Monday, November 30, 2015

In The Coming Thousand-Year Age Of Trumpism, You Will Say "Merry Christmas," And Mean It (Or Else)

Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) provides a scathing look at the "Phony War" on Christmas that enables Dumbo/Teabagger media outlets to grouse about imagined anti-Christian "crimes" against their faith. If The Trumpster becomes Der F├╝hrer, he will enforce the utterance of "Merry Christams," not the pagan "Happy Holidays," under pain of a concentration camp visit. The irony of this crappola is that "Christmas" has been deeply influenced by pagan beliefs: holly, mistletoe and wreaths emphasize green and red colors. Green for female incubation and red for male fertility; the emphasis on animals is another pagan-connection. Before there was St. Nicholas or Santa Claus, the pagans worshiped Odin, a paunchy, white-bearded old man in their tales. Of course, there is a Christian element to the Christmas story, but the pagan-connection cannot be denied. In the meantime, the Dumbos/Teabaggers rage about red drink cups that have omitted Christmas symbolism in favor of a corporate logo. Of course the logo is a New Age salute to paganism. The Dumbos/Teabaggers just don't get it. Looking ahead to Christmas 2017, Der Trumpster can order the mass arrests of Starbucks employees and customvers and load them on the trains headed for the camps and the ovens. If this is a (fair & balanced) Dumbo/Teabagger version of "A Christmas Story," so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The War On Christmas
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political blog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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