Fox "News" actor Megyn Kelly stressed today that, "...by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is arguing that we should also have a black Santa, but, you know, Santa is what he is, just so you know, we're just debating this."
While defending the Caucasian ancestry of the imaginary Santa Claus, Kelly added, "Jesus was a white man, too. He was a historical figure. That is a verifiable fact. As is Santa. I just want the kids watching to know that. How do you just revise it in the middle of the legacy? Of the story? And change Santa from white to black?"
Kelly is claiming it's a verifiable fact that Jesus existed, that he was a Caucasian child born to dark olive-skinned Jews, that he spent his life living in Africa and the Middle East. In other words, Kelly says it's a verifiable fact that Jesus looked like the Caucasian guy on the left, but not the brown guy on the right.
The dark skin tone of the people who lived in that part of the world at the time suggest that Jesus (if he existed) if seen today, would be described as a black man, or at least brown-skinned. From a social perspective, we have other clues; he called other men his brothers, public officials hassled him everywhere he went, authorities beat him up in custody, and he couldn't get a fair trail to save his life.
But I digress. Let's talk Santa.
I have sometimes been surrounded by very bright, and well educated blonds. I have never found a strong signal implying that blonds are by definition 'fools'. Sadly the outlyers do exist, and a few monopolize our public attention I expect.
I expect there was no personal censure in operation at the time of this comment. No appropriate 'off switch' was active, and no 'common sense 'application' installed. Having watched FOX, off and on for years, it appears that many of their 'characters' are selectively chosen for their weak connection to any 'reality' that seems to exist other than between their corporate ears. While I can many times appreciate their humorous gafaws and snafu's, which seem to be on par with the '700 Club'. If I want something useful from them it is mostly the weather, which I expect, since it only has a marginal political utility, is presented as is.
Ok, I was wrong, the whole thing is mostly nuts, and muddled up to rafters....
Look what this has caused...
And since when was Santa female?
since christmass :p