Comrade Santa

bigbrother‘Tis the season for culture warriors to contemplate the meaning of Santa Claus.  Jolly Saint Nick with his bag full of merchandise is seen as a shill for Consumerist Christmas.  He represents both materialism and secularism.

On the other hand, we might say that unearned gifts from Santa represent the largesse of the socialist state.  If you believe in that, you might as well believe in Santa Claus, too.

Jeremiah leans toward the socialist interpretation.  For one thing, Santa is dressed in red.  Then, there’s this:

He sees you when you’re sleeping.  He knows when you’re awake.  He knows if you’ve been bad or good.

That’s right.  Santa has omniscient surveillance.  He is, obviously, Big Brother from Orwell’s 1984.


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