Fox reporter issues apology for claiming Santa is not real.
As the bullshit “War on Christmas” continues, the religious right has let it be known that they are not fucking around. Not only will they continue to fight against any heathen bastard who dares to mock the creator of the universe during this season of peace, but they will devour their own for the slightest infraction against the collective.
Last night at 9 PM, Robin Robinson of Chicago’s FOX affiliate summed up what I understand about the reality of the holidays.
“Santa is a symbol of the generosity of the season. You go sit on his lap and we’ll take a picture. But he’s not coming down the chimney, he’s not eating those cookies, he’s not bringing you anything!”
And you know what, that understanding, that Santa is just a metaphor for the spirit of kindness and giving is what I love about our American winter solstice consumerism jamboree.
I think my parents had me duped into believing that old Saint Nick was real until I was around 6 when I discovered the hiding place for the presents, conducted an inventory, and compared my numbers to what was below the tree on Christmas day. But the revelation that Christmas is more than the rampage of a fat serial home invader or the “birthday” of some deity that was juxtaposed to the 25th in order to appease a large number of barbarian pagans that some Romans were trying to convert was, and still is, a wondrous thing.
The holidays are a reminder that we, as a people, are capable of not being constantly shitty towards one another, and that is beautiful.
But that explanation is not good enough for FOX.
Inundated by the angry calls of jackasses who believe that the propagation of a huge lie is more important than a deeper understanding of what it means to be a member of modern society, Robin had to issue an on-air apology.
Take that reason! Sigh, the war over the holidays which brings out everything that the holidays remind us NOT to do rages on and the stupid, the stupid, it burns.
(Source: The Blaze)