Bad Santas in New Zealand--Born Again Santas Attack Walmart
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
The war over Christmas rages on. It always was thus. Theft and riots, paganism vs puritanical aesthetes. This war is particularily pathetic since all one has to do is imitate Jesus if one wants to have that. Of course, this means acting like the original St. Nicholas which is boring since all he did was go to prison, starve himself and give away everything he owned. Sort of like a guy named "Jesus."
A group of religious protesters demonstrated outside a Wal-Mart superstore Saturday, hoping to turn away customers by calling attention to the retailer's decision to use "happy holidays" rather than "merry Christmas" in its seasonal advertising.The picuture here has to be seen to be believed:
But even shoppers who agreed with the protesters weren't willing to interrupt their quest for holiday deals.
"I believe in Christ, and I don't like the use of 'xmas' or the use of 'happy holidays,'" said Steven Van Noy, 39, as he left the store loaded down with packages. "The bottom line is that they had what I needed at Wal-Mart, so I went to Wal-Mart to buy it."
Why is this man wearing a Santa suit and waving the "War on Christmas" book doing this? The red coated, fat, furry Santa has absolutely zero to do with the pro-Christian mythologically inspired but rather real person, St. Nicholas who gave away money to save people such as giving a father money so he wouldn't put his daughters in a whore house, for example. Unlike the present crop of Christians who seem to think Christmas is all about saying "Merry Christmas" while dropping bombs on Muslims! And shopping for one's own self and family.
According to the Catholic EnyclopediaSt. Nicholas was a thin aesthete who died in early December in the mid 350s and he lived in Lycia, Asia Minor, not the north pole. He was a thin, intense bishop, not a fat, jolly man hanging around elves churning out toys, indeed, he probably didn't approve of toys at all in any way, shape or form, much less eating candy canes and sugar plums. Indeed, the early Church was big on denial of comforts and fasting!
But in 1087, some wily Italian merchants stole his body (they took whatever wasn't nailed to the floor just like Norse traders who found it more lurcative to loot, too) and transplanted it into Italy where the much nicer incarnations of old Kris Kringle was created. The insane man demonstrating against Walmart should be screaming at the shoppers to not buy any presents but to give to the poor only that is who shops there, for the most part. Actually, he should be in front of the higher end stores doing that but he isn't and he won't and you can bet, he will be arrested and beaten into the ground if he did dare do that.
It is all fake. Now for the other half of the Santa yin/yang yazoo:
These men are another manifestation of A Clockwork Orange ethos. Namely, disturbed, alienated, drunken louts roaming about in gangs, looking to mock the bourgoise pretentions of stuffy normality. This insane sort of behavior is rather amusing only if you are watching from afar, it is no fun to be the victim of such creepy men.
A group of 40 drunken people dressed in Santa Claus outfits went on a rampage through New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, robbing stores, assaulting security guards and urinating from highway overpasses.
The rampage, dubbed "Santarchy" by newspapers, began early yesterday afternoon when the men, wearing ill-fitting Santa costumes, threw beer bottles and urinated on cars from an overpass, said Auckland Central Police's Noreen Hegarty.
She said the men then rushed through a central city park, overturning garbage bins, throwing bottles at passing cars and spraying graffiti on office buildings.
A number of countries that were part of the dead British Empire have problems with detached males running amok. In England itself, they plague football games and run around in public, harrassing and intimidating other residents. They hate foreigners yet haven't the faintest idea about how they were the foreigners who took over a number of countries to run them as they pleased. So, like all dying imperil powers, the populace becomes brutal and angry and takes things out on helpless victims rather than pull up and do something useful.
They won't be sent into imperial battles to kill off or tame the excess male population so the problem grows worse each generation.
In America, we are following the same path which is why we recruit more and more overseas, handing over our miltary to mercenaries just like England did in its final years. We fret about our comforts even as we show irritability about the whole thing and go more and more into thrill seeking that is aimless and painful. The riots wracking Australia this winter are due to the same sort of thing: the populations of previous imperial population flows clashing over receeding resources. Like in America, the social safety net is being withdrawn and instead of understanding why this is happening, the population joins the leaders on imperialist adventures they can't afford in places like Iraq and then recoil when the side effects of this cause malfunctions at home.
Both England and Australia couldn't wait to join in the imperial looting expedition in Iraq that has turned into a hyper expensive rout. They aren't paying even 1% of the burden of this mess in troop losses or money but they are shrunken artifacts and can't even sustain this miserable bit of imperial misadventuring without losing a lot at home.
If England and Australia chase out all immigrants, they won't be stronger, they will be weaker since the weakness is internal, the arrogance of imperialism has cause terminal mental rot as the populace is unable to understand, they no longer lead the world and can make the world work for them. Note how busy the Asians are in reorganizing themselves and taking over business and diplomatic affairs! Our adventures have turned us into beggars at Asia's gates.
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