Santa Claus and his enemies

(Originally posted 24 December 2008)
Charles Addams

Charles Addams

Scholars ask, where did Santa Claus come from

Thomas Nast Cartoon

Thomas Nast Cartoon

Others ask the same question, and come up with other answers. 

Where did Santa Claus come from?  From the marketing department of the Coca Cola corporation!

Santa, 1939

Santa, 1939

Where did Santa Claus come from?  From racismSee how he treats his helper, “Black Pete.” 

Santa rides, Black Pete walks

Santa rides, Black Pete walks

Where did Santa Claus come from?  From the depths of Hell!  See his German alter ego “Krampus” below.

Another face of Santa- "Krampus"

Another face of Santa

 Of course, no discussion of Santa’s enemies is complete without reference to the Martians.   Below is a poster for the great film.

They never had a chance!

They never had a chance!

Oh and did I mention, Santa’s a Communist.  In fact, he is Karl Marx himself.

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5 Comments

  1. cymast

     /  December 27, 2008

    Claus rides and Pete walks. Who cares? People only care because Pete is black and Claus is white. If Claus was black nobody would mention it. Black people can walk as well as white people.

  2. cymast

     /  December 27, 2008

    Gee, I thought I was Satan . .

  3. acilius

     /  January 6, 2009

    You did? Gosh, you’re really low-key about it.

  4. acilius

     /  January 6, 2009

    Did the “Santa Claus is a racist” article strike you as a deliberate parody of Afrocentrism? It did me.

  5. cymast

     /  January 6, 2009

    “Being Satan” isn’t really something I brag about. I mean it isn’t something Satan would brag about. I would guess.

    That “Santa Claus is a racist” thing stuck me as a deliberate stupidity. The whole black/white thing is so played out decades ago.

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