Subversion

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Back when my oldest son was little, his grandparents sent him a Christmas movie, and watching it with him, I got to thinking. Did you know that everything a fellow needs to know about subversion can be learned from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town?”

You remember that old special, right? It used to come on once a year back in the three channel days. This was big time entertainment back then, up there with Rudolph. It is the story of Santa Claus, or at least, it was someone’s story of Santa Claus.

If you’ll recall, there are two towns in the movie: the elf town where Santa is raised, and Somber Town, which is on the other side of the Mountain of the Whispering Winds, where the Winter Warlock lives.

To make a long story short, the elves are toy makers, but they can’t get their toys to Somber Town where the children are. Santa volunteers to take them there. The fun begins when he arrives.

Santa meets a bunch of kids in Somber Town and starts to hand out toys, but the kids won’t take them. Then a school teacher comes out and scolds Santa. She points out that toys are impractical, unproductive, and worse- they are illegal.

Santa, of course, thinks it is just silly to make toys illegal. So, what does he do?

Does he go speak to the city council? Does he talk to the mayor (Burgermeister Meisterburger)? Does he start a petition amongst the citizens to get the law changed?

No. He simply ignores the law. “It’s a silly law”, he says, and he hands out toys anyway, including giving one to the teacher, who then decides she agrees and begins to ignore the law as well.

Can you imagine? Teaching children that it’s okay to just… ignore a law… just because you disagree with it? Why, it’s bloody madness! The Rule of Law must stand!

If this sort of thing were allowed to go on, the next thing you know, you’d have juries overturning verdicts, simply because they thought the law shouldn’t apply. Is that what you want? People making decisions for themselves? Juries standing up to judges?

It’s no wonder they stopped airing these vile shows. Of course, that’s not even the worst of it. In the whole film, there’s not a single minority, and global warming isn’t even discussed. Worst of all, same sex couples were not shown even one time.

Thank God these abominations are off the air. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go set my DVR to record “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Lesbian Love Affair”, coming on tonight.

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