Sunday, December 25, 2005

And tidings of comfort and joy to you, too.

So today there's this really, uh, hardcore column in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Not by a nationally-known figure, just some local guy, R.A. Walker. It's not online yet, but here are some excerpts:

Take away the credit cards and prozac and more people would understand that everything--even this "joyous," ho-ho-ho holiday season--is the work of Satan's pregnant "cash cow" sister and the ring of Black Friday's cash registers is nothing but a chant from hell.
It's a fiction that keeps the sweat shops in the Third World humping out all that plastic stuff that will be in the trash by Easter and serves only to boost corporate pcofits and encourage a month-long binge of reckless spending by Americans who should be shaking in fear at what awaits in the new year.
Our whole society waits like a hungry little bird in a nest for its Christmas fix. Gimme gimme gimme. We're addicted and in denial; and chances are we'd go on denying even if the Christmas shopping season were to coincide with Armageddon.



Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Wait, hang on, I don't get it. So he's against corporate profits? I thought that was what Republican Jesus was all about.

- SK

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

love the "er" before hardcore. you mocked me for my use of "hardcore" and now you're using it. great. that's what i like to see.


8:33 PM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

The funny thing is, this column never appeared on the paper's website: in the editorials section, they just skip right past December 25. Very disturbing.

I'm not actually entirely sure that he's a republican, SK, or at least, I'm not sure you can determine that from the column. As you note, there's nothing republican about opposing corporate profits. I will limit myself to calling him "hardcore"--perhaps certain persons have overused the word at various junctures, but at this point, there's really no other way to put it--this guy is Hard. Fucking. Core.

10:57 PM  

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