Sunday, December 15, 2013

Prohibitions on Describing Race of Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus

The Left will tell you that "Race is a social construct".

That is, unless it is used to denigrate white people, then it's open season. Also, it certainly cannot be used to clarify the ethnic identity of a well-known (and good) individual or character if that means noting that he or she is white.

The Leftist playing the Saul Alinsky game, and this time it is about Santa Claus.

One of Alinky's Rules for Radicals directions is to always, always, ridicule the opposition. That of course is bad enough, but here we have a orchestrated and fully-feigned outrage at the simply act of noting that Santa happens to be a white man.

The sickest claim was that in Megan Kelly's case, one of the attackers, as part of his false accusations, pretended to be under the impression that she was ignorant about the "mythology" of Santa. Others affected to believe that she was racist.

Santa Claus is a name that has its origins is northern Europe, a region which has until very recently been populated almost solely by whites. There has never been a representation of Santa in those regions (which, since he is a character from that region, would be the representations that matter for purposes of identification) that portrays him as anything but a white man. In the country of his birth and life, he was known as  Nicholas of Myra. Myra is in modern-day Turkey, but at the time when he held the office of priest and bishop, that part of Asia was populated by Greeks, Romans, Cappadocians, and other peoples who were all white. There wasn't a single Turk within two thousand miles of that region at the time. Even if this had not been the case, Turks (although many of them certainly have a Mongol admixture), are mostly whites).

There is no historical basis for even pretending that St. Nicholas/Santa Claus could possibly be anything other than a white man.

We are under attack, not for racial issues per se, but for the new crime of speaking factually on the historical fact that someone is white.

This is a time to fight back against the war against truth, a war that employs censorship by fear.

"After touching off a firestorm of controversy [Note that there was no controversy, just some lies] over her suggestion earlier in the week that Santa is white, Megyn Kelly took on her critics Friday, reminding them that her comments were tongue-in-cheek.

“Humor is what we try to bring to this show, but that’s lost on the humorless,” Kelly said on “The Kelly File.” “This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular, the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst in people, especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel.”

The backlash began on Wednesday, when Kelly and several guests discussed on “The Kelly File” a Dec. 10 column by Slate writer Aisha Harris entitled “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore.” In the light-hearted piece, Harris suggested a penguin replace St. Nick as a Christmas mascot so as to appeal to children of all races.

“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white, but this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa,” Kelly said on Wednesday. “But Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it.”

In response, pundits blasted Kelly for her supposed ignorance about the mythology surrounding Santa, and some even went so far as to claim she was racist....."

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