We Believe in Santa Claus

Young children believe in Santa Claus. That’s a good thing.

After the age of seven children stop believing in Santa Claus, or so we think.

At that age the Santa Claus story is replaced with a new one: the legitimacy of our democracy.

Yep, it’s about that age – six or seven – when children go to school and are made fun of if they still believe in Santa Claus.

Not to worry, though, a new Santa Claus story exists for them to learn.

And this Santa Claus story, the legitimacy of our democracy, is the Santa Claus story that rarely gets demolished.

This is when children are indoctrinated into the purity of America, its leaders and its “pristine” democracy.

Hagiography runs supreme in first grade.

This is when your first grade teacher tells you the basic lies of America.

George Washington threw a silver dollar over the Potomac river. He didn’t. The Potomac River is 1100 feet at its narrowest. That is more than three football fields.

It is safe to say that Drew Brees himself couldn’t throw a silver dollar across the Potomac.

George Washington never told a lie. He did.

America is always the good guy. She isn’t.

The rest of the world are barbarians. They’re not.

Nevertheless, most people harbor and cherish these lies throughout their entire lives.

They don’t want to know the truth.

And every day, especially on Sunday morning, these lies are hammered home upon the American psych on the daily news shows.

Is it any wonder that Americans will sign up in droves when a national calamity occurs?

It isn’t.

Just a few minutes ago I was watching Whitney Webb talk to Glenn Beck about the corruption in our United States government.

I respect what she says, but she doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of convincing my friend Johnny.

Johnny is college educated.

You would expect Johnny to see through the veneer of lies that propagandize the American people daily.

He doesn’t.

Not only does Johnny not see through the bullshit, he doesn’t want to see through the bullshit.

Johnny still believes in Santa Claus.

Johnny wants to believe in Santa Claus, so when Whitney Webb comes around and tells a story contrary to that, Johnny gets angry.

Hey, Whitney Webb is the bad guy.

Johnny doesn’t want his fantasy world disturbed.

He wants to believe in the honesty and integrity of American government.

He watches those old Jimmy Stewart movies, like Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington, and he believes it.

He believes that anyone can be President of the United States.

He doesn’t want to know that we are ruled by a Harvard-dominated oligarchy.

He will bury his head in the sand against all evidence, and say: I think I think our country is still pretty good.

Forget about the runaway homelessness.

Forget about teen suicides out of control.

Forget about rampant drug abuse.

Forget about mass shootings on a weekly basis.

Forgot about inflation out the ass.

Forget about our out of control empire that killed 4,000,000 in Vietnam, another 2,000,000 in the Middle East.

It doesn’t matter that Johnny is getting hammered economically by our corrupt leaders.

He’s fully committed to the Santa Claus story.

Why shouldn’t he be committed?

He’s been propagandized on a daily basis for his entire life starting in first grade when he was told the lies about George Washington.

That’s right, Johnny. You keep believing in those stories.


Archer Crosley

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