It may be Fox News’ agenda du jour this Yuletide Season, but does everyone in the United States currently dreaming of a white Anglo Saxon Santa Claus?
By: Ringo Bones
Maybe Fox News’ Megyn Kelly has been pissed off since seeing that African American Santa Claus in that 1987 music video Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC, but does Megyn Kelly really have an erudite case for keeping the traditional Santa Claus a white Anglo Saxon (and preferably a Protestant) one? Sadly, history as we know it is not on Megyn Kelly’s side.
Back in the darkest days of the American Civil War, the Commander-in-Chief of the American Union Forces – as in the then US President Abraham Lincoln – literally drafted Santa Claus via a famed Harper’s Weekly political cartoonist named Thomas Nast as a morale booster for the Union troops back in 1863. Given that President Lincoln also “emancipated” slaves of black African descent - shouldn’t African Americans also deserve the privilege to play the part of the traditional Santa Claus during the Yuletide Season?
And what about the Klingon Santa Claus - Or the openly gay Santa Claus that’s born out of the increasingly politically correct decade of the 1990s? What does Fox News’ Megyn Kelly think about them? Maybe it is about as improbably as her white Anglo Saxon Protestant American Jesus Christ that she prays to.