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Christmas has come and gone and what a strange one it was. In the past there have been debates about “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays” in an attempt to appease each and every human on the planet and to be more inclusive (read: politically correct).
That, however, was simply not enough. Not for some of us at least. No, this year we had to take the debate to another level based upon something a talking head said on a cable news show.
The uproar began with the remarks Megan Kelly made on her show that Santa Claus and Jesus are white, much to the chagrin of those that think otherwise. Kelly stated on her show “And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white” and she continued by saying “Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too.”
Kelly was responding to a suggestion by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled “ Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore” and went on to recommend that a more race neutral icon such as a penguin become the new face of Christmas.
Let us review the past year. We are still involved in two major conflicts in the Middle East which to date have cost thousands of American lives and an estimated 4 trillion (that’s Trillion, with a T) dollars. Our economy is still struggling and jobs are scarce, unless you count the part time, low paying jobs that Obamacare is creating as you read this.
The Congress, including both major political parties, is in the process of throwing military veterans, many of whom are seriously ill or injured due to their service to this nation, under the bus by cutting their cost of living allowances in the latest budget deal.
With all this going on and no relief in sight we as Americans find it absolutely essential to debate the racial characteristics of two mythical personages.
Is it any wonder that our society is in deep reindeer poo?

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