Sunday, December 24, 2006

Santa Clause doesn’t exist

Today and tomorrow day are quite the ordinary days, or so one would have hoped.

A female supply teacher working at Boldmere Junior School was sacked in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom recently for telling the obvious truth: that Santa or Father Christmas doesn’t exist, and that the children, as ten and eleven year olds, should know that.

The calamity following this simple, healthy statement is both puzzling and horrible. What’s wrong with the parents, with people in general? I can’t help but thinking that this case is symptomatic for the world as a whole. Most people are evidently more comfortable living in the illusion than in the real world. Amanda Piovesana made this very telling statement:

- I am upset because it has taken away a magical part of Christmas. A teacher should not have the right to do that.»
Is this what she calls Magic, this… horrible conceit? No wonder the current human society is on the brink of collapse.

Your daughter can’t be very bright, Amanda. I saw through my grandfather’s disguise when I was five.

How long had you planned on keeping the truth from your stupid daughter? What other things do you keep from her?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    ha ha, it's funny the way things are in this world. You tell a little kid Santa isn't coming to your house anytime soon, then the grown ups get all huffy. Even when they know it's true and those little kids will figure it out sooner or later.

    Plus, Santa isn't so innocent either, since he's based on the idea of a robber baron.