for oneself, the real tree is better for the whole economy in my very basic understanding of things.
<3 Waiting for the bus
Glad you like it, I love it
They're both so beautiful they bring a tear to my beedy little eye.