Stop defining the race of a made-up person

Sorry kids, but Santa Claus isn’t real. Sure, he’s loosely based on St. Nick, but the big guy, with the red outfit, big beard, and a jolly laugh is a fictional character meant to excite kids about Christmas, sell paintings, and most importantly, bottles of delicious, fizzy Coca-Cola.

To go on national television to explicitly claim that Santa Claus is of one particular race is beyond ludicrous; it’s insanity. It’s something that lunatics rave about after they’ve consumed one too many hits of bad LSD, or the hangover from the whiskey hasn’t yet kicked in.

For the love of Christmas and all that is holy, stop talking about Santa.

Unless expressly stated by the creator of a character, fictional beings can be of whatever race we choose. If the producers of the James Bond franchise decide to replace Daniel Craig with a black 007 following Craig’s tenure, will the bloviating fools on FOX News decry the choice and argue that James Bond is white?

Probably not.

Why you ask?

James Bond, like Santa Claus is a fictional character, and despite only caucasian interpretations of the character, it doesn’t mean James Bond’s (or Santa’s) race is dogmatic.

Maybe this just happens to be a new front on the supposed “War on Christmas,” which is nothing more than a conservative delusion to make sure that the ideologically opposed can find no common ground, even around Christmas.

Some may be desperately trying to cling to an America that is dominated by straight, white males, but the country is changing. We are moving forward into a time where (we hope) race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation are no bearing on whether you are Santa Claus, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or president. Clinging to the past makes it harder for us to move forward as a nation.

Of all the issues that matter, some still believe Santa’s race is a newsworthy topic. Keep it up, FOX News and talk radio, you’re certainly winning that culture war…

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