SANTA CLAUS IS GOING TO DROWN
It never fails. When I receive angry emails from listeners, they always seem to come from people who are trying to pin me to a political ideology. Some days I get emails telling me that I am right wing. They tell me that being right wing means that I am a hateful and joyless person. I am told that my conservative views make me a hypocrite and that when I speak, I am delivering hate filled messages.
At times I receive emails that say I am a liberal. I have learned that when I am a liberal, according to the emails, I am a nasty, immoral liar that supports homosexuals and Zionism. I am told that if I don’t talk a lot about the Federal Reserve then I most certainly am avoiding the conversation because I am being told by my Jewish superiors that I will be axed.
That is absolutely not the case.
To be frank, it is all absolute nonsense that I have to lean towards a certain political ideology in order to do a radio show about strange news stories, alleged cover-ups, conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.
It is estimated that 91% of all talk radio is right wing or conservative. With an over-saturation of one ideology, isn’t it valuable to somehow give a somewhat objective view of all of the information? That we can somehow have a view point that does not have to be political when we can see time after time that politics are reactionary and fatalist exercises that betray us every time we try to apply them to our lives?
I have said many times that what I do on my show is quite literally “old school” talk radio where all that is avoided or marginalized by the mainstream news is covered. Much of what I talk about seldom makes it to the networks and this is both an asset and a liability to what I do.
It is an asset only because I am proud of the hard work that me and my staff do to get you that unique story that will open your mind. It is a liability because if the mainstream never talks about it or if it just so happens to not be shared outside the circle of my audience, then it will wind up in the memory hole and not be remembered.
That is often the thankless part of what I do.
When many talk show hosts will tell you that they are giving you truth or fact even though it is opinion, I mix it all together along with the invitation to consider what I say and know that what I am trying to do is be honest with my thoughts and feeling and hopefully when the phone lines open we can hear what others feel and say without judging them politically.
There was a lot of controversy generated when I stated that the ‘War on Christmas’ was a political myth generated by Fox News and, while I still stand by that opinion, I was told that the bottom line is that Christianity is under attack – not Christmas.
While there is a tendency for Christian values to be challenged, and in the extreme cases Christians are being killed in other countries, there always seems to be a tendency for topics like the ‘War on Christmas‘ to dovetail into First Amendment interpretations such as the ‘separation of church and state‘ and whether or not it applies in the first amendment and whether or not nativity scenes, menorahs, or even statues of the ten commandments should be allowed in court buildings, schools or any other government building.
Well, the cynicism of the season rears its ugly head in matters like these and every once in a while there is a case where you have to stop and ask: How far do we go when it comes to the idea of religious plaques, sculptures and paintings in government buildings?
A New York City-based religious organization that calls itself The Satanic Temple, has offered to donate a monument on behalf of Oklahoma Satanists for display upon the capital grounds. The leaders of the Satanic temple wanted to point out that while the Oklahoma City Council has been trying to get bills passed allowing for religious icons in public places to promote what they call religious diversity, they would have to accept an Satanic monument.
The Satanists contend that they have a case to have the monument at the capital since they are a faith-based organization consisting of Theistic Satanists. They claim that if the bills and laws truly promote religious diversity then they should accept their monument.
It is not surprising that incidents such as these demonstrate that both political correctness and the way it breeds cynicism backfires at times and we realize that measures for religious diversity are not what they are cracked up to be and we tend to see cynical an fatalistic debates become the norm.
It can be compared to watching an ideology or a spirit that is supposed to be filled with cheer eat itself until all that is left is a shell of a thought that once had some value.
The idea of Christmas in all forms – both religious and secular – gets dashed on the rocks after it is thrown down by people who not only loathe Christmas but also loathe themselves and the humanity that surrounds them.
An example that illustrates my point is the latest public service announcement provided by the environmental group Greenpeace. The video features a disheveled Santa that looks more like Fidel Castro in a dimly-lit room. There is a flashlight on this Santa that looks menacing, telling children that because of “global warming” he is going to have to cancel Christmas. In the background, you can hear the dripping of water indicating that the North Pole is melting and that Santa and his elves may face the same fate of the so-called drowning polar bears.
Santa looks into the camera and says grimly:
“Regrettably I bring bad tidings. For some time now, melting ice of the North Pole has made our operations and our day-to-day life intolerable and impossible, and there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas.”
Santa continues with his grim announcement adding that he has written to world’s leaders such as President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He growls that they have responded with indifference, adding that “these individuals are at the top of my naughty list.”
Santa then scares everyone with his final warning that stockings may never be filled again “forever more.”
When I saw it for the first time, I was hoping that it would improve and become a humorous commercial. Instead it became a wanton attack on the childlike innocence that comes with the belief – or at least the mythology – that is magical about Santa Claus. I was ashamed and outraged that now Santa Claus was not able to escape the politically fatalist views of ‘global warmists.
I was thinking, would anyone see this as part of a war on Santa Claus, an icon that has had its share of unchallenged derision?
Can anyone see that this ad was just one more in a sick and sadistic series that indicates that – not only is global warming a poison science – but it also is an excuse to promote fatalism and death fetishism?
For another example, in the United Kingdom, an elaborate and violent advertisement produced by a group called “Plane Stupid” showed large polar bears being dropped from an airplane. The bears are graphically shown raining from the sky, slamming into buildings, hitting with a bloody splat on the pavement below and one even smashing into a gray Lincoln Continental. I had commented on the ads at a public gathering, after I was treated to a viewing in Washington state at an environmental awareness rally.
After the hideous display of death on the screen, it was explained that the whole purpose of the ad campaign was to illustrate that 880 pounds is the average weight of a healthy polar bear and that every plane flight emits about 880 pounds of carbon-dioxide when it flies over.
I guess the metaphor was lost on many people because they were offended by the carnage depicted on the screen. Sometimes imagery can overwhelm the message. That is why it is important to note that the advertisements depicting death does nothing to further the movement or even the so-called science. It is nothing more than a cynical and hateful smack in the face by death fetishists that marvel at the death and carnage. They love to paint a dark side with no solution.
There was also the 10/10 ad controversy where on October 10, 2010, Sony advertising pulled their support of an environmental campaign that lasted only a day because of how bloody and graphic they ads were. The ads once again make a clear statement that many people within the environmental movement are sadistic and resort to death fetishism to make their point. The series of videos supports a coercive “groupthink” mentality by saying “there is no pressure” to support the pseudo science of global warming however if you choose not to follow the group you will be decimated.
The first in a series shows a teacher talking to her students about the ’10:10 Movement’. She encourages her students to do things like recycle, reduce car usage, insulate houses, use energy efficient light bulbs, and take the train instead of planes. The students seem enthusiastic enough, but two students seem to be skeptical. When class is about to be dismissed she pulls away some papers to reveal a black box with a red button. She presses the button and the two students who were not as excited about the environmental wash explode.
Blood and chunks of body parts hit the other students. The other TV spots are basically the same with a boss telling his employees to work on energy saving practices. Those who refuse get the button and are obliterated. A football player is decimated and even Gillian Andersen gets blown up – in a studio recording the voiceover’s for the 10:10 campaign! - because she believes that just doing an ad is enough to help global warming efforts. It is quite disturbing to see blood oozing down a studio window and, if your stomach can take it, eyeballs are seen crawling down the glass.
The short film’s campaign was, itself, short lived. It was described as horrific, cynical, sadistic, and crude. It prompted Sony and 350.org to pull their support from the 10:10 global campaign.
Many of the advertisements that are to illustrate the global climate dilemma are aimed at killing or placing humans in harm’s way. In Finland, a television ad that was praised for its effectiveness shows a mother placing a baby in a bathtub. She turns on the water and the baby splashes happily not realizing that the mother will not return. The camera zooms out to imply that baby is going to drown as the water continues to fill the basin.
While the message is in a different language, the dark images of a baby drowning speak to everyone.
Now, according to the fatalists at Greenpeace, Santa Claus is going to drown and their new ad campaign – along with all of the other ads that are morose – reinforces my resolve that I do not want to associate with people that have no hope and no sense of what is appropriate in order to convey their message.
I sincerely believe that I am on the right side of the argument and that gives me the courage to report without shame that the Arctic has seen a 29 percent increase in ice in 2013 after a chilly summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year, which was reported recently by the Daily Mail.
What post people do not know is that the militant arm of environmentalists have a death fetish and a cynical and hateful view of human beings. They also seem to have the same disdain for everything that breathes on planet Earth. There is nothing that is sacred to them and they use extreme examples in television ads and in their conversations about global warming and climate change.
This type of behavior is exactly why Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, resigned. In 2005, Moore criticized what he saw as scare tactics and disinformation employed by some within the environmental movement, saying that the environmental movement “abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism.” Moore calls global warming the “most difficult issue facing the scientific community today in terms of being able to actually predict with any kind of accuracy what’s going to happen.”
He maintains that there is no scientific proof that man-made global warming is a reality. He went on to say that many of the environmental issues have been dealt with, however there are people within the movement that want to invent doom and gloom scenarios to win over the non-believers.
The environmental movement romanticizes the idea of the cataclysmic model and wants to see a world where people become peasants and pay for their abuses on planet Earth – for many offenders, that includes death. The simple message that is being sent out is: you don’t have a right to be here.
It most definitely is becoming anti-human and now anti-Christmas.