Johnny Munkhammar skrev på denna blogg från 2004 till sin död 2012. Bloggen är upprätthållen som ett minne och som referens till Johnnys arbete av Johnny Munkhammars minnesfond.

This blog was operated by Johnny Munkhammar from 2004 until 2012 when he passed away. This blog is now in a memorialized state and operated by the Johnny Munkhammar fund.
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24/12/2004 10:44:16 am
Merry Christmas! Let me wish you a truly happy and restful Christmas with this quote by Ayn Rand, which I borrow from ny good friend and colleague Johan Norberg:
"The secular meaning of the Christmas holiday is wider than the tenets of any particular religion: it is good will toward men... The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: “Merry Christmas“ ? not “Weep and repent“. And the good will is expressed in a material, earthly form ? by giving presents to one?s friends, or by sending them cards in token of remembrance?
The best aspect of Christmas is the aspect usually decried by the mystics: the fact that Christmas has been commercialized. The gift-buying?stimulates an enormous outpouring of ingenuity in the creation of products devoted to a single purpose: to give men pleasure. And the street-decorations put up by the department stores and other institutions ? the Christmas trees, the winking lights, the glittering colors ? provide the city with a spectacular display, which only “commercial greed“ could afford to give us. One would have to be terribly depressed to resist the wonderful gaiety of that spectacle."

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