Santa Comes To The Ghetto

The barbersBob White newhop was crowded and everybody was talking about Joy To The World, and saying and texting, I’ll see you at church and at the shopping mall.
Just Chillin put up his hand and said, “Let me tell you about a person who cannot see, but wrote the lyrics of a song that’s played every Christmas across North America and the civilized world. Listen carefully now. His name is Stevie Wonder. Remember that song we mentioned last time, just before the barbershop closed? It’s called Someday At Christmas. Here are the words.”

Someday At Christmas

Someday at Christmas men won’t be boys
Playing with bombs like kids play with toys
One warm December our hearts will see
A world where men are free
Someday at Christmas there’ll be no wars
When we have learned what Christmas is for
When we have found what life’s really worth
There’ll be peace on earth
Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmastime
Someday at Christmas we’ll see a land
With no hungry children, no empty hand
One happy morning people will share
Our world where people care
Someday at Christmas there’ll be no tears
All men are equal and no men have fears
One shining moment, one prayer away
From our world today
Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmastime
Someday at Christmas man will not fail
Hate will be gone and love will prevail
Someday a new world that we can start
With hope in every heart
Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmastime
Someday at Christmastime

Just Chillin continued: “Now, when you understand the words of this song written by the great Stevie Wonder, you could say and believe what you like, but a lot of people don’t believe you. Just turn on the 6 and 11 O’clock news… It’s not nice what you see.”
Dropout put up his hand and said, “I agree.”
School Boy said, “Why do you agree?”
“Look what’s going on with the Syrians, they need a place to live, but a lot of people don’t want them to come to Canada… They call them refugees. Well, the people in Canada are all refugees… Who is a Canadian, and what is a Canadian…? The only Canadians are living on the reserves. Check your history, not his-story (White Folks’)…”
Dropout continued, “Mary and Joseph were wandering, they couldn’t find a place to stay for the night, so they had to stay in a manger (a barn). [Here’s an anecdote: When the baby was born they didn’t have a name for him so one of the three Wise men slipped, and was falling he said, ‘Christ… Jesus Christ’. That’s how Jesus got his name.”
Money said, “I want to meet Jesus to ask him about the mess the world is in right now (2015)… Over 2 million people in prison in America, 300,000,000 guns, Donald Trump, Boko Haram, ISIS (They don’t like anybody, and ISIS do not manufacture guns somebody is selling them weapons.)…
Then I’ll ask Jesus about the young white boy who went into that predominantly Black church, prayed with Black people for almost two hours (they showed him LOVE). After the praying… he stood up with a gun and murdered 9 Black people. Before that, a white police shot a Black 8 times in the back; then walked back and picked up a Taser and put it next to the body… Would you have sacrificed yourself all over again when you see and know that nothing will ever change? I mean NEVER!”
Money said, “If there’s any peace in the world the stock market will crash. Because the stock market rules the economy, which thrives on instability.”
Rufus the barber said, “There’s no hope in the world, however Santa is coming to the ghetto. He’s brining his reindeer in the form of Wayne Yearwood, Trevor Williams, Shawn White, Otis and Howard Grant with Christmas baskets… You can always count on them to deliver for the Christmas holidays.”
“Now every year, “ said Money, “There’s a Christmas concert at Place des Arts with Dr. Trevor Payne and the Jubilation Choir. They are world-renowned. They always sell out at PDA. That’s because they have a brand name, like Coca-Cola, which is #1 in the world. Now don’t mistake what I said, they’re not #1 in the world, but they are #1 in Montreal. Dr. Trevor Payne used be in the churches, but not anymore. He now has a sponsor and promoter. It’s not a labour of love for Dr. Trevor Payne it’s a business. He’s doing it for the money. Because it’s all about the money,“ says Sean Coombs, aka Puff Daddy. And “next to oxygen it’s money,” said Albert Einstein.”
When you can sell out PDA, you’re very successful. Regardless of whether you like Dr. Trevor Payne or not he doesn’t care. He has people from Hampstead, Westmount… buying tickets…”
The Regulars of the Ways and Means Committee, said “Amen!”
Welfare Wesley put up his hand and said, “There are certain things I don’t understand. Why would people go to Jamaica for a holiday when they can get some of the best Jerk chicken in the world right here in Montreal. But they line up every Tuesday to buy KFC. If you Google KFC and read you’ll see what I mean. “
Welfare Wesley continued, “This is still 2015, but there’s something I still do not understand. PK Subban is a brother who plays for the Montreal Canadiens Hockey team. But there’s also another brother who plays for the team, Devante Smith-Pelly, and he does not look anything like PK Subban. He said, and I quote: “I wish when we’re on the road people would stop asking me if I’m PK Subban.”
And Money said, “You know the golden rule: Whoever has the gold makes the rules. And remember what Brian Wilde, the sportscaster for CTV said when the Canadiens were looking for a team captain: the world’s not ready for PK to be the captain. He said this on Radio CJAD 800 on the Barry Morgan Show. This is unfortunate in 2015. Translated: what Barry Morgan was saying is that ‘this is still a whiteman’s game.’ And when PK made that $10 million donation to the Children’s Hospital, which is unheard of in the NHL, he became one of the most disliked players in the league with the players and the referees, just because of the colour of his skin. That’s the real reason why they don’t want the Syrians in Canada. They’re not white Europeans. ”
Everybody in the barbershop said, “Amen!”

Crystal said, “Let’s make everything clear. The biggest holiday in the western world is Christmas. We’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. He was not a white European; he was nonwhite. He was born in Bethlehem; that’s not in Europe. And they called him the “King of the Jews.” He was not white.”
You gotta keep reading the CommunityCONTACT because it’s all about the truth. There are over 200 religions in the world and everybody claims they are the truth. But the only truth is found in the CommunityCONTACT. ”
[Little] Stevie Wonder; that’s my wish for Christmas.
And to you all, from the Ways and Means Committee at the barbershop, and all the other barbershops and beauty salons in Montreal:
Have a Great, Great Holiday. And show some LOVE to one another!