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The enemies of Santa have no idea what they’re dealing with (via).

December 16, 2013admin 23 Comments »
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  • Diogenes Says:

    Is throwing up their hands and deliberately muddying the issue (http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2013/12/megyn-kelly-jesus-santa-black-white) the best these clowns can do? Santa isn’t real and his race can’t be designated, until we want to say he’s black?

    I’m having trouble finding the original article, but hee hee haw haw all the same.

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    Posted on December 16th, 2013 at 4:32 am Reply | Quote
  • Thales Says:

    St. Anselm must be rolling-over in his grave! It is trivially easy to prove that Santa is white: Santa is the Greatest Conceivable Gift-Giver, pathologically altruistic. The greatest demographic of pathologically altruistic individuals is white guys, thus the Great Conceivable Gift-Giver is a white guy. Santa is White, QED.

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  • VXXC Says:

    Black Santa?

    Blacks hand the pizza delivery guy $10.00 for a $9.99 pizza, then take the stance for the penny change.

    Actually Billy Bob Thorton is Black. So I guess it makes sense.

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    Posted on December 16th, 2013 at 11:43 am Reply | Quote
  • Hypothetical Says:

    Dear lords of northern darkness.

    “Only whites, suffering from pathological altruism, seem to tolerate the complete and deliberate sabotaging of their folkways. I, for one, am tired of it.”

    First, pathological altruism implies guilt at a subjective level. This is the very reason why when anyone mentions racism, white people get offended. This needs to stop. Racism isn’t intentional or individual, it’s systematic. Pathological altruism doesn’t even come close to accurately pinning the issue. None of the “cultural Marxist” ideologues working the game today actually do anything to fix racism – Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc. – all they can do is perpetuate the “myth of white guilt.” This notion of pathological racism, and white guilt, are certainly real factors in today’s society; but it won’t end racism, and I mean racism as it affects African Americans. Many people want to claim “reverse racism”; but there’s no such thing at the institutional level. Even if the popular media focuses on issues of race and even effects some kind of “white guilt,” there is still no example of systematic institutionalized racism perpetrated by blacks against whites.

    Second: the complete sabotaging of their folkways? I’m afraid our friend misunderstands the purpose of our so-called “folkways.” Folk traditions change. They aren’t static. We might experience some yearning nostalgia or anxiety when our traditions are threatened, but attempting to preserve them – particularly through appeals to racial purity – is the road to religious monopoly and fascistic dictatorship.

    I find it ironic that so many around here claim to possess the secret means of avoiding fascism, and yet this privileging of “folkways” is a fundamental principle of fascistic ideology.

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    admin Reply:

    You didn’t find the Santa is Odin thing entertaining?

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    Hypothetical Reply:

    That was lovely. My response was directed toward the blogger at Occam’s Razor, and the subject matter of his post.

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    peppermint Reply:

    okay, so what is racism?

    “systematic institutionalized racism perpetrated by Blacks?” Do you mean to imply that Blacks, individually or collectively, have agency?

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    Hypothetical Reply:

    I never meant to deny individuals their agency, black or white. People can harbor intentionally-formed racist thoughts toward those of other ethnicities, but this isn’t the kind of racism that’s discussed widespread in our society today. Racism, after the long process of slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow, has become systematically institutionalized. It embeds itself in our language and in our media representations. Due to the historical dynamics of such a process, the systematization has been detrimental to blacks. No such racializing process has taken place against whites.

    As much as we may want to repress the memory of racism and force it into the closet, convince ourselves it is no longer a problem, this is a fantasy. The only choice we have is to confront it and follow it through to the end. This will be a long, multigenerational process, and it’s very likely that some of our “folkways” will be changed because of it. But it’s the necessary thing to do if we want to overcome the conscience of racism.

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    admin Reply:

    Only groups afflicted by pathological altruism can be racist.

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    pseudo-chrysostom Reply:

    >Folk traditions change

    they can, or cannot, and how. the question is, wherefore?

    also, id like to point out that arguments concerning ‘white privilege’ are essentially other ways of saying white supremacy. lower castes lack the capacity to usurp or compete with higher castes, which must be convinced to willingly disenfranchise themselves.

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  • Handle Says:

    Meh. It’s just a stupid casting decision. Next time we can Othello played by a European or Lawrence of Arabia played by a Malaysian. U.S. blacks have been playing Santa for other blacks for generations. The earliest I can remember seeing it person was 30 years ago at a Christmas party for a black group at a restaurant. Mexicans too. The non-whites are used to it and have come to expect it in places where their numbers dominate.

    I remember the ‘Cleopatra was Black because, um, Africa!’ (as opposed to inbred Macedonian Greek) was popular for a while among blacks and made them feel better about ‘their’ ‘History’, and then it just faded out. This too will pass.

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  • northanger Says:

    Have a White Christmas!

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    Posted on December 16th, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply | Quote
  • VXXC Says:

    If Christ wasn’t Black, or at least very dark, he wouldn’t exist either.

    Buddha was quite White BTW…

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    roko's basilisk boxed set Reply:

    i’ve always imagined budda was a hindu.

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    Posted on December 16th, 2013 at 3:31 pm Reply | Quote
  • admin Says:

    I’d advise people to lighten up, but that could be misunderstood.

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    Handle Reply:

    Admin wins the internet for today.

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    VXXC Reply:

    Be Cool.

    Like Ice People.

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    Posted on December 16th, 2013 at 3:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • Aaron Says:

    Yes but Santa’s whiteness is only transitory as his altruism requires becoming black.

    The thing that is somewhat annoying is that Jesus certainly wasn’t white and that Santa as either a historical figure (St. Nick) or as cultural icon is white. But of course Fox News can’t help but give ammo to its bullies.

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  • Alex Says:

    In justice, it should be pointed out that the lady who wrote the article never suggested Santa Claus should be portrayed as a black man. She suggested he should be a penguin. “So let’s ditch Santa the old white man altogether, and embrace Penguin Claus—who will join the Easter Bunny in the pantheon of friendly, secular visitors from the animal kingdom who come to us as the representatives of ostensibly religious holidays. It’s time to hand over the reins to those deer and let the universally beloved waddling bird warm the hearts of children everywhere, regardless of the color of their skin..”

    Although given that Santa is known to reside at the North Pole, one might have thought a polar bear would have been more appropriate …

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    admin Reply:

    … with a bandaged head?

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    Alex Reply:

    Ho ho ho.

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    EdwardM Reply:

    “…join the Easter Bunny in the pantheon of friendly, secular visitors…” Ah, yes – the hare of the goddess Eostre, obviously secular. Then there’s her use of that secular word, “pantheon”…

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    Alex Reply:

    Don’t be too hard on her:

    “Correction, Dec. 10, 2013:This article originally misidentified penguins as mammals. They are birds.”

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