Both are widely observed gift-giving holidays that fall in December, but the similarities stop there.
ed note--key to understanding just how we have gotten ourselves into the mess we are in resides in our understanding of how the 'by way of deception, we shall make war' protocol on the part of Judea, Inc is applied, not only in spreading deliberate lies, untruths, and disinformation, but as well, in depicting situations in such a way where vital information is missing, similar in many respects to sketching a picture of a wolf where its mouth is closed and thus its teeth are missing.
Indeed, as our Hebraic author states, Hanukkah falls in December. Also, as our Hebraic author states, Hanukkah celebrates that historical event when the Jews revolted against the the Greek King Antiochus.
But, just as it is true that Purim is a yearly Judaic celebration typified by costumes, pastries and drunken revelry, there is the dark side of it all that is deliberately kept out of earshot and eyeshot of Gentiles who might just learn a thing or 2 about their Judaic counterparts that could prove problematic to the 'balance of power' that presently exists which favors Jewish interests.
Hanukkah does indeed celebrate the war against the Greek King Antiochus, but this 'liberation' was not as much against 'Greek rule' as it was against Greek culture and civilization. After Alexander the Great introduced the more enlightening and liberating aspects of Hellenization to the Levant region and along with it, a culture that was devoid of the paralyzing effects of the 613 Laws of Moses that served as the 'constitution' of sorts for Judea, many Jews embraced this new-found freedom and abandoned their Judaism.
The result was that the Jewish priestly class that has always (to this day) lived parasitically off of the productivity of the Jewish working class saw the eventual elimination of their 'elevated' status and thus sought to bring an end to these new 'market forces' by fomenting a religiously-mandated reign of terror led by the Maccabees, prototype for and forerunners to today's ISIS. This group began their 'struggle for freedom' by massacring Jews who had embraced Hellenism and then afterwards, stealing for themselves the property and wealth of those they murdered. From there, they began expanding through bloody conquest the boundaries of what was at that time Judea and began what was in effect the 'Greater Israel' project that is part and parcel of what Israel is trying to do today.
In addition, the fact that the symbol of the modern Jewish state is the Menorah which also--by sheer coincidence, we can all rest assured--serves as the symbol of the Maccabean Massacre and of the entire 'Greater Israel' project should not be overlooked either, as Israel considers herself to be the modern day reincarnation of that yesteryear revolt against Greco/Roman influence. Read more of this post
Propaganda is the art of telling people what to think without them realising that’s what you are doing... - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Propaganda-is-the-art-of-telling-people-what-to-think-without-them-realising-that-s-what-you-are-doing.shtml
THE HANUKKAH HOAX - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/THE-HANUKKAH-HOAX.shtml